Thursday, December 6, 2012

Art Ed Blog of the Year

Head on over to the Art of Education blog!  They are having open nomintations for the 2nd annual Art Ed Blog of the Year! Also, if you don't already follow Jessica, her blog is a must for art educators!!  She has so many great ideas! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lady Liberty

First grade students learned about the artist Peter Max and his work with American Symbols.  They mixed the 3 primary colors together to create colorful background papers.  They used black oil pastel to draw the Statue of Liberty.  Check out Lady Liberty's portraits' below! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Seascapes & Sailboats

Third grade students learned about Seascapes, and the Warm & Cool colors through this project.  They had to identify the background, middle ground and foreground.  Various art techniques were used to create these masterpieces as well!  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Native American Teepees

Kindergarten stduents learned about the Native Americans and teepee houses in this project.  

Every year, the Kindergarten team hosts a "Thanksgiving Feast" just before Thanksgiving break.  Parents, students and teachers gathered in the cafeteria this year to celebrate!  The Kindergarten teachers asked me to create a few art projects to help with the decorations.  Below are some teepee's that Kindergarten students made! 

Native American Teepees was a 2 day project.  On the first day, students painted the sky, mountains and ground for a background paper.  On the second day, students created teepees out of manilla paper, markers, black construction paper and popsicle sticks.  Check out their beautiful creations below! Enjoy! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper-Mache Letters

Fifth grade art club students used art paste and cardboard to create paper-mache letters.  Art Club is open to 5th grade students, and meets twice a month on Monday's after school.  Due to the overwhelming interest to join art club, I spilt the students into two different sessions- Fall Art Club and Spring Art Club (will start in January).  

For their first project, art club students created a 3D letter.  First, they used cardboard and masking tape to build the letter.  Next, students used newspaper and art paste to paper-mache the letter.  The final step was decoration!  Check out their letters below! 


Fourth grade students learned about the colonial craft of quilling.  Quilling is the art of rolling paper.  Quilling was used in Colonial Virginian times to embellish cards, wedding invitations, etc. Students used colored construction paper to create the first letter of their first name or last name.  The inside of the letters are decorated with various quilling shapes.  Check out their hard work below!  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Circle Weaving

Forth grade students learned about weaving for their "Day 0" this past month.  Important weaving vocabulary they learned was: Loom, Warp, and Weft.  Students also made an arts-social studies connection by learning about weaving in Colonial Virginia.  They discussed reasons why people weave and brainstormed examples of things that are woven.  Check out their circle weaving below! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh.  This lesson focused on Van Gogh's sunflower paintings.  I set a vase with sunflowers in it on each table before students came in.  Students learned about drawing from observation and how to use the basic shapes to draw a still life picture.  On painting day, students used the secondary colors to paint their pictures.  The last step was to add a black outline!  When 2nd graders were done with their painting, they completed a graphic organizer as an assessment tool. Check out their sunflowers below!