CODING IS COMING AFTER CHRISTMAS! Through the Birdbrain Technology borrowing program, 2nd grade students will learn coding and how to paint with light using Finch Robots.
Students learned about Claes Oldenburg and his amazing large scaled sculptures. Many of the sculptures centered around the idea of food. The students wanted to create their own favorite foods in large scaled sculptures. They created a framework of newspaper and masking tape and then covered this with paper mache. Once dry, the sculptures were then covered in a primer coat of white and then the details were poured on with the appropriate colors. They did a great job in creating large scale, easily recognizable, and many of them tempting to eat, foods.
Christopher Marley was the inspiration for this next project. Students viewed and discussed this contemporary artist's work. How were his compositions laid out? Which one did they find most interesting? Hess were questions the students answered to begin their work. They used the iPads to research one of the following: butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, ladybugs, or moths. They could create more than one bug in their final work. We looked at symmetry and discussed how this also helped in the design. The students then learned how to create a relief print. They were challenged with thinking in negative and positive space and creating a master that would give them the coloring spaces they desired. Once the bug was printed in black ink, the student then blended analogous colors using colored pencils. The bugs were then cut out and assembled into the student's chosen composition.