4th grade Music Collages

4th grade also learned about Romare Bearden and they had a spin on their Black History Month collagraphs, and made music related Collages! They were allowed to use any music related idea! They definitely used their knowledge from the prior project and turned it up a notch!  Advertisements

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 Printed and Collaged Cities

Oh the mess! Printmaking and five year olds is not an easy task. You would have taught I’d learned my lesson with our Black History Month project. Guess I’m glutton for punishment, but here we are again. Learning about the artist Romare Bearden, what skyscrapers were and how fast the art teacher can move around … 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!