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Lesson Plans

Apple art

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Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:33:33 -0500

Another idea to add to the apple art is have them print on fabric. If possible
have then fringe the edges of duck cloth or thin canvas. I've discussed with
students how art on cloth can be functional and decorative.

Savannah97 wrote:

> Hi Heather,
> I have done an apple theme with the little ones at the beginning of the year.
> We discuss different kinds of apples, colors, shapes, parts of etc. On a
> narrow strip of construction paper ( 3 1/2 " x 10" approx.) they make 3
> apple prints using apples cut in half and placed on a paper plate of tempra.
> I let them use red, green, yellow and white paint for the prints and either
> red, white, or green paper
> to print on. I mount the prints on either red, white or green paper to
> contrast with their choice of paper color and tempra color.
> The second project is to have them paint a giant apple on a big piece of
> white construction paper. I bring in apples in a variety of shapes. I
> demonstrate to show how I leave a little space of white paper unpainted to
> show a highlight on the apple.
> I do a project on the big construction paper once a month that teaches them
> something new . For example: color mixing using their hand prints and
> tempra and rubbing their hands together to make the new color and printing
> that new color hand print, cool colors/warm colors using starch and tissue
> paper, printing texture using a variety of tools and tempra. Anyway, I
> collect all these large construction paper art activities and make each child
> a portfolio of their work. I die cut letters that say, " My First Grade Art"
> and glue this on the front of the portfolio. It is a nice keepsake, parents
> love it. Good luck with your little angels. Laraine