I came across this super cool project for Chinese New Year at arteascuola.com. Miriam shared some of the process and the end product was so cool! I wanted to share my step by step process here to use with my students as well as with you all! Once we get the final dragon complete, I will share more photos. Until then, please check out Miriam’s page here: Arteascuola
Im going to be honest, I’m doing this with first grade so I’m anxious to see the results of this color wheel. 🤷🏼♀️Let’s do this!!
It went so well!!! They were excited and everybody’s turned out great. Next, we will add the petals, symbols for scholarship, friendship, and sportsmanship (my school’s motto). We will then put them all together to create the dragon!
I tried to photograph the steps of making the head but I’m not sure how clear this is. I had to pretty much figure it out on my own just looking at the finished example on Arteascuola.
Several of my classes learned about Chinese New Year a few weeks ago. We incorporated lines, patterns, texture, paper sculpture and paper folding into these projects and they made a great display!
My adapted class made some sheep since it’s the year of the sheep. They loved the different materials but they especially loved the giant googly eyes. 👀
Check out some of the awesome koi fish by my fifth graders! We are looking at Asian art in all grades right now. After discussing some of the stories about koi fish and looking at lots of pictures of real and drawn koi, they started sketching their own. Next week, we will paint them with watercolor. I’m super impressed with how well they are doing so far.
We are a little late for the Chinese New Year but we discussed the tradition anyway and the kids are really enjoying the project. We are reviewing some of the basic art elements of line, shape, pattern, and color.
I love teaching the kids about Chinese New Year. It is such a bright, colorful celebration and teaches the kids about a different culture. Perfect, right? So these are a couple of projects that I do with 3rd and 4th grade. 3rd graders made the koi fish wind socks and the 4th graders did the “old” scrolls.