I had trouble coming up with a simple title for this project because it was so involved and included so many different standards, concepts, and techniques.
The next week, each table chose a primary or secondary color to use to create a value scale. Students used forks to scratch texture into their paper. For the third week, students chose a piece of construction paper that matched their value scale to create a monochromatic artwork. They used crayons and texture mats to create more visual texture.
The first step of building the landscape was to fold the value scale like a brochure an cut it into thirds.
One of those rectangles was cut as a wavy line to create the “hills” that the house is tucked into.
The other two rectangles were cut in half. I showed students how to create a warp and a weft and they chose papers that had a lot of contrast to weave. I showed the kids how to draw “lollipops” and told them to cut on the line and stop at the pop. This ensured that they had a decent warp that they could weave the weft pieces into. I also advised the kids to weave from the back since the lines were easier to see.
That was about as far as we got in one day. The next time we met, students cut out a roof, a chimney, and details for the sky.
Third graders will get to choose between these and their O’keeffe flowers to present in the art show in December. 🙂