First we watched a wonderful demonstration lesson from Youtube by: Katerina Kyriakakis. You can find the link here. Then we practiced using chalk pastels first.
The children loved this drawing lesson and enjoyed shading.
Today, we were blessed with our First Nations teacher, Janet , who came in and and taught my students more about how animals are important to First Nations people. For the First Nations art we got students to pick the animal they wanted to design. Then, parents used hot glue guns to outline the papers.
Then, students glued the papers on to manilla tag. Students then flipped their paper over onto large foil sheets. A little gentle pressing with their fingers and hands and out popped their figure of choice! Students then used permanent sharpies to color. Beautiful! You can also do this with outlines of Christmas shapes like stockings, bells, etc.