Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Angel Icons

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These lovely angel icons were made by my first graders.   Icons were first introduced as a visual language for those who could not read.  They were a way to introduce stories or figures in the form of images.  I showed a few examples of icons throughout history and the kids came up with stories of what a particular icon might suggest.  That was pretty cool because we actually experienced how icons were first used.

Basic Angel Figure
  1. Directional drawing of basic angel figure (takes 5-10 minutes).  I always say to them to feel free to change or add anything they'd like. 
  2. Color in with crayons.
  3. I passed out gold paint and brushes for them to paint the background.
  4. These are 9x12 and we finished in one 45 minute class period. 

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