The next lesson, students explored ways of creating different edges (i.e., zig zag, fringed, curvy, straight, etc.) by "drawing" these lines with our scissors.
Students worked on the same piece of paper both weeks to create a collage exploration of anything they chose (my focus for these lessons was to explore ways of manipulating materials and techniques instead of focusing on a specific subject/end product).
Students then had a 1-class painting "break" from collage. Students discussed primary/secondary colors and learned how to mix the primary colors to create secondary colors on large pieces of paper. I then introduced the idea of hand-painted paper and we discussed how it was important to fill in the entire piece of paper with mixed colors so that we could later use this paper for collage.
After this, students looked at the book "Animals, Animals" by Eric Carl and discussed their favorite animals. They spent one week creating the animal using hand painted paper, and another week creating the "habitat' for their animal on a separate piece of paper. The third week they cut out the animal and glued it onto the "habitat" background and used more collage paper to finish their "Favorite Animal Collages".
|Alexa, K-B07, "My Favorite Animal is a Horse"|
|Ariana, K-B02, "My Favorite Animal is a Whale"|
|Devin, K-B02, "My Favorite Animal is a Camel"|
|Jasmine, K-B07, "My Favorite Animal is a Cat"|
|Liani, K-B02, "My Favorite Animal is a Cat"|
|Michael, K-B07, "My Favorite Animal is a Camel in the Desert with Pyramids"|