A place to begin.
In my 20+ years of teaching art, I observed how many students needed a place to start - a “leveling factor” with their peers. Not surprisingly, a blank sheet of paper can be intimidating. So, I began making stencils *TRACERS, and using them to jump-start projects. I found that, not only did they boost student confidence - but they saved time, allowed for a broader range of age differentiation, and best of all, never compromised the integrity and uniqueness of the artwork.
This resource offers 20 TRACERS and 10 ACTIVITIES.
This collection of tracers are all VESSELS - vases, pots, jars, cups and bowls.
You will receive 10 pages - 20 TRACERS in all. Some tracers are labeled, making it easy to coordinate with a particular activity. Many are not labeled (but easily recognizable) to give you flexibility and your students plenty of options. Simply print the tracers on heavy stock paper and cut them out for easy use – laminate for longer use.
Along with the tracers, you’ll receive 10 full-color, teacher tested and approved ACTIVITY IDEAS.
These activities reference famous artists, art history, multicultural art, color, perspective and more.
1. POP Poppies (Kandinsky + Hundertwasser)
2. Greek Vases
3. Painted Paper Fish Bowl (Matisse)
4. Drawing Tricks to Turn Shape Into Form
5. Oil Pastel Sunflower (Van Gogh)
6. Finger Print Bug Collection
7. Sensational Stacked Cups
8. Native American Pots
9. Primary + Secondary Color Overlap
10. Mixing Great Greens (Monet)
Each page will walk you through a meaningful art lesson that guarantees success.
Each activity page provides these guidelines:
“Activity” - the title.
“What You’ll Need” - the time duration and the materials list.
“What You Can Do” – helpful prompts and step-by-step directions.
“What Else You Can Do” – suggestions for presentation, alternative materials and concept ideas.
A minimal materials list.
Each activity requires a different set of supplies. That said, I've kept the list to 4 minimum - 10 maximum. All the supplies are common to an art room - white paper, colored construction paper, scissors, white school glue, pencils, erasers, markers, watercolor pans, tempera paint, brushes, oil pastels.
Although created with an art curriculum in mind, these versatile tracers and activities are great for classroom use.
Consider integrating art into your social studies (Greek Vases, Native American Pots) and science (Finger Print Bug Collection) units. Have fun discovering new ways to use the tracers, for example, turn the the fish bowl tracer (upside down) into a snow globe, design “Suess hat” self portraits or cook-up a cool lava lamp (the perfect shape is included). Have the kids trace a shape and determine the subject matter. Truly, the possibilities are endless!
All the best,
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