Thursday, October 13, 2011

First Grade Animal Collages

First graders continue their exploration of collage. In this project, students studied the work one of my favorites--Charley Harper. We looked closely at how he "builds" pictures out of simple shapes.

First graders then created their own collage of an animal. Students explored how they can use basic shapes to create their picture. Students began with the large shapes before adding small details, just as they had practiced in their wild thing collages.

The following class, we discussed animal habitats. Students created a collage habitat for their animal on another piece of paper. When they were finished, they cut out their animal and put it into the habitat. Here are a few examples of finished work. More will be up on our Digication page this weekend!

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