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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kinder Collage

So I had some left over card board and recycling items.  What better than to give these items to a kindergartner, along with some paint, and see what they create?

Very little instruction, just put the supplies in front of them and viola!  Masterpieces.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FWISD Art Show

It's that time of year again!  I cannot believe it, the school year is almost over!  Didn't it just start?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Texture Necklaces (Kindergarten)

Due to large classes, this lesson took about 6 weeks to complete...but let me tell you, the results were worth it. 

First we talked about texture and form, then we practiced making forms and texture with clay.

Next I passed out cookie cutters and texture tools.  We all pressed our clay flat and used to texture tools to make our designs.  Then we pressed our cookie shapes out and poked a hole with a straw at the top. 

After they were fired students created a batik effect by coloring them with oil pastels and painting over them with black tempera paint.  After wiping the excess paint off I added string while students added their beads.

They did a great job, and the students were very proud of the work they did.  Go Kinder!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pablo Picasso Roosters (5th Grade)

In this art project we learned some facts about Pablo Picasso and viewed some of his amazing works of abstract art.  We also learned about his connections to Cubism and how he loved animals.  We studied his series of roosters and then learned to draw them using organic and geometric shapes.
Students used both oil and chalk pastels to create these amazing abstract creatures.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Geometric/Organic Shape Op Art (4th Grade)

In this lesson students learned about Op Art and reviewed the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely, and Bridget Riley.  We also talked about the Elements of art, and the difference between geometric and organic shapes.
Students began by picking either an organic or geometric shape and drawing that in the middle of their paper.  They then used rulers to draw their vertical and geometric shapes across their paper.  They then drew over their pencil lines with black marker and colored their papers using a checkered board pattern.
This was a very time consuming lesson, but as you can see from the results, they turned out fantastic!  Good job 4th grade.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Crazy Line Hair Self Portrait (1st grade)

Students were introduced to the Elements of art, focusing on line.  They learned about portraits, self portraits, and different types of lines.

First students drew a portrait of themselves.

Then they drew their hair all crazy and broken into different sections.  In each section they drew different types of lines.   They outlined their pencil lines in marker and colored completely with crayon.

Smashing job 1st grade!