Jazz Monoprints

Black History Month is upon us! We learned about the history of Jazz music! Starting in New Orleans by African-American musicians, the kindergarteners and first graders listened to New Orleans style jazz and identified the instuments they heard. After compiling a list of instruments they were given, and then used brayers to roll out the … Continue reading

Kinder & 1st mosaics

The littlest artists in our school first went out side and looked at the mosaic that the Art Club and I made a few years back. And I explained that mosaics were made of a bunch of little pieces of material that all together made a much bigger picture. We looked at several different examples … Continue reading

Jazz Collographs

Black History Month is upon us! We learned about the history of Jazz music! Starting in New Orleans by African-American musicians, the kids listen to New Orleans style jazz and identified the instuments they heard. After compiling a list of instruments they were given a bunch of cardboard, and got busy cutting and  gluing! This … Continue reading

2nd grade chalk pastel trees

Second grade explored chalk pastels with these super cute trees. We added water to paint the pastel onto the picture like water color, and ended with oil pastel on top for details Great job! 

Kindergarten Winter Trees

Kindergarten explored oil pastels and drawing trees using the “Y” technique, and the growth is amazing! The tree on the left was their first attempt, the tree on the right was their next attempt! When they were done drawing we covered the paper with blue bleeding tissue paper and I gave the a spray with … Continue reading

1st grade Snowpeople

These first graders followed along with the teacher to draw the bodies of their snowpeople, and then were shown different examples of mouths they could draw. I love how fun these are!

4th grade Snow resist 

Fourth grade got another lesson in how to draw trees using the “Y” technique. Can you see the “Y’s”? Then they used white oil pastel to make the ground and the snow in the sky, and finally painted the entire paper with blue/purple watercolor. Beautiful!

Kindergarten Fall Resist Leaves

These little artists were given a template to trace around and then they colored them in using warm colors. Once they were done there, they used an india ink wash to add contrast to their papers. Great job!

Tints & Shades

2nd grade is learning about tints and shades. We started with a white moon and they learned to always put the darker color into the lighter color, and on our palettes they mixed different tints of their given color. Once we arrived at the same color we were given, we then started to add black … Continue reading

4th grade Warm/Cool Fall Leaves

These guys were given an option of four different types of leaves to draw, and then they used warm colored oil pastels to color them in. They then used cool colors to draw lines either, horizontal, diagonal, or vertical behind the leaf and finally make a black border on the perimeter.