Artist Trading Cards!

Artist trading cards, or ATCs, are small pieces of art that are fun to collect and trade. We started this unit by looking at examples from Mini Matisse, such as this one, which third and fourth graders were excited to debate about:

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Image from Mini Matisse

Students voted with sign language for the one they thought was the most successful, then defended their choices in a lively discussion.

Students then used their sketchbooks to plan their artist trading cards. They wrote lists of themes:IMG_3034

 

played with different art media to find ones that worked for their ideas:

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Just a bit of an in-progress crit going on, no big deal.

 

and did thumbnail sketches:

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before starting on their actual cards.

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When we were finished, students thought again about quality before choosing their best work to mat and label for the art show, and either trading or keeping the rest.

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