Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Preschool Masterpiece

No joke. I did this Mona Lisa with my daughters pre school class. Amazing, right?

This was a project I found that is done by an art school. When I saw it I KNEW it could be adjusted to work well with pre schoolers. I was THRILLED with the outcome.

Each child in the class was responsible for a 4" x 4" square. We melted crayons on a warming tray to give the end result a fine art quality. I have a new mild obsession with creating auction art projects.

Side note: I was the lucky bidder at the auction too! I love this piece SO much I now own it. YAY!


Cheryl Z. said...

L*O*V*E*!! Hope those kiddos know how lucky they are to have you as a teacher:)

Kelly said...

HI Sheila. I drew the Mona Lisa in Illlustrator and sized it to the 4x4 squares. I printed it out full size and used tranfer paper to trace the lines onto the pre-cut squares. Note that when framing this piece it gets very expensive because of the 20 different mountings needed. Just somethig to keep in mind if you were planning on having it professionally framed.

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic project! Question: Did the children thickly color with crayon and then you gently melted the wax or did they 'paint' with melted wax?

Kelly said...

I had an old-school warming tray that I covered with foil and turned on low. I worked one-on-one with each child. They loved the sliding motion of the crayon as it melted.