SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2012

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minutes a former colleague and good friend responded that she would love to have her Maryland high schoolers team up with my New Jersey kindergartners. We planned out our timeline, guidelines, lesson plans, and more for this exciting unit. wait to see how the high schoolers would interpret their artworks. In the High School Artroom (Windy) My National Art Honor Society high school students first got to see all fifty-two kindergarten monsters on the school NAHS Facebook page. In the Elementary Artroom Each piece was given a number and When I showed my Devries Powerstudents quickly chose their pieces. Point presentation to studentss, there Students received a folder with the were lots of ooohs original kindergarand aahs. They were The kindergartners could ten monster drawmost impressed not wait to see how the ing, tracing paper with how he made for transferring the high schoolers would his monsters "look original marker interpret their artworks. outline, paper that like they were real life scary-guys." I could be used for asked students to close their eyes and any art material, or canvas for an oil imagine a monster that was scary painting. A guideline sheet for reproenough to scare a pre-kindergartner ducing the child's artwork and a list of but not a big, brave kindergartner. I "additions" was also included in the gave them twenty-five minutes to crefolder. ate drawings of what they imagined. I I shared the Devries website to encouraged them to be creative, draw inspire my high school students to big, and develop an original idea. We include what the kindergartners had packed the finished drawings in an created through form, value, texture, envelope to mail them to "the big color, and mood, and to devise the kids." The kindergartners could not background. 20 December 2012 SchoolArts

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