Thursday, April 19, 2012

3D Camel Portraits with "Magic Carpet" Backgrounds



Chas, Kindergarten


Jonathon, 2nd grade



Katie, 2nd grade

Supriya, Kindergarten

I did some camel portraits a few months ago and decided to try it again with my new group of students. This time the children made their camels 3 dimensional by gluing squares of foam core to the backs of their cut camel faces to elevate them. Their "magic carpet" backgrounds were created by taking 3 sheets of construction paper (red, yellow and black in this case) folding them in half and creating 6 unique patterns using oil pastels. These were cut into squares and arranged to make a unique background. Here's a sample of their colorful and quirky camels.

6 comments:

  1. these are great! i love the close up shot of the camel. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Isn't it funny, Mary, how certain subjects start making the rounds on the blogs and Pinterest? First it was Cats, then Owls and now Camels. I wonder where these projects start? I used to think that dogs had the most soulful faces, but after seeing your students work, now I think it is camels! I LOVE raising the drawing up off of the surface too. I always save packing foam to use as "lifters". It gives the overall design such great dimension. Nice work!

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  3. These camels are really cool!
    I love the colorful background.

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  4. I love these camels with the bright colors of the magic carpet in the background! Great work!

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  5. Camels! I just love this. Excellent work!

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  6. these are awesome....amazing talent and love the unique idea!!

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