MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS: LEARNS ONLINE
MFTA SUSTAINABLE SEA CREATURES
WHAT IS MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS?
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
TODAY, we are going to make Sea Creatures! Instead of buying new toys or using new materials from a store, we’ll use unwanted materials from our homes and classrooms. We want to use unneeded items because they:
- Keep objects and materials out of the LANDFILLS
- They forces us CREATIVELY THINK about the things we don’t want
- They are a RESOURCE to the Arts. A resource is something that is important, useful, or meaningful.
WHAT WILL WE NEED?
- Unwanted Objects
And here are some great places to look:
- Recycling Bin
- Clean Trash
- Junk Drawers
- Deep part of closets
Click on the examples below to see pictures of what you can find!
Remember to check in with an adult about the materials you are using! You don’t want to accidentally use an object that someone wants or needs.
LETS THINK ABOUT OUR SEA CREATURES!
PLANNING + VISUALIZING
Before we begin, lets think about animals or creatures that live in the sea:
- What kind of animals live in the sea?
- Which one do you want to create today?
- What makes that sea creature special?
- What shapes are included in the body?
Now that we know what kind of sea creature we’re going to make, we can gather our materials!
- Cut out the BIGGEST part of your Sea Creature FIRST
- CUT paper into shapes to add COLOR and TEXTURE.
- Use TAPE LOOPS and TAPE TABS to attach pieces of materials together.
- Small pieces of tape or paper make up DETAILS which make our artwork UNIQUE.
LETS BEGIN MAKING ART!
TRICKS + TIPS
Using your found materials, begin making your Sea Creature. Here’s a few hints on how to get started:
- If you feel like you’ve made a MISTAKE, keep working and add your mistake into your work! (Don’t worry, there are no mistakes!)
- Add small pieces, shapes, tape, and materials for DETAILS.
- Make sure your Sea Creature is UNIQUE and SPECIAL.
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If you have a camera or if an adult near you has a picture taking device, ask them to take photos of your work! It’s a great way to take a break and SHARE what you’re doing with your Teacher, Family, or your Online Community.
- If you have access to a camera, take photos and send them to your teacher!
- If you or a grown up has access to social media, post your photos with the hashtag #MFTAOnline
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– The MFTA Team