Woohoo, this is the last week of school! My partner in crime took one of her classes outside to have a little fun making these awesome little pieces. They used large pieces of paper to make the stencils and a little flour so it won't stick around forever.
As the term and the school year wind down, I like to pull out some really engaging projects to keep every going, including myself. Right now, the Photo 2 students are working on Stop Motion projects in teams. They were given the option of choosing teams up to four people. We spent one class watching all kinds of stop motion videos. I wanted the students to choose from a range of materials to complete the project---and they did. We've got teams using foil, construction paper, a couple teams are using Legos, modeling clay, and one team is even doing a mix between using the human body and construction paper. I am excited to see the results! The inspiration for this project came from seeing the Tiny Circus in action at the Iowa Art Educators Fall Art Conference this past year. If you have never seen their work, you have got to check it out!