I must be blogoholic because I've been posting a LOT lately. But it seems like a bunch of artwork got done at once, and I wanted to get these photos off my camera and onto the computer, so this was a natural next-step.These are "cave" paintings by my 4th graders, painted while sitting or lying on the floor in the dark under the tables, closed in by cardboard walls, working by the light of flashlights (as I showed in a prior post). Some of the paintings did not come out so great, probably because the kids couldn't see what the heck they were doing. Also, the surface of some of the "rocks" were a bit rough, if the student didn't knead his hunk of recycled paper glop enough before forming a patty. Anyhow, these individual photos are some of the BETTER pieces.
But no matter how the product LOOKS - I also had some kids tell me today that these were the BEST art classes of their life (though another child disputed that making a papier-mache tiki last year was pretty awesome too).
All I know is, changing the art room environment took a bit of time, effort, and planning to set up, but totally worth it. The kids think their work is great and will remember this project.