A boy did this cute alien drawing after he had cleaned up. Today's 2nd graders did some of the cutest free choice ever in the last few minutes of their art time. Here's a couple more:
Yes, that's Batman and Robin!
But here's the fun mess. We had drawn faces with various expressions with oil pastels, and were painting over them with "the biggies".
These paints have been in my art room longer than I have. Seriously. But there's still good life left in them. Because they've been around so long, I totally don't worry about what happens to them. Go ahead! Stir one color into another and see what you get!! WOW!
The kids were so excited about color mixing - "Mrs. Brown! Come see the raspberry color I made!" "This color looks like a storm cloud!" "I made beautiful violet!" "Guess what ! Blue and Orange make BROWN! It looks like swampwater!" Gotta love it... Here's some works in progress -
The kids were fabulous, the room was a mess, everyone pitched in to wash the tables, and we all were happy. And one girl found an extra paint brush in her water bucket, and spent the whole art class painting with both - sometimes one in each hand, and sometimes like this:
When I collected the colored pop sticks that match the table colors, a couple of kids said the cutest things. (Let me start by explaining - I always say something like "Pickle Green" or "Jelly Bean Green", or "Rudolph's Nose Red" etc, and the kids always have suggestions for what the colors should be - today at the red table, one boy said "tongue red" (too funny!) but the best was at the green table. One of my sweetie-pie 2nd graders said "Greatest Art Teacher Green". Awww shucks!
So the rest of the day was just as good. The 4th graders saw the wacky Dali video "Get Surreal" and LOVED it, and came in at lunchtime to finish wampum belts and play Exquisite Corpse, the art game they learned about in the video. Then the 5th graders merrily stuffed plastic bags that will become the bodies of their Laurel Burch fantastic felines! Stay tuned... More great days to come!!!!!