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Easter Activity- 'Rocking Bunnies' Activity

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Easter Activity- 'Poly Easter Eggs' Activity

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Clay - Cartoons in 3 Dimension

This project offers the students the opportunity to create a character in 3 dimension; to learn about exaggerating the features on the human face and modelling clay by hand. Students will initially draw several cartoons with exaggerated features using black pens, prior to making their clay caricature.

Project from www.chromacryl.com 
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Printmaking - Cardboard Prints

For very young students printmaking is a source of fascination and challenge. Opposite to drawing and painting, printmaking is an indirect process. To make a print, something has to be done to one surface; the block, in order to produce an effect on another surface; the paper.Cutting and gluing card to form a block, rolling the ink and transferring the image onto the paper becomes a ‘kind of magic’ that students love. If young students have had enough experience in cutting paper they will be able to produce a card print.

Project from www.chromacryl.com 
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The Urban Landscape

This project provides students with the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the history of cities and towns and the way they have developed and changed. It also presents a creative approach to painting the landscape from a different perspective: that of a ‘bird’s eye view’.

Project from www.chromacryl.com
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Painting Self Portraits

This project has been designed to suit normal classroom conditions and illustrates how the classroom can be adapted to create the working space required.

Young students express their thoughts, ideas and feelings about themselves and at the same time they develop their own symbols and techniques to create self portraits.

Objective

Create a self portrait based on ideas such as self esteem, identity, intimacy, heritage, ancestry and cultural background using charcoal sticks and paint.

Project from www.chromacryl.com

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Textile Puppets

 

This project is designed to suit normal classroom conditions and illustrates how to adapt the classroom to create the working space required.

Puppetry is sometimes neglected by teachers as planning and sourcing materials takes some time, but this can be solved by planning ahead and by asking parents to contribute recyclable materials in advance.

Textile puppet making is suitable for any age group, as the techniques can be adapted to different levels of ability. For very young children it is advisable to have a couple of parents come to the classroom to assist.

Objective

• To provide students with the steps involved in making a 3D puppet from idea through to end product
• To give students an understanding of how to create a puppet from found and recycleable materials whilst expanding their ability to visualise the character

Project from www.chromaryl.com
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Painting & Collage

 

This collage project is inspired by the work Eric Carle—author and Illustrator of many children’s picture books. Eric Carle uses paper collage to illustrate his books by painting and decorating his own assortment of cut paper. His most popular book is called “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, which has been translated into many different languages for young children all over the world.

I had the opportunity to present “The Art of Eric Carle” at the 1998 “Out of the Box Children Festival” in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The former Director of the Festival Cate Fowler, commissioned me to produce an activity involving collage, inspired by the books of Eric Carle, to be implemented during the week-long Festival.

7000 young children from three to eight years of age participated in the art experience.

After years of successfully teaching this project in my own studio classroom and in primary schools, I have decided to make this tutorial available as Eric Carle’s books are still very popular with teachers to engage young children in reading and art.

Objectives

Collage is an art activity using coloured papers that children love. This project gives the students the opportunity to prepare their own papers, engaging in painting and decorating, cutting , gluing and creating an image involving shapes.

Project from www.chromaryl.com

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How to make a Construction Paper Butterfly

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