In the Second and Third Grade class, we rejoiced as the mosaic pieces came to completion just in time for the art show. They looked fantastic, and were really popular with all of the visitors at the show.
That meant it was time to move on, so we have begun looking at American Indian Art. They often used abstract symbolism to represent both natural and spiritual objects, so we started our next project by sketching abstracted types of weather. Then, we discussed how Native Americans primarily used natural resources as their mediums. With that in mind, we then turned our sketches into sand art! The students are working on each section, one color at a time to fill in their white paper with colorful sand.