I started out with a home made stencil. For the 4 and 5 years of age , I drew a out line of the Koala. For the leg, arm and a few other details I drew a broken line. All the kids traced the whole koala. Making the broken lines complete. They added the face, fingers, fur, leaves..ext. The 4 images below are my teacher samples.
Before we started, I handed out a work sheet of shapes that are in the koala drawing. You can do this with any drawing for young kids. Now that they have warmed up their hand and fingers... we're ready to draw!!!
Here are some of the kids drawings.
Next week we will paint our picture!! Great job kids!!
Its almost the end of February. I'm a little late on posting my Valentines projects.
It's second winter break and I thought I
would get so much accomplished! We all have been there. The anticipation of time off... all the things I'll get caught up with. I'll have extra time to work in my studio. Maybe I'll even get some yard work done. Well... where did the week go. I did get a lot of things done, but not nearly the time a would have loved to spend in my studio.
But the yard looks a little better.
(In the North West, one needs to to advantage of a dry day)
Up Up And Away
Happy Valentines Day
Water color paper as the back ground.
Kids cut out water color paper hearts. I took a photo of each child reaching up to the sky.
The following week, when everything was dry. We assembled our Valentine project.
Hearts, string, and a cut out of each student. What fun!
Any time I incorperaite a self photo into the kids art, they love it. Lots of smiling faces.
I have 33 kids in my after school program. 3 classes a week. I had 6 kids out with sickness.
So I drew silhouettes for the returning kids to color them selves in.