Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Adaptive Art Hearts

Adaptive Art Hearts. I have very small Adaptive Art classes this year. In one class I have only 3 students! All the students are very young, non verbal and my goal right now is to work on getting everyone to grasp their tools. The heart projects shown here are from this small class. This project was inspired by Mrs. Picassos Art Room blog post "Marble Painted Hearts." I switched it up quite a bit though...
I like to layer many art material experiences into one lesson... We started by grasping paintbrushes and dragging them back and forth across a piece of paper. Students would dip their paintbrush in white, blue and then red paint, and watch the colors change on the paper. Wow! We set that aside to dry. Next up students drew with chalk on a colored piece of construction paper. As students drew the aides and myself would ask what color they were drawing with. Next up I pulled out some precut sticky tape shapes and students worked on identifying the shapes as they dabbed the shapes on a wet sponge and placed them onto their chalk drawings.
The next art class students painted again, this time watching what happens when you dip your paintbrush in yellow and blue paint and drag it onto your paper. Pretty exciting! As that paper dried we folded the chalk drawing in half, drew a half heart shape and cut the heart shapes out (using hand over hand with the students.) The final step was trimming down the painted paper to fit the 8 1/2 square size requirement of Square 1 art, and gluing down all the pieces.

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