Saturday, January 14, 2012

Collaging and Finishing Our Illustrations

After kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders envisioned their ideas for their book illustrations, they drew their idea on a larger sheet of construction paper.  There were several tools I introduced to the students in order to help the them scale up their original drawings.   In some cases they looked for basic shapes, and in others they divided their sketch into four parts, and used a grid as their guide. 

"O" is for Octopus

Next, students began looking for large shapes in their drawing, that they could cut out of paste paper and collage onto their illustration.  The students accessed the paste paper themselves, choosing the color and texture that helped them express their idea.  

"U" is for Umbrella

T is for Truck

This is an illustration for the verb "flying".

 Next, over the last two class sessions, students used black markers, oil pastels and colored pencils at several different stations in the art room, and added to their collage in order to complete their illustrations and fully express their ideas.  Students learned about the word "mixed media" to describe the use of multiple materials in one piece.

"F" is for foot!

"V" is for vampire!

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