Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wayne Thiebaud Cupcakes

These first grade cupcakes were inspired by the American painter Wayne Thiebaud (pronounced TEE-bow). He creates paintings of fun things from everyday life, such as cakes, pies, ice cream, hot dogs and gumball machines. Students learned that his art can be labeled realism because it looks real. After learning about Wayne Thiebaud, students created their own yummy artwork of a cupcake. Students cut, glued, ripped and painted paper while creating these masterpieces! First graders also had to show an understanding what a pattern is while they decorated the bottom of their cupcakes. Way to go young artists! These scrumptious cupcakes are beautifully decorated just as if seen in an upscale bakery shop!

5 comments:

  1. Wow- these have got to be the best art project ever!! So impressive for Grade 1 students- they look soooo realistic. Thnx for sharing!

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  2. We're these full cupcake shape forms all cut out for them. And then thry tore up paper to make the cupcake top?
    And the bottom was suggested to be painted as a pattern correct?

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  3. Give us speifics. Please. Just some lovely pictures is not quite enough!

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  4. Sorry, I am just seeing this comments! The kids drew (then cut on) slanted lines on a 9 x 12 paper to create the bottom form of the cupcake. They had to paint a pattern on the cupcake bottom. Day two they chose a frosting color and had to rip paper. The learned how to layer the ripped paper to create the look of frosting. After they glued, they added a cherry and could use a marker to draw sprinkles!

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