Saturday, March 10, 2012

Young Explorers Class

We began today by using our imaginations to expand on an image. Then we explored Romare Bearden's style of collage using magazine cuttings to make a frame focusing on colors and then a person focusing on human features to go inside of the frame. See our finished art below:)
Jake
Henry




Jake
Natalie
Henry


Isabel
Olivia

17 comments:

  1. i LOVE this - the expand on an image. wow. what a great idea! going to have to get my girls to do this soon!

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  2. Thanks! The internet is a wonderful place to collect and share ideas:)

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  3. We used your wonderful idea by taking one portion of a picture and putting it on a page. Using a drawing pad, we made a large batch and use them when the kids are waiting. Thanks! http://littlehomeschoolblessings.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-waiting-game-what-to-play-while-you.html?m=1

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  4. What a cute ideas! My kids love this- I'm going to pin right now!

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  5. Love this idea! I have been homeschooling for 6 years now and this is a new and refreshing way to let the kids put their imaginations to good use! I even shared your link on my blog - http://laundrytolollipops.blogspot.com

    Thank you so much!

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  6. Thanks for the awesome idea to inspiring creativity!!!
    Imagination rules!!! We shared a link to your site with our readers on the Scribble Shop blog. http://www.scribbleshop.com/content/expanding-image

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  7. yr great!!!!! im really inspired:) thnx

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  8. We shared this art project in the context of expanding on a reading theme on The Reading Connection's blog. http://trctraininghub.blogspot.com/2013/05/encouraging-creativity.html

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  9. This is SUCH a fun idea! I'm going to include it into our "summer school" for my kids at home.... I have ONE that LOVES to draw and is older (14) but this will at least hopefully keep his mind engaged while he sloths the rest of the time! My 8 year old, I know, will love it! My 3 year old..yeah, he'll probably eat the paper. But hey, we can try!

    Thanks for the great idea.

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  10. I love the idea of allowing children to expand upon a small snippet from a magazine! Very clever and so fun!

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  11. Thanks for sharing, I will be using this idea for sure :)

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  12. We are going to create this project tonight at the homeless shelter. I will report back, can't wait! Thank you so much for the GREAT IDEA!

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  13. This did not work so well for my group.. Maybe there should be an age appropriate area on ideas..I don't know.. not my favorite.

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    1. How old was your group? Mine was mostly 5 and 6 year olds although I have done this with as young as 3 and as old as 14. My suggestion would to make sure you are picking images that appeal to your age group and they would enjoy drawing. I have a box of mostly animals for the younger children and put them all out on a table to let the kids choose their image that way they are excited by their choice.

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