For Indian Arrival Day this year the Picassos and I talked about why the Indians came to Trinidad and what that entailed.
Oue art piece focuses on an Indian woman working in the cane fields. They had to focus on texture here and of course the challenge was to draw and paint the human form.
I think they did a terrific job!
This week we've traveled all the way to the other side of the world to find the inspiration for our art. The story The Koala Who Could is about a little koala named Kevin who is afraid of change.
This story teaches children that even though change may be scary at first, it can open their world to new and exciting things!
The Doodlebugs drew along with me and followed step-by-step instructions to get their Koalas looking just right. They added details and of course got to paint and add texture. Which also happens to be our ART WORD of the day!
This afternoon the Doodlebugs got to use some pretty cool painting tools. I brought out some paint rollers and scrapers to create some texture in this little art piece, needless to say they could hardly contain their excitement :P
We used the rollers for the sky and the scrapers to create the effect of waves in the ocean. I pre-cut some shapes that could be put together to create a sailboat and placed them in the centre of the table for them to choose which ones they wanted to use. These are the results!
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 :)