Friday, July 24, 2015

1st Grade - Giraffes Can't Dance

A staple in Mr. Schmidt's art room for a few years now, we made the jump to first grade and the painting process ran a lot smoother.  The project (taken from the incredible Thomas Elementary Art blog) centers around how we can interpret lines to show movement.  First, we read Giraffe's Can't Dance and point out how the artist wiggles and waves the lines to make the animals appear to be dancing, then we go step by step to draw our own dancing giraffes.  Then we paint our background and color our giraffes before we put them both together.  The result is a fun mixed media project.  Check out some sweet examples from our first graders!

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