This is a blog centered around the art education program in small rural school in central New York State. I plan to share information about Art Projects, and other topics related to Art Education.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The 4th grade animal project.
This is a project I have been doing for many years, we go to the library and research animals. We discuss things like habitat, texture, and proportion. The student chose an animal to draw, then they add color and texture with fabric crayons. I iron the drawings onto cloth and then they sew them for pillows, it is one those projects that parents collect, and the students wait for usually at least a few students ask at the 1st art class "Are we making those pillows this year?". Last year the librarian and I added more research, and had the create a Wiki to coordinate with the project, using their drawings as illustrations. I will post the one from this year when we get it set up and have this years pictures in it.
The students do need to use some artistic creativity because the fabric crayons only come in 8 colors.