Thursday, 15 May 2014
I based last weeks lesson on the book "Beautiful Oops" by Barney Saltzberg. I just LOVE this book! Its important to remind children that its OK to make a mistake. Its OK to have an OOPS, make the most of it and turn it into something BEAUTIFUL!
So often children get frustrated that their artwork isn't working as they wanted - yet if they persist it often ends up being a masterpiece. I'm always reminding them of this in my classes, yet basing an entire lesson on this theme really drove the point home. They actually enjoyed it much more than I expected. Some really impressed me with their imaginations. I really enjoyed seeing them celebrate an OOPS!
To listen to the book on You Tube click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2fZjMYdQjGM
All you need for this lesson is the book and scraps of paper with holes, bent corners and rips. I also stuck some screwed up paper onto some black paper and did some paint dribbles and coffee stains. I supplied paints, oil pastels, pencils, textas and glue sticks as materials.
I sent the artwork home with them on the day yet here are some that I captured on the way out:
Tears in paper:
Screwed up paper:
Holes in paper:
Scrap of Newspaper:
May you all make your Oops into something Beautiful!