May 26, 2014

Tiki Faces

If you want to encourage your students make BOLD art, then try giving them really BOLD markers, as in the fat, chisel tip Sharpie variety. It really makes a big difference.
1. Students fold brown paper in half down the center to help them draw symmetrically. I show them how to draw big eyes at an angle, and a large mouth, and left the rest up to their imagination. All kinds of doodles were possible, they just had to me symmetrical.
2. All the art is traced with a thick Sharpie marker. I also told students there had to be some shapes that were solid black to add variety.


gretchen buwalda said...

These are very effective, thanks for posting.

Kathy Barbro said...

These were done by 2nd graders, by the way. I just love the groove that these two girls got into.