1st grade Spiders are (almost) everywhere

...but not in the Antarctic.
Day one student drew the spider web following a series of direct drawing instructions. Using vocabulary such as vertical, diagonal, horizontal, intersecting and connecting, the artists created their own web using crayon and filling the page. A rainbow color wash was added and the last step sea salt to give it that dewy twilight twinkle.

Day two, we read spider facts and learned about their body structure and how they are not insects, then it was time to make a spider. Using a variety of collage papers in prints and solids students created the two body parts of spider and the 8 legs.