5th grade is following up their notan projects with some mini paper-cut landscapes. Students will be donating either their landscape or a small, colorful notan to the Mercy Project to be displayed at the new Mercy Healthcare Facility located where the old Central Elementary used to be. I’m loving the landscapes!
The 5th graders have started a new project making “notans”. Notan is a Japanese word meaning “light and dark” used in art and design. Along with this project, they are beginning to grasp the consent of positive and negative space. The projects below are a small, colorful version of the project that they will be donating for a community art project through the new Mercy Healthcare System facility located where the old Central Elementary used to be.
Starting new projects means that teacher exemplars are needed. I make so many examples before and during the lesson that I could fill a museum by the end of the school year!
The kindergarten classes worked on making symmetrical butterfly wings by putting paint on one side of their paper, then folding it in half and rubbing the paper. They were excited about their results when they carefully opened their papers. We added painted cardboard tubes for the body.
Here are some finished butterflies made by 2nd graders.
Materials: mat board scraps, cardboard pizza trays, pipe cleaners, oil pastels