First Graders became architects and created colorful cityscapes. We began by reading the book Roberto the Insect Architect.
The kids were particularly inspired by this page:
We talked about sunsets and shapes of buildings. Then first grade architects designed buildings in their sketchbooks.
The sunset background was created with watercolors and salt (a technique I have been quite fond of lately!)
Clouds were created by stamping cotton balls dipped in white tempera paint.
Black paper with stamped designs became the buildings.
First graders loved to “dip and stamp, dip and stamp. . . ”
They cut up their black printed paper into interesting shapes and glued them down to create a cityscape.
These are so bright, colorful, and the patterns of stamped paper are really cool!
I shall leave you with a joke:
What style of office paintings did Picasso develop?
. . . . Cubicle ism!