SWIMMY MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES
The young artists in Kindergarten made these mixed media collages inspired by the book Swimmy, by Leo Leoni. While reading the book in the art studio, we noticed the techniques that Leoni used to create his illustrations.
For this project, the students first stamped the background. Then after observing photographs of fish closely, they created these collages of their own fish and other sea creatures. They created their own shapes for the fish and added patterns and details.
Kindergarten artists continued practicing their stamping techniques using found materials like cardboard and bottle caps. This time they considered radial symmetry when designing a unique snowflake. We looked at Steven Kellogg’s beautiful illustrations in the book Snowflakes Fall.
In the art studio we read the counting book, 1 Robot Lost His Head. Then students used found materials to stamp shapes and create their own unique robot characters.