Small Christmas

Some Small Christmas Decorations

2014christmas ornaments mixed 001We did some small scale embossing. I found a bunch of 38 gauge aluminum and had all the grade levels except kindergarten do some holiday themed work.

2014christmas ornaments mixed 002This is what class usually looks like.  ‘Kinda chaotic.  Scissors, hot glue, sharp metal edges,construction paper, elmers, what could go wrong? Out of all the classes, I had a few students yelp when they got a bit of hot glue on their fingers.   All but one wanted to finish, on their own, in spite of the risk.

A nice example all framed up.  We framed up and matted most of the work going home.2014christmas ornaments mixed 004

2014christmas ornaments mixed 005Hard to see this, but it was a nice nativity scene.

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2014christmas ornaments mixed 011A couple of nice trees.  The work below led to the work above.  We worked on doing small drawn items first and framing them, before we moved on to embossing the metal and doing the frames.

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Why small, you’re probably thinking.

1. Less materials

2. Working small encourages students to use finger and thumb(prehensility would be the professional wording).

3. Small stuff is more likely to make it home without being folded and otherwise mutilated.

4. Small area to work on generally means quicker to complete.  With 1/2 hour art classes, I’m thinking this is something to repeat.

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So the plan is to draw/color a Christmas themed picture.

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Glue one or more down.  This student,with the more is better idea.  I  tried to encourage one at a time, but hey, ‘ya ‘gotta respect a kid with a vision!

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