Thursday, December 18, 2014

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.  


Miss. Valentina's class made puppy pictures using tempera paint, oil pastel and metallic paper!

5 Senses painting

Kindergarten students learned about the 5 senses during their Day 0 in December.  In art class, they used fruit smelling paint to create a picture of a bowl of fruit.  The art room smelled great that day! Check out their masterpieces below!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Warm and Cool Landcapes

Third grade students learned about the warm and cool colors and applied their knowledge of color theory in landscapes. They used the warm colors in the background and the cool colors in the foreground and middle ground.

Mondrian and the Primary Colors

First grade students learned about the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian and used the primary colors in a work of art!


Jasper Johns Inspired Names

Fourth grade students learned about the artist Jasper Johns.  He was an influential artist during the Pop Art movement.  Jasper Johns was known for painting images that the public was familiar with such as the American flag, numbers and a map of the United States.  Students painted something familiar with them; their name, as the subject matter of their artwork and used a grid method similar to Jasper Johns.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What are we doing today?

This question seems to come up almost daily in the art room!  When students walk in, they are excited and want to start making art right away, even before I can tell them what the assignment for the day is! To help answer this question, I've created a new way to display the daily objectives in the art.

Before the objectives were written on a "Daily Objectives" chart in the corner of my room- lots of words, very crowded and not very eye catching. (See picture below)

 Out with the old, and in with the new!  I've changed my daily objectives to more colorful "I CAN..." statements.  (See picture below) Now students can easily identify where to look to find out "what we are doing today" and what they will be learning.  Each grade level will have an "I Can..." statement posted that describes the goal for the day.  I've also written the Virginia Fine Arts SOL that the lesson focuses on too.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh.  They studied his still life paintings and then created their own sunflower college inspired by Van Gogh.

Primary Popsicles

 First grade students learned about the primary colors during this project!  They painted a paper using the primary colors red, yellow and blue. Once the paper was dry, they cut out the popsicles and glued them to a background filled with lines and patterns.  Check out their artwork below!

Fall Trees

Once during the 6 day art rotation, the special education class comes to see me for 20 minutes of one-on-one art time.  Last week we made fall trees.  This projected worked on fine motor skills of painting, gluing, drawing and scrunching paper.  Check out the beautiful fall trees below! 

Birds of Color

Kindergarten students learned about the 6 basic colors, order of the rainbow and basic shapes (circles, triangle and square) in this project!  Check out their colorful birds below!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Where's Waldo Inspired Board

Check out the welcome back to school bulletin board inspired by "Where's Waldo?"  The bulletin board is right out side the art room.  Stop by and see if you can find Mrs. Campbell and Mr. Straub!