I love this lesson for a few reasons:
1. It was shared with me (and the other elementary art teachers over the years) by Linda Bradshaw, Retired Art Teacher from Hopewell Elementary School. I really enjoyed working with Mrs. Bradshaw and find her to be an extraordinary teacher and person.
2. It is a great example of how to blend art and literature
3. The kids love this project!
I started out by purchasing a copy of "Monster Mama" by Liz Rosenberg on Amazon.com. I was lucky and got a copy of this hard to find book at a great price. I couldn't wait for the book to arrive as this lesson MUST be taught AFTER reading, looking at and discussing the story and accompanying illustrations.
Next, we worked on drawing a screaming face of correct proportions followed by smudging the skin with oil pastels.
The following week we had a blast adding the hair using watercolors and straws to blow the crazy hair.
Check back for finished portraits!
|Blow painting w/ straws @ BT|
|Ready to create the crazy hair|
|I love the mouth on this one!|