CODING IS COMING AFTER CHRISTMAS! Through the Birdbrain Technology borrowing program, 1st grade students will learn coding and how to paint with light using Finch Robots.
First grade students have been very busy creating their own Georgia O'Keefe inspired flowers. These large scale paintings allowed the students to learn more about blending colors (analogous or "neighbor" colors), drawing from observation of an image, and cropping an image to create visual interest.
Students learned the art of self-portrait through the lens of Grant Wood's, "American Gothic". Using the iPads to take selfies, they learned the proper proportions of the face and how to recreate what they saw on the screen in a drawing. The students were then introduced to parodies and they used this information to inspire their "other" character. They then wanted to add "real clothes" so textiles were added to the project. They did a great job on drawing themselves and the fabrics chosen matched well with their other character.
The last big project for the year were the students Mickey ears. They again, used the iPads to research a favorite Disney movie or character. They then used their observation skills to create this character within the circle constraint. Black paint and Sharpie markers were used to color in the character, background, and the back of the ears. A headband was added because the students wanted to wear them like they would in Disneyland. Mickey would love them!