Fourth greaders learned all about Catlanta and #FAFATL for their first art project this year. Catlanta is an Atlanta based artist who creates cats out of wood. The artist places them all around the city in different locations and takes a picture with a clue. Catlanta will give hints using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Then, followers can go and search for the cat and keep it. Its an art scavenger hunt!
Other artists around Atlanta have caught on and the movement is now called Free Art Friday ATLanta or #FAFATL.
We began by sketching out ideas for cats. Students had the option to create another animal if they do not like cats or if they are super good at drawing something else. We had colorful catlantas, turtlelantas, buglantas, and all sorts of cool animals!
Students traced their designs with Sharpies and used Intermediate Colors of liquid water colors to fill in their animalantas.
They cut out their creations when they were done to make cool art objects that can be hidden around town for #FAFATL.
Turtlelanta and Ladybuglanta:
Butterflylanta and Bunnylanta:
Giraffelanta, Owlanta, and Sharklantas:
Spiderlanta, Birdlanta, Fishlantas:
Fourth Graders are excited to begin working on solar system landscapes next!