"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Layered Painted Paper Snowflakes

Grade 2 students made these lovely layered snowflakes using watercolours.
I traced thee different sizes of circles onto large 11 x 17" white photocopy paper. I made a photocopy for each student. They painted these using watercolours; you could also use tempera or tempera cakes. 

Cut all three circles out.

I showed them how to fold each circle three times and then cut into it to create a frilly snowflake. 

Glue all three snowflakes together, going from largest to smallest. 

Choose a plastic gem and glue it to the center for a bit of razzle dazzle!

Some finished Grade 2 results!


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Winter Themed Collage Art

I wanted to highlight some of the super cute art that comes out of the After Care program at my school! 
They recently hung these delightful winter themed collage projects- I love the bright colours!


Friday, December 10, 2021

Oil Pastel Candy Canes

One of my favourite holiday lessons!

Teaching shading and blending using oil pastels. See my previous post with steps HERE.


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