Remember my Wacky Noodle Brushes I made a couple posts ago??
Welp, we used them today in 2nd grade!!
Here are the results......
LAUGHTER...A WHOLE LOT OF LAUGHTER
I gave the students a 12x18 piece of black construction paper. We discussed color and how they can represent moods/emotions. We looked at abstract expressionist art work for inspiration...as well as abstract portraiture. The students used oil pastels to create a background color.
After completing the "background"...I did a demo on how to paint the portrait using the Wacky Noodle Paint Brush. The giggles started then...and did not stop! ha ha I shared with them that we were like mad scientists in the lab...creating/experimenting/learning/growing. I told them that the results might not be to their normal liking/expectations...but that it was ok...just try your best! Students were instructed to hold their paper with one foot as they painted using white tempera.
I really loved hearing all the laughter...and enjoyed seeing all the smiles as they created.
THE ACTUAL ARTISTIC RESULTS....
I can't say I'm in love with the visual outcome of the project. However, I do see a lot of value in leveling the playing field, having the kids do something "experimental", and just having a good time with art supplies in an unusual way!