Friday, April 22, 2011
As part of the second grader's "Community Art" unit we were making murals of rural, urban, and suburban houses. We looked at the fantastic contemporary folk artist Karla Gerard. Here is her website http://stores.ebay.com/art-by-karla-g Students created their houses using a collage with construction paper. To create the white borders the students mounted the pieces of the house on white paper and then cut them out leaving a 1/4 inch border. Then they decorated the colored pieces with various patterns and designs.
They also made really cool trees that I will need to remember to take pictures of!