I found a box full of different sized wooden pieces and let my grade ones go wild! They all picked out between 10-20 pieces and played around with their composition and planning.
They painted a piece of cardboard in either white or black to serve as the background for their shape collage and the students painted all of their wooden pieces with a solid color. When these were dry, they added designs and details with oil pastels– 2-3 colors per shape.
Finally they glued their pieces. Some kept to the original idea they had when the pieces were not painted and others went with a whole different look and feel.
I loved the plain collage and the colored one. As a variation they could be painted in warm or cool colors, complimentary colors, etc. Lovely don’t you think?
oh, i love this!!!
natural and painted.
Actually these wooden scraps were order by accident by someone in the school. No one claimed them so I happily became the owner of this ‘treasure’! I am sure art stores like Michaels might carry them and check with any art supply store like Blicks. Let me know if you find any, if not I will hunt the box down to give you exact information.
These are lovely! The bright colors, designs, and patterns remind me of Elizabeth Murray. Such a great project. I’m officially on the hunt for a box of wood scraps for next year. Thanks for sharing this great project!
Oh, these are so wonderful! I wish I had some wood scraps now to quickly get this project in with my kiddos. That will have to be one that I do for next school year.
You have some fantastic lesson – thanks for sharing!
I just started my own elementary art projects blog, please stop by and check it out, I’m kinda excited about it… 🙂
Wow, you have some really great projects here! I’d love to link to some if you didn’t mind!
Thank you! Sure you can link to my projects and put in a nice word about my blog too!! 🙂 I checked your site and you have wonderful projects too!
I love the way these look! Where did you get the scraps – a home improvement store?
I asked our junior high teacher from woods to keep the scraps that they had and he was glad to donate them to our elementary school!