It has been a short week in the art room for the 2nd graders due to their field trip and teacher in-service day. But they have done a great job completing their projects. We continued to focus on the Chinese New Year (a month or so late) by studying Dragons.The 2nd graders have also been learning about the significance of dragons in the Middle Ages. St. George, the patron saint of England, was said to have slayed a dragon and kept the people of England safe. We even practiced some good old fashioned chivalry in class. I’ve asked them to display their chivalrous manners over Spring Break!!!!! Click on the following link and share with your children. http://storynory.com/2008/04/14/st-george-and-the-dragon/ To begin the project, students were guided through the steps of drawing a dragon. Color was added with watercolor paint and when dry, details were highlighted with a sharpie. Students then cut out their dragons. The next part of the project was to create the dragon’s cave or stalagtites and stalagmites. A series of peaks and valleys were drawn along the top and bottom of the page. Students used purple watercolor paint to give their cave color. Cave pieces were then cut out. The dragon and cave pieces were then assembled on a piece of black construction paper and glued into place. Magnificent, medieval dragons.
Some of the students had a go at drawing their own dragons. I love it when they feel inspired to try out something we have studied in class on their own. 😉