Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In the Art Room: Getting to Know You Paper Sculptures

Hey, friends! Today I'm sharing what my students, all of 'em, kindergarten through fourth grade, are working on to kick off the school year. I am calling them our Getting to Know You Sculptures!
If you follow me on Instagram, than you know I've been sharing a lot of info about this. I've gotten a TON of requests for the sheet...so I thought I'd share it with you.

You can access the Getting to Know You sheet here!

I wanted to create a lesson that the kids would love, would be easy for all to be successful at and help me out...I have to be absent for the next couple of days. So I knew I'd want something that would be easy and fun for my sub. I created a video for my sub (I always do...it just makes for much smoother sailing) and I thought I'd share it with you...just so you could see how I explain this lesson to my students. 
Note: I WILL NOT be using the sheet with my kindergarteners. Here is the lesson that I do with them...very similar but without the sheet of paper as their guide:
So far the kids have been LOVING this project and I am enjoying getting to know them! They've also been chatting to each other about why they picked what and it's so fun to hear them talk about it. I cannot wait to share with you how this lesson will progress...so stay tuned.

You might have noticed that I DO NOT use glue bottles. You can find out why here
Not gonna lie, storage is gonna be an issue until we get these hung up! I'm having some classes do theirs on a white background 12" square paper and others on black. For open house night, I plan to hang them in a checkerboard patter. The strips of paper are cut frmo copy paper.
In an attempt to stay organized, I'm keeping them clipped according to table colors. 

PLEASE NOTE...I love sharing lessons with you all and I do so for free. All I ask in return is that, if you use ANY of my lessons, please give credit where it's due. If you share on social media, please let folks know where you go the lesson from...this way they can benefit from the free resources as well. THANK YOU!

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  3. I didn’t want you to just have bot comments here. . . and I have a question. I love the bright colors. What brand of paper did you use? Do the colors come in sets? Thanks!

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    1. I use Peacock, but these days Tru-Ray is giving them a run for their money! Tru-Ray has improved the pigment so it's not grayed-out anymore. I love the neon packs too, and I've stopped saving them for "special projects." Of course, if you have the big Bucks to spend, United Art Education has Hygloss pre-cut *wonderful* strips!! I'm on a cart now, so I'm willing to pay to have something already prepared for me. ;-)

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  4. Hey darlin' I tried to open up your PDF but only one of them is loading, is it a technical issue on my end? I was able to open the open with the pizza doodle but not the other one :(
    Thank you for your wonderful idea I can't wait to do this on the first day of school. I'll be sure to give proper credit of course <3
    Jenn

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    1. When I open the document, it is 2 pages of the same, so I don't think you are missing anything. :)

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  5. I am so excited to use this in my room! I think it's going to spark some creativity that's been snooozing all summer. Thank you for being to thoughtful and sharing!

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  6. Anonymous8/23/2018

    This is so much fun. Thank you for sharing your ideas so generously! You are a rock star.

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  7. Hello! Would you be willing to share the handout for day 2 of paper sculptures? Pretty please?

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  8. Hello, this project seems so engaging and what a great review of lines. I'm also interested in the handout for day 2 and your tutorial handout for paper folds. Thank you for the wonderful resources :)

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  9. Are there printable instructions somewhere? Are you just using regular construction paper? I’m at a school with limited supplies, so I need to purchase them can you recommend best brands and where to buy?

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  10. Anonymous8/25/2018

    Hi there! Love your glue method!! Quick question - Do you quickly wash out glue from brush tips before they dry, or do you just let dry hard ... and reuse? Thanks!!

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    1. I use the same glue method in my class. I have a TON of the cheapo brushes that I use for glue. At the end of the day I have the kiddos put their brushes in the paint brush bath tub. It's basically a plastic tub with hot water in it. I let the brushes soak overnight then rinse and dry them on a towel in the morning. Works like a charm!

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  12. Thank you thank you thank you for being you and for sharing your ideas, techniques, and enthusiasm. : )

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  13. LOVE THIS! When will you be posting the second part of the get to know you sheet?

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  14. I'm having some classes do theirs on a white background 12" square paper and others on black

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  16. Hi Cassie! I'm excited to this art project with my class, but I have a question! For part 2, could you do another video showing how to make the pieces? That would be really helpful for me and for my kiddos. Thank you!!

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  17. This is a really great and creative idea to try something new as an art activity for kids. I also want to share this awesome collection I discovered from https://panelwallart.com/collections/push-pin-world-map/ that can be a reference for futeure artworks. Thank you for sharing this artistic masterpiece. Keep up the good contents!

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  18. Cassie!!
    Everytime I watch your videos I'm laughing girl! You are SO creative and talented....LOVE all your ideas- I teach k-8th grade for the past 6 years and your tips/lessons have come in very handy. All credit to you!! Thanks so much!

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