Sunday, October 13, 2013

3rd Grade - Ink Monsters

The Ink Monsters have returned!  This was one of my favorite projects from last year.  Third graders looked at the artwork of Stefan Bucher, then created a monster out of an abstract inkblot.  The process starts with a small puddle of ink, which the students then blow around the page using a straw.  They then interpret the lines to be a part of their monster (hair, wings, etc.) then add their own details using a Sharpie marker.  The artwork isn't completed until the students give their monsters some place to live.  It's endlessly fascinating to hear the ideas the kids have about their monsters.  Ask your third grader about his or her work!

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