Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peak at the latest Art 1 project. After I taught the kids how to cut the concentric circles (see below) I then had them apply it to their drawings. They had to create symbols for nature, geometric form and a human representation.
They then cut out the stencil using exacto knives. This takes about three days, depending on the intricacy of the piece.

Once the stencil was cut they traced it onto a black construction paper. They then took the stencil outside and spray painted it on a colored construction paper. They spray with black first, then shift the stencil a bit and apply white paint. Some of the results are amazing.

The kids then cut the black construction paper and apply cut magazine to the back. The one pictured is not completed yet.


  1. love this site....I am going to tell all the art teachers about this in my district!

  2. Thank you, greatly appreciated.

  3. Ohhhh, I love the effect of the black and white on the colored construction paper. I can't wait to try this. What type of paper did you use for stencil, manila? And any suggestion for what to cut on when one doesn't have a cutting mat - I've used magazines in the past, but there's probably something better????
    Thanks so much for sharing your great lessons:)

  4. I had the kids create their stencil on regular drawing paper. To be honest the spray painting drawings were an aha! moment. Luckily, everything worked well.
    I am fortunate to have masonite boards and this is what the kids cut on. If you have stacks of newspaper, this works quite well.


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