Mar 25, 2012

Art Journaling Magazine Circles

I’m so excited that I found a new combination of art supplies that I really like. This is made with 2" magazine circles, Sharpie markers and a glue stick, that’s it.
1. Craft stores have lots of circle punch tools, I like this one. I was able to cut through about 5 magazine pages at a time, creating a large pile of circles for the students to choose from.
2. Students chose their favorites, arranged them on their page, and glued them down.
3. Using a black Sharpie marker, students drew about two or three rings inside each circle. A silver marker was used on very dark circles.
4. Each ring was colored in with a different marker. The lighter colors worked best as they allowed the magazine images to still show through. Next up? Trying hearts on black paper for very artsy Valentine cards.

6 comments:

Sabrina said...

I did this project with one of my special needs students. He absolutely loves to draw circles and loves markers. This project was perfect for him! Thanks!

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

This is very creative and easy project.

Thanks for sharing

Faigie said...

You know that many art therapists use mandalas which are circle drawings in their therapeutic process. For some reason art therapists seem to feel that circles are very calming and relaxing for kids to work with.

Kim said...

In the total scope of things, how did you make your connections to the cirriculum with this project? How did you list your objectives. I love the project but am wondering how I validate.

Kim

Kathy Barbro said...

Hi Kim,
This is for an after school class so I'm just focusing on having the children be creative with recycled products. If you wanted to tie it to an arts standard though, I could imagine a study in rhythm somehow. Maybe the drawn circles could all be the same size, but different colors to see what happens? Something like that...

Kim said...

Thanks for the follow up. I decided to go with Kandinsky with repetition and analogous colors