Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2nd Grade Community Collage

It all started when a 2nd grade teacher asked if I had any ideas about lessons for community.  After searching through the Crayola website and looking at lessons from the Metro-Nashville Public Schools art curriculum, I decided upon Community Collages.

We started by discussing Philip Evergood's Sunny Side of the Street and Allan Crite's Parade on Hammond Street.
We then discussed the things we see in our Community - police stations, schools, apartments, houses, fire stations, stores, etc.
Students were given a blue piece of paper.  We discussed proper cutting and gluing skills along with proper collage techniques.
The students then created buildings.  They added details such as doors and windows.  Then they began to add additional details such as trees, signs and bushes.  Finally, we used colored pencils to draw people that we would see in a community.  They cut out the people and glued them into their community collage.
Here are some of our final artworks:

 Please take a moment to visit our Communities.  They are on display outside of the art room and the cafeteria.  Enjoy!