Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Today was an exciting day in my art classroom. In October I submitted a request to Donors Choose for canvases for my second grade students. The lesson plan is titled "Landscape Escape!" For the entire year we have studied landscapes and how to paint and draw them. I am a major "recycler" and I wanted my students to be able to create a painting on a real canvas, instead of the cardboard and paper we have always used. My students create art on everything I can salvage and they have so much fun, but they need to know about traditional art supplies. Fortunately, two different donors came through for my kids. Today I introduced the canvases to one of my second grade classes. What a successful project! I will be posting some photos soon! Students wrote Thank You notes today after painting their landscape...they are beautiful!!