This project is completely and totally AMAZING and fun!!! It was a perfect way to wrap up the school year with my Kindergartners, whom I adore each year. The inspiration for this project came from the blog, Olive ART! Do You???
To begin, we discussed letters/words in art and looked at some reproductions by Stuart Davis. Then I asked students to paint any letters using white paint onto 12 x 18 black paper. We used smaller brushes and I encouraged a variety of sizes for making the letters. Some students wanted to add in numbers, so why not? I also asked the kids to flip the paper every now and then so that letters would go in different directions to add interest.
Stuart Davis, at work on a canvas for the Federal Art Project, 1939
On day two, I gave out about 6 colors of tempera paint in egg shell containers and asked the kids to paint on the black parts of the paper.
On the final day when everything was dry, we did a little collage work on top. I pre-cut an A, B, C, 1, 2, and 3 from construction paper using die cuts in the teacher work room (yeah, I got some muscle toning in that week too!)
I wish I had taken more pictures!!!! I have a hunch there may be some on my camera at school :)