This past week, the Prepper class painted blue snowy skies and learned to cut out a snowflake from paper. We then glued our snowflake to the painted sky.
This week, the Preppers learned about symmetry. I explained that a paper that was symmetrical was the same on both sides, and then showed them how to fold their papers to make a painting that mirrored itself. They loved the process and had a great time deciding what their final images were. We had a lot of butterflies, a dinosaur, an octopus, Elsa and Anna, a monster, and two fish.
The Prepper class has been doing a lot of painting projects recently! We have looked at watercolor paints and how they mix, what happens when you paint on crayon and other wax/oil based surfaces, and ways to paint everyday things like the grass and sky. We also do our fair share of abstract art, which is always fun!
In recognition of the nice warm weather, the Prepper class made snails out of a variety of art materials. We combined colored paper, painted paper, and cut-out shapes to make cute little snails while also enjoying some new centers in the art room!
Easter is one of the best excuses to break out the art supplies. There are so many projects we could do! The Prepper class got to enjoy several days of shaving cream art–one of my favorite activities–that they then used to marble their easter egg stencils. The final eggs are up in the hallways for admirers to look at. We also made baskets out of popsicle sticks and drew baby chicks both in and out of eggs. It has been a super fun series of projects!
For the past could of weeks, the Prepper class got to do several different paint mixing activities. Last week, we got to do the best one of them all… shaving cream! I dumped a little bit of blue and a little bit of yellow into each student’s tray and let them discover what happens when you mix it all up!
With the cold weather moving in, the desire for snow is strong in the Prepper class. The ever-popular snowflake art was first on the agenda. We got to cut out snowflakes together to glue into painted snowstorms. You can see the finished ones up on the wall in some of the pictures. The next project was to make snowmen! Everyone loves a cute snowman, and these were simply adorable! The students got to draw, cut out, and decorate their snowmen before taking them home to show mom and dad.