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037 Second Graders did an amazing job creating snowbird collages. The project is based on a project over at Deep Space Sparkle. We started off reading Snowballs by Lois Elhert. Students noticed the collage and overlapping details in the book and were inspried to include that in their own artwork. Snowballs-1024x917 We began by stamping birch trees on white paper. Students chose a piece of construction paper to glue their trees down. 040 The next week we created “magic” paper with crayons, liquid water colors, and salt. 2nd graders included a pattern of a variety of lines and shapes and were amazed as the white crayon resisted the watercolor paint. They also thought the salt-on-watercolor effect was pretty neat. 011 031 Our next meeting was used to create the bodies for our birds out of shapes. Students folded their paper into quarters and had to cut shapes in half — a great reinforcement of math concepts! The last week was filled with fun: 2nd graders used white paint and one little finger to “make it snow” on their paper. 008 White and black crayons created branches with highlights and shadows. 007 Some students had the opportunity to write a story or artist’s statement to go along with their artwork. They are absolutely hilarious and awesome! 041 (2) 042 006 (2) 001 (2) 005 006 003 007 (2) 001 008 (2) 007 (3) 009 (2) 018 010 (2) 019 017 037 016 031 (2) 015 (2) 030 (2) 021

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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