Second grade students learned about the difference between a buffalo and a bison. This was a 2 day project. Day 1: Drawing the Buffalo and Bison. After they drew their animals on black paper, they added fur with brown paint. Day 2: Painting a landscape background. Students drew the horizon line first, then added a sun and rolling hills. Next, they cut out their animals and used white glue to attach them to the landscape! Check out their Native American inspired landscapes!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
I did this project last year as well, but it was such as huge hit I had to do it again! First grade students learned about printmaking while making these beautiful leaf prints. First, they use white paint to print their leaves on black paper. Next they used small sponges to outline their leaves with the warm colors. They also used the sponges to fill in the background.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Third grade students studied the different parts of landscapes- background, middle ground and foreground. They discussed examples of each section as a class and then drew their landscapes with glue on black paper. The next day, they used warm and cool colored oil pastels to add color.
Kindergarten students listened to the story "The Color Tree" by Denise Bennett Minnerly. This is a great introduction story for the primary and secondary colors. After reading the story, students got to actually mix the primary colors to make the secondary colors! The next day, they turned their "secondary paint blobs" into bugs! Check out Kindergartens blotter bugs below!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Kindergarten students looked at the work of Russian painter, Wassily Kandisy and used his work as inspiration for their own. They discussed the different shapes and colors that they saw in his work. After group discussion, students used colored construction paper and oil pastels to create their own "color study." This is a great lesson to tie in other Kindergarten SOL's of shape, color and size! Check out their work below!
First grade students learned about different kinds of shapes- Geometric and Organic. They drew geometric shapes using oil pastels. Next, they filled their geometric shapes with a variety of lines. The last step was add organic shapes using water color paint! Check out their artwork below!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Coming home to you soon is a school sponsored elementary fundraiser called Square 1 Art. This fundraiser takes your child's artwork and makes it into great products for you to purchase. These products are wonderful keepsakes and gifts for family and friends. Your child has been busy making beautiful artwork that can be made into many fun products such as magnets, t-shirts, mouse pads, ornaments and much more! The money raised from this fundraiser will help to support the art department at Yowell Elementary School.
- Look for your child's Product Catalog to come home in Novemeber 1st Tuesdsay folders. You will be able to see your child's artwork on the front cover and on the FREE set of stickers.
- All Order forms are due November 11th. No late orders will be accepted.
- Orders will arrive to the school before winter break! Watch for future details!
Square 1 Art is a wonderful fundraiser that celebrates your child's artwork along with helping our school! Check out some sample products below or stop in the art room! Also check www.square1art.com for more information.