I showed them pictures of mountainy-desert landscapes. Then showed them the ripped paper technique using chalk. (Rip a long piece of paper. Color the chalk on the ripped paper. Use a tissue and swipe up or down, depending on the look you want, onto the black paper. Add deserty plants, stars, water, etc...
5th Grade. We used markers, sharpie and construction paper. They incorporated 3 words and used symbols to describe themselves.
(1937–), US artist; born in Germany. His brightly colored works, begun as pop art in the 1960s, have included US postage stamps, murals for border stations between the US and Canada and the US and Mexico, posters for Woodstock revivals and the Earth Summit, and an annual series of Statue of Liberty paintings. He has also painted President Obama and Taylor Swift. He is famous for his poster of the Yellow Submarine for the Beatles.
(1887–1986), US painter. A pioneer of modernism in America, she first produced largely abstract work, adopting a more figurative style in the 1920s. Her best-known paintings depict enlarged studies, particularly of flowers.
Saw this on Pinterest and attempted with my after school ceramics. I wouldn't do this again except with maybe 5th grade or Middle school kids. Its still pretty cute and I'm sure the parents of the little ones will love having their kids "hands".
The kids loved coming up with hand symbols.
We used texture rollers and stamps to get the texture on the hands and the little stand they sit on.