Sorry for the complete and utter lack of updates recently. The countdown to my art show has started and I've decided to do multiple new projects on a big deadline before the May 12th show. I'm pretty sure everything will be done in time, but there are a lot of high-intensity projects going on. It will be fantastic to take a big breath after the art show and realize there are only a couple more weeks of school left!
This project is another that Drew Jones, another art teacher in my district and all-around good guy, from Riverside Elementary Art shared with me. I took some time to talk about penguins with my 1st graders and showed them how to do a basic drawing of a penguin. I encouraged everyone to use their own imagination and make their penguins as cool as possible. The penguins were eventually cut out and glued on to a wet on wet watercolor background that the kids had done early in the project. The "ice" is wax paper that has been crumpled and carefully uncrumpled and the mountains are just standard drawing paper cut by the kids.