Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

Kindergarten students listened to the story "Pumpkin Pumpkin" by Jeanne Titherington before painting these beautiful pumpkin pictures! This lesson focused on fine motor skills such as painting, drawing, cutting and gluing.

Cezanne Inspired Still Life

First grade students studied the artist Paul Cezanne and used his painting "Still Life with Apples and Peaches" as inspiration for their own still life.  Day 1 of this project, students used colored construction paper to draw and color their apples.  On day 2, they used watercolor paints and crayons to create a textured background paper.  On the third day, students used scissors and glue to create the still life collage! Check out their amazing apples below! 

Here's the link to Paul Cezanne's "Still Life with Apples and Peaches" painting: National Gallery of Art- Paul Cezanne

Perspective Landscape

Fifth grade students created a fall landscape picture that demonstrates the understanding of one-point perspective.  They had to add at least 1 detail to each area of the background, middle ground and foreground as well.  Students used markers, chalk and water to create their landscapes.  

Spooky Houses

Third grade students learned about architecture and intermediate colors this week!  They used oil pastels and watercolor paints to create a spooky house picture.  Check out their artwork below!! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall Landscape

Second grade students learned about the art of printmaking in this project.  Students drew a fall landscape on 1/2 of their paper using oil pastels.  Next, they used a ruler to "print" the image as a reflection on the other 1/2 of their paper.  Students used blue watercolor paints to fill in the sky and water area.  The last step was to add leaves to the trees!  Take a look at the beautiful fall landscapes below! 

Illustrating the Dictionary

Fourth grade students created their own illustrations to go along with a word they found in the dictionary.  Each student received a different page from the dictionary.  Next, they brainstormed at least 2 ideas of illustrations they could draw, using the words on their page.  For the final copy, students drew their illustration right on the dictionary page, outlined it with black marker and then used water color paints to add color.  Can you guess the word each student chose? 

Outer space 





Barn Landscape

Third grade students created landscape paintings that featured a barn and silo.  During this lesson students learned how to mix the intermediate colors.  They had to include at least 2 intermediate colors somewhere within their painting. Students also became familiar with the background, middle ground and foreground areas of a landscape.  Check out their beautiful artwork below! 

2015 Square 1 Art

Look for Square 1 Art packets in your child's Tuesday folder today! 

Square 1 Art is a fundraiser that can take your child's artwork and turn it into great products for you to purchase!  These products are wonderful keepsakes and gifts for family and friends, and also make great GIFTS.  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.  

Looking Ahead...
  • Look for your child's Product Catalog to come home in October 20th Tuesday folders. 
  • You will be able to see your child's artwork on the front cover and on the FREE set of stickers. 
  • All orders are due November 9th.  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 for more information. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

October Artist of the Month

Congratulations to the amazing Yowell Stallions who were selected to be recognized as the October Artist's of the Month! 

Kindergarten: Lorelei Davis 
1st Grade: Ricky Olson
2nd Grade: Julius Strother
3rd Grade: Audrey Mangampat
4th Grade: Gloria Martinez 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rainbow Lines

Kindergarten students created these Rainbow Lines in art class last week!  The first day of this project, they learned to identify the 6 main colors of the rainbow and "rainbow order".  The next day, students drew a variety of lines, cut out their lines and then glued them to a black background paper.  This lesson worked on identify colors, lines and fine motor skills.  Check out their beautiful art below!