Monday, March 5, 2012

Hidden Hands

I asked my students to draw a pattern from nature.  We made guide lines such as... no straight line, no geometric shapes, there had to be four or more colors, and their could not be any solid white.  The kids did wonderful on their paintings but the real fun was when they painted their hands.  I called this 'mature finger painting'.  Let me tell you, the students loved it!  









I was so inspired by Freckle PhotoBlog!  Be sure to check out her amazing images.


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96 comments:

  1. This is an amazing color, pattern studY!

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  2. Love this project! I introduce the artist Liu Bolin to the students when I do this!

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  3. Fantastic! I have shared this on my Facebook Wall :)

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  4. Can I tell you in italian language?... BELLISSIMO!!!

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  5. What a great project! It reminds me of Ben Heine's flesh vs. acrylic work. Thanks for all your great posts!

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  6. I have to ask, did you let your students continue on to their other classes with their hands painted, or did you make them wash it off? Was it tempra?

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  7. That looks awesome! I bet the kids really enjoyed painting their hands as well!

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  8. Neat idea! They look really great :]

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  9. This looks great! What grade did you work with on this one?

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  10. Love this idea! So cool! Always trying to get students to NOT paint on themselves-they would LOVE this!

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  11. Very cool. How long did this project take?

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  12. I had lots of fun with this project. Some hands were really hard to find.

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  13. this project is very cool!!!

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  14. i really like the picture of me and elli and also cole is behind me!... i also liked the project!

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  16. fun project! got to paint my hand!

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  17. fun art progect. it was cool painting my hand

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  18. The one with the stripes looks really cool.

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  19. it was fun with all the paint and so ya it was cool i guess so yeahhh

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  20. very fun. I really enjoyed it.

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  21. I have to show my family how to do this, it could become a family tradition.

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  22. I loved this prodject! It was so much fun!!

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  23. I loved this prodject it was really fun!

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  24. just so fun painting your hand it was a very very Dirty project so yeah bie.

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  26. this project was fun and i liked painting my hand !

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  27. I hope we do this next year or at least when I pick art.

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  28. this was so much fun to do LOVED IT:)

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  29. the hand painting was pretty cool !

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  30. I liked this project a lot, especially painting my hand.

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  31. I liked this project a lot, especially painting my hand.

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  32. Painting your hand was so fun i like how everyones is so different.

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  33. Painting your hand was so fun i like how everyones is so different.

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  34. It was fun to paint my hand, but it was difficult to rematch the colors.

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  35. This was by far my favorite project during the quarter.

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  36. the paint was hard to clean up. boom complete sentence

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  37. this project was fun but took some time

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  38. this project was fun I like painting my hand

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  39. i had a lot of fun with thius project.......the paint mad my hand really cold...

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  40. This was a really cool project ! These turned out better than I thought they would.

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  41. I liked this project, I thought the finished picture with our hand was cool :)

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  42. This project actually gave me a reason to put art on my hand...

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  43. This project actually gave me a reason to put art on my hand...

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  44. I thought it was very strange painting on your hand on purpose....

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  45. This was probably my favorite project. I loved painting my hand and the sebra picture! I would recommend this for every class!

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  46. This was so fun, except for when the paint started to dry, it really started to itch!

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  47. This was my favorite project out of all of them. It was so creative and painting your own hand is really fun!

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  48. I liked this project and thought it was really fun!

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  49. This project was exciting and I was happy to see the finished work. Everyone worked hard and tried to get the paint the right color for the hand.

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  50. I liked this project a lot. The paint finally came out of my hand.

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  51. I almost didn't want to wash the paint off of my hand.

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  52. This was one of my favorite projects, i liked painting my hand

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  53. I almost didn't want to wash the paint off of my hand.

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  54. this projhect was fun, painting our hands wAs fun.

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  55. Some of these hands are actually hard to find...It's easy to see my hand in mine.

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  56. I thought this was a fun project and I liked how we had to mix our own colors! Also, painting my hand was fun!

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  57. I thought this was a fun project and I liked how we had to mix our own colors! Also, painting my hand was fun!

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  58. I think you did a very nice job blending your hand with your art work. :3

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  59. I think you did a very nice job blending your hand with your art work. :3

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  60. I think all of the paints are well done and very colorful

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  61. It was fun to paint my hand but is was hard to rematch the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  62. I loved this project, it was cool because we got to pick whatever colors we used and had to mix them !

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  63. The zebra hand one blends in really well. Painting our hands was really fun!

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  64. I think all of the paints are well done and very colorful

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  65. I loved this project, it was cool because we got to pick whatever colors we used and had to mix them !

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  66. I loved this project, it was fun to paint our hands!!

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  67. this project was pretty sweet:)

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  68. The zebra hand one blends in really well. Painting our hands was really fun!

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  69. This was the most fun project in art. Painting my hand was fun

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  70. I also loved this project ! It was so much fun to be able to paint your hand and blend it in with your painting. The feeling of the paint on your hand was the funnest experience i have ever felt in my life. (:

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  71. i really liked this project. it felt cool to paint on your hand and the yellow, orange, and red zebra one is really good

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  72. I really like this project! You got to have fun painting a really cool design and then try to have your hand try to blend in the picture by painting it!

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  73. I thought this was a pretty swagin project It was alot of fun to paint hands but over all i thought the first picture was the coolest

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  74. i liked this project because it was really fun to paint on your hand and it felt funny as well.

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  75. i really liked this project. it felt cool to paint on your hand and the yellow, orange, and red zebra one is really good

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  76. This was really fun and entertaining, i was worried how it would turn out at first but it ended up really impressive!

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  77. I linked this page back to my blog. This is a fabulous project and my 8th graders have LOVED working on it! Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas!

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