Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jack O Lantern Collage

     I had to go present a student's artwork at the Board of Education today.  That's always fun. I get to stand up infront of all the other art teachers, principals, parents, and council members and showcase one of my student's projects.  Sometimes it's difficult to choose one out of the several hundred kids art but this one was fairly easy.  One of my special needs classes made jack o lantern torn paper collages.  First we made rubbings with crayons on textured surfaces.  Next, we used water color paint to make a crayon resist painting.  The next time they came to me I broke the bad news to them.  They now had to tear their crayon resist into little pieces, lol.  Now that I think about it, they really didn't seem that upset about it, hmmm.  After that we glued the pieces into a jack o lantern shape and added a background.  This one was easily the most well put together.  The student really did a meticulous job gluing each piece down.

     Unfortunately, my student couldn't be there to present his art work with me, but it went ok.  I didn't fall down or forget what I wanted to say.  One more thing to scratch off my list, lol.


  1. I love that collage! So many happy memories from my primary school days! Art was always my favourite subject! Thanks for the great comment. I love your work and your blog! Have a great day! :)

  2. Great blog! + follow!