Monday, January 16, 2012



We've been following our plan to focus on one art material or technique at a time.  Throughout November, December and the first weeks of January we worked with colored pencils, crayons, markers, though we remained flexible and incorporated other holiday crafts and added materials as necessary for a specific project.

Now we're getting started on paper as our material of choice. Scissors, glue, tape, and simple stickers are always on hand as is a big stack of colorful construction paper and white drawing paper. So many possibilities in paper... folding, cutting, tearing, crumbling.

So far we've practiced some simple origami folding and made collages using contact paper. I imagine cutting snowflakes, making paper chains and working with tissue will make their way into our time using paper, and, as has happened with each unit, I expect this one to extend well beyond the week we originally allotted for each material.

Look who is beginning to participate in art projects!

Snuggles and Gerald, CC's class guinea pigs, were with us for the weekend and Sabrina created this wonderful collage portrait of them.


Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

I like your idea about focusing on one material at a time. So many interesting options with paper...have fun! And seriously, those guinea pig creations are adorable keepers (plus much easier to care for on a daily basis:)

Wachiraporn Homtongwanit said...

I like you post and your idea.