Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Paper Mache Cats, 5th Grade
These paper mache cats took us almost 3 months to complete. With almost 120 fifth graders, I felt like the cats were beginning to take over the art room. Paper mache is always a fun project, but it takes a lot of coordination and time.
I began by having students use wadded up newspaper and foil to created the body, head, legs, and tail. Students then added 3 layers of paper mache to their sculpture.
After the paper mache was dry, we used tempera paint to add details. I found that the kids had trouble painting the eyes on, so the eyes were drawn on a piece of white paper and glued to their cat.