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Printed Cityscapes

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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:

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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!)

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Clouds were created by stamping cotton balls dipped in white tempera paint.

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Black paper with stamped designs became the buildings.

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First graders loved to “dip and stamp, dip and stamp. . . ”

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They cut up their black printed paper into interesting shapes and glued them down to create a cityscape.

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These are so bright, colorful, and the patterns of stamped paper are really cool!



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I shall leave you with a joke:

What style of office paintings did Picasso develop?

. . . . Cubicle ism!

Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

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