Thursday, September 6, 2012

Back to School Apples

Being that we live in the heart of apple country—and to be more exact—Gravenstein Apple country, I often have the kids do something related to apples in September. For the K-1 class, I brought in a Gravenstein apple for each kid and had them truly look at it. Its yellow with red and green stripes and spots. Not just an ordinary red apple. I wanted them to realize that art involves truly looking at an object and not just assuming what it looks like.

We used paper plates as the medium (I do this a lot!): they cut a "bite" or two out and then used that chunk as the leaf, and the bit of rim as the stem. These apples are "green" eventhough they are yellow!

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