One of my favorite books which is perfect for this lesson is Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg. To find it on Amazon, click here.
Students entered into the art room where I directed them to sit on the rug, I read them the book.The book shows students how much fun they can have with ripped paper, crumbled paper, bent paper and so on. I like to push the "let's not waste what can turn into awesome art" theory with this book. I don't do a sample, I don't model a thing! I tell them to go find scrap paper that speaks to them and they will know what to make.
AND THEY SURE DID!!!
Still gotta work on using less glue........ Otherwise it was very successful.
What book is one of your favorites to use with your students??
Thanks for reading! And I hope to meet some of you in New York for The NAEA conference!