Perhaps my favorite project of the day was our "Tree Triptych" project. Maybe I loved it so much because I came up with the idea!! First of all, I talked to the kids about what a triptych is in art. SEE HERE to read more about this yourself. Quite a while back I had pinned this graphic (scroll down to see the tree graphic) with a variety of different trees, thinking I could use it somehow someday. I taped a copy of the graphic to the wall above the work station. The kids then drew three different trees on each of three white rectangles using a fine-tipped black permanent marker. They then added details with green and brown colored pencils. Then they glued the three trees onto a piece of green scrapbook paper and glued that onto a piece of brown construction paper. I love how these turned out!!
One project we did was "Plants in a Jar" inspired by THIS POST at Art Projects for Kids. I thought the kids did a great job, and their jars turned out great. Each one was unique; some had flowers, some vegetables; there were some with bugs and even worms in the dirt. Here are some photos of the finished paintings that I was photograph.
One of today's projects was "Rizzi Birds" inspired by THIS POST at Deep Space Sparkle. I also found this variation of the project at Holly's Art Corner and loved that it would make a perfect gift for Mother's Day with a mama and baby bird. Before we started our work, I told the kiddos a bit about James Rizzi and his art. We looked at the following two photos of some of his super-cool projects. HERE is the source for the two photos below.
Following are photos of our Rizzi birds. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!