Kim and Karen both love Romero Britto. To see previous posts, click HERE!The project below was done by 3rd Graders. Before the project began, I encouraged them to “not be so detailed.” After they got their drawings done, I decided they did not listen to my pitch on less detail. Oh well, the details really made the projects so much more fun!
We talked a little about Romero Britto.
The kids drew with pencil and then outlined with sharpie.
The kids painted the background.
The kids painted the trees.
The kids outlined.
Yes, the project took several weeks to complete.
I think the hard work was definitely worth it.
Check them out!
In my opinion, this project was a learning experience for the third graders. They were told to consider not being so detailed, but many chose to ignore my recommendations. It is all good though. The kids did what they wanted to do. I saw them going down Detail Road. Eventually, they got to the red stop sign. Then, they realized the devil was in the details. I think it is much better for kids to realize some things on their own. Until you experience some things first hand, you really do not get it.
I recently heard this song by James Brown and it really cracks me up. It is a Christmas song full of soul and called “Soulful Christmas.”
Ever used hot glue, let it cool, then colored it with sharpie? Well, we did. I read somewhere online (I wish I could find the source) that you could use hot glue like black Elmer’s glue. We gave it a try and Wa-lah! Have a look at the middle school project.
I talked a little about Romero Britto. I showed some of his work. We have posted on Romero Britto in the past. Click HERE to see previous Romero Britto posts
I told the kids that the work would be displayed in the hall during Christmas.
The kids drew with pencil their plan for the project.
The kids hot glued all over the pencil marks.
The kids used a black sharpie and colored over hot glue.
The kids painted with acrylic.
The kids colored back over hot glue with sharpie to touch up.