Today was a very creative and messy day in the art room. We studied a brief history of stenciling as both a decorative and folk art. Once that was done, the students used regular chalk pastels to create a decorative design using a pre-made stencil (found in the back of my art closet from one of the previous art teachers) in preparation for creating our own stencils next class.
I am really happy with the way they came out. The kids had fun and were really messy at the end -- something they were not happy about. :)
Finished pictures will be posted later in the week!