On day one, students traced a variety of circles onto warm colored papers (I also included brown). I asked them to make at least five circles to place onto a piece of white art paper. We practiced using scissors and glue and learned about overlapping.
On day two, I set out egg cartons filled with cool colored tempera paints and asked my students to paint the white parts of the paper. We practiced proper paint etiquette and technique and learned where the background is located in an artwork.While the kids were away, I used a Chobani yogurt cup and black tempera paint to stamp 5 black circles onto their paintings (a little art teacher collaboration never hurts).
On the final day, we experienced using oil pastels to color inside the empty black circles. We discussed making patterns in some sections of the paper too, like stripes.
These turned out pretty coolio, don't you think?