Saturday, March 12, 2011

2nd Grade: Out of the Rock!

The 2nd graders used colorful chalk in warm colors to create rock monsters that literally come "Out of the Rock" to greet everyone as they walk by! In the final installment for our rock unit, we learned how to use chalk to create beautiful art. We learned that chalk is one of the "softest" of rocks and is rated a #2 or #3 on the "Moh" scale. We learned to blend and shade three different colors of chalk to give our rock monsters dimension and depth. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of Utah as you attend the 2nd grade program on March 23rd and 24th.

The inspiration for this art project came from the movie "Galaxy Quest". My 7 year old son was watching the movie and when I saw the "rock monster" rumbling out of earth and start to chase Tim Allen, I knew that the children would love to draw their own rock monster. The children love working with the chalk... perhaps because it is so messy and different from anything they have ever done before.

1 comment:

Blue-Bird said...

This is a real cool project! Lovely results too.

Using the chalk to create such hard rocks is really creative!

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