Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Beautiful Stuff, she describes a lesson in which children create a face out of found objects.
I begin the lesson with letting the children talk about a painting by Archimboldo. They point out all of the objects that they see, and we talk about how different it is than a real face.
I tell the children that we are going to go shopping for goodies to create our own imaginary faces. They get a blue "shopping cart" (tray) and head to "K Mart" (my table of goodies) to buy their eyes, noses, ears, mouths, hair, eyebrows, etc.
I love how this little girl observed the cylindrical forms and tried to draw them as she saw them.
After all the work was done, the children sat back on the floor. I held up each piece and they applauded for each other. Every one looked proud as they heard applause just for them.