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4th Grade Choice Photography Unit

This year, I have been making an effort to add more choice and student-directed learning to my curriculum.  This unit grew as an extension of the 4th grade pinhole camera project.  I needed a way to occupy the class while … Continue reading

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Pinhole CANmeras – Day 2

The following information will make a lot more sense if you have already read my previous post called Pinhole CANmeras Day 1. PROCESSING THE IMAGES: Cameras begin to trickle back in on week 2 of this project.  Out of a class of … Continue reading

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Wet Felting with 4th and 5th Graders – Challenging but worth it!

My first experience with wet felted vessels was during the MAEA Convention in North Adams last fall.  I took a workshop with Carolann Tebbetts and was immediately hooked. I wasn’t sure how to break the process down for elementary students, … Continue reading

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Tempera Paintings Inspired by Tarsila do Amaral

After looking at the work of Tarsila do Amaral, my 4th grade students created landscape paintings with an emphasis on value. They were asked to think about foreground, middle ground, and background. Tarsila do Amaral grew up on a farm … Continue reading

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One Sheet Sculptural Mini Book

This simple book is made out of one sheet of paper.  You can use just about any size or quality of paper as long as it folds easily.  80 pound paper will allow students to use crayon on both sides … Continue reading

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Simple 3-D Mask

Teacher Tips: This easy mask project always has a high success rate.  I usually have students make and paint the masks on day one.  Hold off on stapling under after the paint dries. On day two, we staple then embellish … Continue reading

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