Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chalk Spiders in a Web

After reading books about spiders, young artists in 3rd grade created these SPIDER WEBS using chalk, glue and tin foil! Students had to use analogous colors; colors next to each other on the color wheel, while creating their art!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

3-D Haunted houses

Each year the fourth graders study electricity in their classrooms. This year the classroom teachers asked if I would make 3-D haunted houses in art class. I said sure even though I had never done these before and usually don’t do “halloweenish” type art projects. The kids LOVED it! And so did I! I think I will do this lesson every year because it was so much fun. The kids got SO into adding details to their houses. I tied in architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright into the lesson. The students had to show 3 different architectural styles that we studied (like post and lintel, round arch, cantilever…) They used tag board for the house and foam core for the base. The rest was created with junk! For the final test in their electricity unit, the kids had to light up their houses!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Value Pumpkins

In Art class, 4th and 5th graders have been learning about the element of art called value. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. Students created value by adding white and black to orange paint while painting their pumpkins. Students learned that adding white to a color is called a tint and adding black to a color is called a shade. This was also great lesson for practicing neat painting skills!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Line Owls

In Art class, third graders have been studying different types of lines. Students created a step by step drawing of an owl, drawing one line at a time. Third graders really focused on neat tracing, painting, cutting and gluing for this project. Way to go third graders! Your owls are a hoot!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Leaf Collage

In Art class, 2nd graders created fall leaf collages. A collage is an artwork made by cutting and gluing pieces together. To make the leaves in their collage, students practiced three different painting techniques: painting with a brush, sponge painting, and stamping. Beautiful work 2nd graders!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shape Scarecrows

In Art class, first graders studied shapes and learned the difference between geometric and free-form shapes. Geometric shapes are math shapes, such as circles, triangles, rectangles or squares. Free-form shapes are shapes that are uneven and not regular, like the shape of a leaf or cloud. Students each created a scarecrow using geometric and free-form shapes. This project was also great for first graders to work on their cutting, gluing, and tracing skills! Way to go first grade artists!