The Year of the Horse 2014

Friday, January 31 2014 was the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the year of the horse. For the past few years we have celebrated this festival be creating a  collage picture of the animal designated for the new year out of Chinese newspaper. The children are always fascinated to see Chinese writing. Each child was given a template of a horse head to trace. They then had to cut the newsprint into small pieces and glue them on to their horse head tracing. Students were encouraged to ‘overlap’ the pieces of paper, completely covering the white paper underneath. I cut each collaged horse head out and the students glued it onto a large piece of colored construction paper. An eye was added along with streamers of colored tissue paper to emulate the mane. This is always a fun project and provides plenty of practice for gluing, cutting, tracing and collaging. 🙂

Garret D.

Garret D.

Livia L.

Livia L.

Brody K.

Brody K.

Brayden T.

Brayden T.

Jack C.

Jack C.

Benjamin W.

Benjamin W.

Cade R.

Cade R.

Dane B.

Dane B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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