Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pop Art Popsicles with Kindergarten

So, I never use popsicle sticks, but I finally found a project that allows me to use them that isn't rinky-dink!

Day One: We learned how to mix primary colors together to make secondary colors...
I had them fold their paper in half a couple of times to make 8 boxes. They painted the primary colors first, then we mixed them together to fill the other boxes. They had 2 extra boxes they could paint a color or pattern of their choice in.

Here's a modification I made for one our students with special needs.

Day Two: Making Popsicles!
I started by telling the kids we were going to cut up our paintings from last week....the sheer looks of terror I got....

We drew a simple "U" shaped popsicle in each box. Some of my art challenges were to draw one with a bite taken out, one that was melting...etc.

We added shadows to each popsicle and a little white highlight. I think they understood what we were doing....haha. I explained that popsicles are frozen and ice is shiny, so to show that texture we needed a little reflection of light. Maybe that stuck with some of them...who knows, but they did it and their popsicles look awesome!

Thiebaud Gumball Machines

To continue our Pop Art unit, the 3rd graders are creating Wayne Thiebaud inspired Gumball Machines.

Day One: Drawing and Painting the Machine

We looked at Thiebaud's paintings of gumball machines and sketched one in our books.
I let them use butter lids to trace the circle, and we drew the rest of the machine referencing Thiebaud's.

I have this awesome red latex paint that's high gloss, which looks really good for a gumball machine.

More photos coming soon!