Our guitar project was inspired from the artist, Pablo Picasso. During a two year period, he made one guitar sculpture, but incorporated guitars into many of his other pieces of artwork. This was during the cubism style where collage and forms were used. I got the idea for this project from Hicksville Elmentary School on Artsonia. This project discusses symmetry, texture and geometric shapes. We started with a brown sheet of paper, used a texture plate underneath the paper and rubbed with brown crayon to give it the “wood” look of an acoustic guitar. We then folded our paper hotdog style and the students had to draw half of a guitar. We cut it out and then punched holes in our guitar and added yarn for the strings. Each student was given a copy of some bluegrass music and they were to incorporate it into their background. They could cut it apart or cut out shapes. Lastly, students could add additional musical notes, etc to form a collage.
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Cheeseburger in Paradise…I like mine with lettuce and tomato
The first grade has been talking about texture. Each year we make cheeseburgers (or in some cases, veggie burgers) with french fried potatoes. We discuss the shape of our hamburger buns, hamburger meat, cheese and toppings. They have to make sure they understand the difference between a geometric and organic shape. Then we move onto texture and how we can make it out of construction paper. We keep the paper smooth for the cheese, tomato and onion, rip and crumble up the paper for the lettuce and hamburger meat, cut a spiral line for the onion and fold the paper like a zig zag line to make crinkled french fried potatoes. I save the mustard and ketchup for last. We mix yellow and red paint to make orange. This project always makes us hungry!