When I saw the amazing neon tigers created by the blog smART Class I couldn’t wait to try them out with my art club kiddos! First of all, this project gave me some serious nostalgia because it reminded me a lot of Lisa Frank which I loved when I was younger. I think I had almost every single sticker and folder that she ever created – especially the super sparkly ones. Even as I am writing this blog post I am wondering how I can incorporate Lisa Frank into my adult life. Shoes? A dress? A lunchbox? ALL OF THE THINGS?! In the meantime I will have to just be satisfied with neon tiger paintings. Here is my example:
We started off this project with step-by-step drawing. I played the video from the blog post and we drew along.
If students needed to slow down or pause, they did wavy arms. The entire classroom looked like this:
Students were encouraged to add more details to fill up the space of they drew their tiger small. The next week, they used black paint or sharpie to bold their sketch lines.
The last step was to use fluorescent Versa Temp paint to add color. I LOVE these awesome paintings, they are so full of character and really showcase the creativity of art club kids.
Great work art club!
❤ Mrs. K