For the last month my weekly kids have been working on their latest art project. I took photos of each one of them. They had to use their photo as the focal point of their piece.
We collaged the canvas and then they had to draw themselves as something, anything. We painted over the collage to outline who or what they were going to be. Then they added shaded outlines in the background and some paint lines and dots.
After they were happy with the background, they then embellished their picture to create the scene.
I had all kinds of junk for them to pull from.
When they were done embellishing they had to come up with a phrase or word to finish the piece.
They had such fun making their art and I had as much fun helping them with their ideas.
These are the finished projects:
He wanted to be a rainbow, age 5.
She wanted to be a Hot Dog. Age 6
Here is a princess. Age 10
He wanted to be a bottle of ketchup. Our dog had two squeaky toys she never plays with so we washed them up and attached them to the picture. The phrase is actually his last name. age 7.
This one has the most three dimensional aspects. Age 10.
Another fairy tale princess. Age 11
A sweet angel age 9.
This one is fun and happy. Age 13.
I look at these pictures and can't stop smiling. The biggest thing for me is that the kids create with joy and abandon and I just try to keep them going in a forward motion.