Friday, November 20, 2015

take a seat with valentina.

Due to our minimum day parent conference schedule  this week, I met with a few 3rd grade classes for a bonus lesson as my rotation partner Kathi and I covered the prep team's afternoon classes

For this lesson, we played with a chair design created by Mexican designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers. I came across it recently and I love the combination of Mexican and European artforms present in the chair.

 We continued to address fore, middle, and background with this lesson. To emphasize front & back, we did this as a "pop up" drawing. That part, the cutting and folding of the pop out section, proved to be the most challenging for the kids. They did, however, get a big kick out of that step!

After students drew and colored the chair, they could add background of their choosing.