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African Lions- K. Starting off with the lion face, color in the features with neutral colored crayons. put orange, yellow, & brown paint on their tables and show them how to paint straight lines radiating from the lion's face to represent the mane. Lastly, put pieces of neutral colored yarn on the tables & let them glue pieces of yarn on top of the lion's mane.
1st grade artists learned about visual texture and how artists create texture that so that we can see how something might feel if we were to touch it. We watched this video created by Mrs. Fuglestad (an art teacher from Chicago who teaches at Dryden Elementary School) and her 1st grade artists: vimeo.com/9284044