This week in art, the Bridge class has been having some intergalactic fun creating aliens!! Inspiration came from a book I used to read to my children when they were younger, ‘Here Come The Aliens!‘ by Colin McNaughton. Each student was given a piece of paper that I had divided into thirds through folding. This allowed the students to clearly see where the head, body, legs and arms were supposed to go. Before painting began we discussed different shapes, square, triangle, oval, pear, circle etc. and different lines, straight, wiggly, curved, zig zag etc. The students were instructed to choose what shape they wanted to paint the head. Next, we moved on to the body. They painted two lines of their choosing on either side of the paper and filled the body area with paint. They then chose what lines they wanted to use for the legs. To complete their aliens they added arms and facial features. The second stage of the project was to create a background. The children had great fun using the splatter paint technique to create yellow stars on a black background. Planets were created with paper that had been painted with two layers of different colored paint. Designs were etched onto the paper, scraping away the top layer of paint to expose the bottom layer. I love how these turned out 🙂
The children loved splattering paint to make their galactic background.