The Picassos finally painted their clay Scarlet Ibises today and goodness they are so gorgeous! 😍😍 They also took care to paint the beaks and some children added black feathers in the tails. Take a look at their beautiful birds!
The start of this term is smack in the middle of Independence Day on August 31st and Republic Day on September 24th so of course my little smarty-pants and I discussed what these days mean and the symbols that come along with our Republican status.
For our art project we will be sculpting the gorgeous Scarlet Ibis out of clay! There's also another reason I decided to highlight our gorgeous national bird and it's sadly because some people have decided that the Ibis is fair game for wild meat 😩. It saddens me to no end to know that these lovely protected creatures have become a target in a place that is literally supposed to be a SANCTUARY. Let that sink in. So our art is dedicated to these fine birds, OUR national birds and I hope that we can all take a moment to appreciate their beauty and vow to blow the whistle where and when we can to ensure their survival.
So the Picassos sculpted them today and they'll dry and wait to be painted in their scarlet colour next week! Take a look :)
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The Doodlebugs have started working on our Father's Day project! It's another 2 part one because it's made of salt dough so it has to be shaped and set aside to dry for a couple days before it can be painted and prettied up!
I have one little Doodblebug in particular that really doesn't like leaving his artwork behind... I don't blame you buddy but I promise I'll take good care of it! lol...
So anyway check out what they've done so far! We're making a little dish for daddy to decorate his desk or maybe his nightstand? Daddies? Ideas? It's super cute and made with love so it doesn't matter where you put it and boy did they have fun making it! Flexing those little fingers and stretching the dough! Take a look at what they've done so far :)
It's our last class of the term and the Picassos turned out to finish their creche project! Christmas is all about the holy family to Christians and while of course we spoke about the significance of this I allowed my Picassos some creative breadth here since we are not all of one faith, so one of my kiddos turned his Jesus, Mary and Joseph into the Star Wars Family! I just love this :)
You can see the first part here.
Christmas is around the bend so I'm going to get my Doodlebugs excited for the holidays by getting their little hands busy molding their very own Rudolph decoration! They do so love molding clay :)
This is a 2 part project because the clay needs time to air dry before we can paint it.
Take a look at our cute little reindeer in progress.
Christmas is here and this year my Picassos are going to make their very own creche! We will be exploring form (an element of art that we don't get to focus a lot on due to time constraints) while we build our manger, glue guns and all... don't worry we'll be safe! We will also be making the holy family... Mary, Joseph and of course, the reason for the season, baby Jesus.
So we will share our culture and beliefs in class as we always do and discuss what Christians believe and what Christmas means before we get down to the first part of our project... forming the figures out of clay.
This afternoon my Picassos finished our Mexican Clay Pots by painting them in to match their original designs :) This project spanned three weeks but I think they were equally stimulated by each phase. From drawing and painting the original designs to sculpting them out of clay and finally painting them in this afternoon.
Some lucky daddies are going to be presented with them on Sunday!
Happy Fathers Day in advance!
See the phases here
Clay Mexican Cacti
Thursday afternoon Picassos paint their cacti for Daddy :)
Thursday Picassos get to turn their paintings into a 3D design :) Take a look at the original post here.
Father's Day is around the corner so the Picassos got busy making something extra special today. They started turning their gorgeous designs into 3D using molding clay. Needless to say this class was loads of fun!
The first step is making the pinch pots. These were easy enough... we just pulled off sections of dough and molded pots a little bigger than a deya.
Next, they made the cacti. They took great pains to stick to their original designs... bless their little hearts :) Lots of detail done with toothpicks and going back and forth from the painting to the clay.
Next week we'll paint them but for now take a look!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)