Submitted by: Leon Ruder, an art educator at St Ignace Area Schools in St Ignace Michigan.
Getting a 3-d result from 2-d materials.
What You Need:
- mixture of 50/50 water and Elmer's® glue
- paper towels
- tempera paints
What You Do:
- Pass out 2 sheets of paper towel to each student and show them how to tear it in half (to bottom) put one set of sheets on top of the other and show them how to tear them in half). You will end up with 8 pieces about 4 inches by 4 inches.They do not have to be perfectly torn.
- Place the first piece of paper towel down on the paper and using the brush (the bigger the better) soak the piece with the mixture of water and glue.
- Now, each child using their fingers, touching the surface of the soaked paper; have the children "claw" toward the center with their fingers. This will form a free form flower.
- Have them do "the clawing" twice in a row - if they want a rose shape. The children can do up to eight flowers.
- Then let children paint the flowers different colors.
- Set the finished pieces on a long strip of paper or newspapers to dry, laying down about 2 hours.
- This lesson has proven fun and interesting for my k-2 classes.
- This lesson is designed for a 45 minute period.
Leon Ruder: Wayne state university and MSA 1984; Eastern Michigan University BFA 1969; St Ignace Area Schools -30 years
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