Try having them create a stencil first, then using sponges or chalk to rub
color within the stencil. Chalk used in this way, rubbing with a cotton
ball over the subtracted shape, can be very successful for sped kids. Or
sponges if using paint- in a dabbing motion.
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Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:55 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] first 8th Grade painting project
I teach 8th grade art and did not have very much success with the first
painting project I gave them this year. I'm working in a special ed school
so the kids are very ADHD, and have a lot of trouble with small details (ie.
staying in the lines) unless they have OCD ( not a joke). After teaching
them some basic color theory which suprisingly none of them had been exposed
to I began the project. They were to design a thematic quilt with 9 squares
and a border design. Very cute assignment but I got terrbible results from
this semester's students and I just don't think they had very much fun. I
would like to do something where I can give them some basics but where they
can be more successful.