It's an autobiographical three-dimensional star! Our school-wide art show is coming up and I love to have the kids do a little writing about themselves. What better way to let their star's shine than with this fun project?
I mean, check out that three-dimensional star, y'all! I created both a sub video AND a photographed step-by-step. This way, if technology-town decides to be uncooperative, my sub-o can use the visuals. I'm printing each of the following photos with directions and plan to have them posted for both the students and the sub to refer to. But, before I get to all that...LET'S TALK ABOUT NAEA 2016!
I'll be presenting a handful of times and meeting y'all at the AOE "Meet the Bloggers" event! Here are the deets...
* "Come Blog with Us - Three Art Ed Bloggers Share Tips"
Thursday, March 17th // 12 - 12:50pm
McCormick Place, North Building, N426c, Level 4
A presentation I'll be doing with some of my fave bloggy friends, Laura Lohmann and Phyllis Brown! Thursday, March 17th // 12 - 12:50 // McCormick Place, North Building, N426c, Level 4
* "Dress Like a Masterpiece: Needle Felting Wearable Art!"
Thursday, March 17th // 1:30 - 3:20pm
McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, E272b, Leve 2
PLEASE NOTE: This is a ticketed event. It is currently sold out. Sorry, buddies!
* "Leaving a Legacy Without Losing Your Mind"
Friday, March 18th // 8- 8:50am
McCormick Place, North Building, N227a, Level 2
I'm so excited to present with Janine about something we are both passionate about: school-wide collaboratives! For some reason, NAEA has me listed as Cassandra Stephens (which, technically, is my name but I ain't fancy so I never use it!).
* "Meet Your Fave Art Teacherin' Bloggers!"
I'm super excited to meet y'all and my fave art bloggers! Here are the deets in a super cute graphic that I didn't create (thanks, Alecia and AOE!)...
I'm seriously cannot wait to see/meet/chat/high five all y'all! But until then, let's sort out these subbie plans, shall we? Below is the video I am leaving with the sub. I don't anticipate that she'll get thru the entire lesson while I'm away. However, this will be a super great way for me to ease back into things, what with the kids all working on the same project. I like a mellow-comeback after being gone for a spell, don't you?
Here's a wee list of supplies used in this here art makerin':
* Copy paper cut to a square 8.5" X 8.5"
* 12" X 12" black construction paper
* Metallic markers
This project was inspired by my current obsession with Sly and the Family Stone and the song Everybody is a Star. Take a look-see!
1. Fold copy paper square in half.
2. Be sure to press the fold down firmly.
3. Each corner has been labeled (my apologies for the blurry photo).
4. Take corner C and bring it to the middle of the line segment between corners A and D.
It should look like this. Press the fold firmly.
5. Then bring D up and fold a small triangle.
It should look like this!
6. Now bring the left hand side over to the right.
It might be difficult to fold all of those papers. Be patient with yourself and your paper!
It should look like this.
7. Now, using a pencil, put a dot in the corner of the two angle lines on the left side...
and another dot on the other side just a little below the middle of that line segment.
8. Connect the dots with a cut line and...
9. Open it up and you are now the proud owner of a three dimensional star! Congratulations!
10. Now, using a Sharpie, start in the middle of your star and trace each creased line that you made with all of that folding.
You'll end up with ten sections to your star. Each section you can decorate with a different pattern and design.
Here are some ideas for you!
11. Draw your designs in each section.
12. Use markers to add color.
13. Once you are finished, place your star in the middle of a piece of black paper and trace it.
Your pencil lines will be barely visible and that's perfect!
14. Let's write about what makes us a star! As you write, be sure to hop over the outline of the star. You might want to begin each sentence with "I am a star because..."
Fill up that whole page!
15. To get your star to pop out, all you have to do is fold along the long lines of the star.
The long lines of the star should be folded up (that's called a mountain fold) and the short lines of the star should be folded down (that's called a valley fold!).
16. Add a tiny dot of glue to each tip of the star.
17. Press each tip of the star and hold for about 10 seconds to get it to stick.
18. Use chalk to color on your pencil line of the star.
Which should look a little like this when you are done.
19. Use your finger to push the chalk away from the star.
20. Let's do the same thing to the outside edge of the square! Color...
Then smear and viola! You are finished and YOU are a STAR!
Art teacherin' friends, I do hope to see y'all real soon! PLEASE feel free to use this lesson. I'd love to see what your kids create. You can always snap a pic and share it on instagram (you can find me here) with the hashtag #everybodyisastar.