Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Pop" Corn

New lesson for fourth grade will combine pop art, printmaking and corn.

Will be great for using up all the random 2 x 9" scraps of foam I seem to have inherited.  Thinking we can get this done in three classes. Art history connection with artist John Clem Clarke. Lesson plan for sale on TpT.

** Update 10/12/13 **
Road tested this with my 3rd grade daughter last night.
Tips: Have them draw the outline of the corn first. Then with a ruler, draw 4 or 5 guidelines across for making rows. Then tape to styrofoam. Draw the circles on the lines with ball point pen. You do not want them to do all circles on the paper and then trace. Way too much time. Mistakes won't show...they build character on the corn.

*** Update 12/5/17 ***
Have successfully completed this with 2nd grade. We do these as marker transfers. They color the lightest color first then add darker on top. Wet the printing paper with a damp sponge and transfer by burnishing with hands. You can have them cut out two or three, punch a hole and tie together with rafia.