This was a quick one-day project about Georgia O'Keeffe. Believe it or not, she was from Sun Prairie, WI! That blew the kids' minds. We talked about how Georgia's paintings depicted enlarged flowers and because of their size those flowers became the emphasis/focal point of the artwork.
We drew out a flower shape, really making sure that our flowers were HUGE! We also talked about how good artists having things come off the edge of the paper. After they drew their flower, they sharpie'd and then erased the pencil lines. We re-touched on the watercolor technique wet-on-wet. This was a method that we used on our fall leaves earlier in the year. We combined this painting technique with warm or cool colors to make these beautiful flowers!
Dinosaurs and architecture?! Yes please!! We read the book If the Dinosaurs Came Back and used that as inspiration for this project (as well as whoever it was that I saw posted this). We recapped on the difference between geometric and organic shapes, taking note that cities have a lot of geometric shapes. After drawing and sharpie'ing their cities. They created a dinosaur of their choosing out of some scrap paper. Lastly, they added some details to their dinosaurs. When they finished, they were asked to write about the topic "If the dinosaurs came back..." It made for some pretty funny things that they would do with the dinosaurs!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.