Even though it is technically Summer in Ireland, it definitely doesn’t feel like it!
Before the Easter break, I was very busy at school with preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, 1916 Celebrations and Easter work so I didn’t get to touch on Spring as much as I would have liked to. So I decided to do some work on it this side of April and some of our fantastic art is found at the bottom of this post.
Strand Unit: Making drawings; Looking and responding
- experiment with the marks, lines, shapes, textures, patterns and tones that can be made with different drawing instruments on a range of surfaces
- explore shape as seen in natural and manufactured objects and become aware of the shape of shadows cast by objects
- draw from observation
- look at and talk about his/her work, the work of other children and the work of artists
Resources: coloured card, goggly eyes, scissors, glue sticks, pencils for drawing, wool, lollipop sticks, sellotape in case the glue doesn’t work
Template Art is very appealing, and can be a great crutch for those who are a bit scared of teaching art!! I’ve spent the last few years moving away from template art and the results have been fantastic!! The children really are capable of a lot more then we give them credit for. Have confidence in your own abilities to teach a successful art lesson without using templates.
- Draw an egg(make sure to encourage them to make a decent sized egg )
- Draw a chick that would fit behind the egg.
- Using different types of line, design and fill your egg.
- Cut out your egg.
- Cut out your chick.
- Create a beak (draw a diagonal) for your chick and eyes if you don’t have googly eyes.
- Assemble your chick and add hair if you so wish.
- Here are the finished pieces!!
A gentle side note: I just used coloured card, I didn’t have any foam and the kids results were brilliant. I also bought all my glue sticks, paper, wool and goggly eyes in Mr. Price. It’s great value and Irish owned.