Monday, March 2, 2009

1st Grade Mixed Media Collages

1st Grade students learned about the artist Irene Rice Pereira. She actually went by the name Rice because she didn’t want people to judge her artwork differently because she was a girl. Rice liked to create artwork that represented technology, so the 1st grade students created artwork with the same theme. We talked about how we use technology on a daily basis and what shapes you might see in the inside of a computer (squares and rectangles). We then cut those shapes out of tissue paper. After using a collage technique with the tissue paper, students then learned about printmaking and printed different rectangular textures onto their artwork. Don’t these collages look like the inside of a computer??

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