I had precut shapes for one of the students as they are not able to use scissors.
The other student tried their hand at cutting on their own. Pretty good job. :)
After our first art class, I felt much better about what the students were capable of doing. The resource room teacher & I decided it would be a great idea, rather than to focus on a final piece of art, to focus on the experience with the materials. So from now on, every lesson will last two weeks. The first week, the students will experiment with the materials, art skills, art terms, etc... & the following week, we will use the same set of skills learned in the first week, just in a different way.
For our next lesson, we made symmetrical string art monoprints.
Once again, this idea came from Pinterest! Here is the original link to Organized Chaos's blog:
Students experimented making symmetrical string art using primary colors of tempera paint. Students dipped their string in each color of primary paint, & set it on their paper. Then, the students used another piece of paper to set on top of their strings & rub to make a monoprint. When each image was laid next to the other, it made a symmetrical monoprint.
Here are our versions:
After we finish these, we are going to use the same concepts of the primary colors & create marble art! I'll post those as soon as I take photos.
Hope you enjoy!