Thursday, December 1, 2011

Out of this world artwork!

I am so amazed at the artists in our class! Check out these beautiful works of art. Boys and girls worked diligently to create the Earth, moon, and stars using a variety of art media and techniques. It's not exact by any means, but we tried to show the relative size of the Earth, moon, and sun. We learned today while reading a nonfiction book about space that over 1 million Earths could fit into the sun. I told students that only a mere sliver of the sun could fit on their papers since the sun is SO much bigger than the earth and moon.

To create these collages, we spatter painted the construction paper background using tempera paint, used oil pastels to draw the Earth, mixed white/black paint and sprinkled it with sand to create textured moon paper, and tore/glued tissue paper on construction paper to create the sun. The Earth, moon, and sun were all cut and glued onto the background to create these amazing collages! I hung them up in the hallway after school and will snap a photo tomorrow to show ALL the finished products. They're eye-catching and have already received numerous compliments from other teachers. :-) Watch for your child's "lap book" about the moon to come home tomorrow or Monday. 
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