Saturday, January 30, 2010

After School Art

This month, we made oil pastel animals. The idea was adapted from this post. Instead of doing just penguins, the kids did all different kinds of animals, using an oval as the base for the body. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera during the program, but they came up with some great creations: fish, sheep, horses, pigs, and some imaginary creatures. They started out with sheets of grey paper, drew their animal in pencil, outlined in thick black marker, then filled in with oil pastels. This was a fun project - everyone got really creative and when they filled up the whole paper, their pictures really popped.

I know it was a success, because Dora and Theo woke up and got dressed on their own the next day and went right downstairs to make more pictures.

Dora's work.

Theo's work. I helped him draw the dinosaur, but the portrait is all his.

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