1. We will be using these DICE below for a fun Cubist art game where our fourth graders will have a sheet that corresponds to the rolls they throw. By the law of chance, students will work as a table to see what type of cubist portrait they can create. This is a fun warm up lesson I found on Teachers Pay Teachers to introduce us to cubism, which will be followed by a much more extensive project that will include a camera, some observational drawing, and paint! Follow up in a few weeks to see what we create.
3. These FELT SHAPES will used in pre-k to practice making compositions on felt boards. We will discuss symmetry, patterns, as well as color theory.
4. I found these fun TEXTURE SQUARES after some research into Pre-k and K art activities that were more about process and than product. These squares are a fun hands on way to encourage young learners' awareness of their sense of touch. Additionally, by examining and talking about the squares, they are building their descriptive vocabulary. I look forward to going on a hunt around the school trying to match similar textures to the squares we have.
5. These Roylco Masks were actually purchased at the end of last year, but will be the first time I get to use them with the students. In the past we have made masks a very different way that took a lot longer, since it included hollowing up the armature we created from scratch. I am excited to shorted this project to make room for other fun things, as there is never enough time in the studio.
6. Finally, who does not like PRIZES??? All of my students know although art is very fun on its own, Mrs. Banker loves incentives and there are lots of ways to earn them. Cashing in Art Bucks is just one way, where students can earn a time in, homework pass, or prize back selection.