|all artwork by 1st grade|
Children understand that through art, we can learn about other cultures, ourselves and tell stories. At this time of year, their hearts are already filled with memories of past celebrations as well as wishes for the ones to come. As we looked at and discussed quilts, we learned how artists can be wonderful story tellers also. Now it was their turn to use images or words to tell their holiday story.
The first day they learned about symmetry as they drew and cut their ornament. Next, they painted a base layer. On the second day, they drew their stories. I wanted to make sure they had enough space to draw and explore so these are quite large, 9x12 or so.