I am always looking for new ideas for the primary children to work on in the art room. Pinterest and the many wonderful art blogs are great sources of inspiration. One of my favorite art blogs is, ‘That Artist Woman.’ http://www.thatartistwoman.org/ This week’s project was inspired by one of her latest posts, http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2012/12/folk-art-angels.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FVXCV+%28that+artist+woman%29 These folk art angels were a perfect project for Christmas.
I first had the children choose two colors with which to paint their background. They blended the paint on to the paper.
For time purposes, I provided each student with a poster board cutout of an angel dress, wing, arm and head. The head was painted a flesh color. The students were given the option of painting their angel either antique white, gold or silver. Once the paint had dried the students were able to embellish their angels with a fine point sharpie, beads, gems and glitter. A mouth and eyes were drawn and a halo from either a silver pipe cleaner or feather were added to the head. All the pieces were then glued together. Angels were attached to the painted background with double sided stickers, or glue dots to give the angels a three dimensional effect. Wooden stars and a wire wand was also attached to the angel with a glue dot.
To give the project an added touch of sparkle, students decorated three poster board stars. These were initially covered with star shaped cutouts from book pages. A coating of mod podge was painted on and glitter was added. Once dry they were then affixed to the background with glue dots.
There were many steps to this project which is a challenging concept for younger students. But the children are able to see that their hard work pays off and be proud of the end results!