Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Shadow Art 2015

We finished our focus on shadow and light with a couple of art activities.
The first was tracing shadows.  We set up two lamps so more than one
                     child could work at this at the same time.
I referred to the lights as the sun and we angled it low to make the shadows
I hoped we could use oil pastels for this activity but the tip of the pastel was
                   to thick for tracing so we brought down the pencils.
I’ve mentioned before that younger children may have a difficult time seeing the shadow.  But once it was pointed out, the white paper helped, then they were able to trace around it.  The older children more so because it took a lot of fine
                                                  motor skill.
This child worked hard to set up the mini colander just so and then trace the
                  marks.  We thought it looked like a strawberry with seeds.

The other art activity was using stencils and chalk pastels.
It is the same skill as the first activity but simpler because the stencil is a solid form to trace.   This child really enjoyed this activity and did several pieces of art.
On to her second work; love her focus and the brush of chalk on her cheek from
                                         pushing up her glasses.
And just like tracing a shadow some children couldn’t see the outside of the
                                   stencil and started on top of it. 
I really enjoyed this art.  This is my piece, I overlapped the stencil and used
                                             different colours.

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