Thursday, January 22, 2015

Barn landscape

Third grade students studied landscapes.  They learned about the foreground, middle ground and background in this project.  They also experimented mixing intermediate colors for their barn and silo.  Check out the masterpieces below!

Pattern Zebras

Kindergarten students learned about shape, pattern and texture in this lesson.  They also worked on the fine motor skill of cutting and gluing.  Check out their beautiful zebras below! 

Perspective tulip fields

Fifth grade students learned how to show distance in a work of art by creating a perspective drawing. They looked at examples of real tulip fields in the Netherlands to get some ideas.  Students used a horizon line and vanishing point in their one-point perspective drawings to create these beautiful tulip fields.

I found the idea for this lesson on a fellow art teachers blog:  My Adventures in Positive Space

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Kindergarten students made water color and oil pastel turkeys for the kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast!  Every student had a turkey displayed in the cafeteria for the big feast!  Check out their turkeys below!

Owl Babies

Miss. Valentina's class listened to the story "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell and then created an illustration to go along with the story.  They used tempera paint, colored paper and oil pastels to create their "owl babies" pictures.

Native American weaving

2nd grade students learned about art in Native American cultures.  They drew a Native American inspired  landscape as the background and used yarn to create a tree weaving.  Check out their art below!

Monochromatic bikes

4th grade students learned how to make tints and shades using tempera paint.