4th Grade Pastoral Scenes

4th grade drew these awesome pastoral scenes. As third graders we spoke heavily about value, and it was great to see them apply that to this lesson. We first drew the scene, and then they were instructed to use oil pastel, colored pencil or both to add color. I gave demonstrations on both media, and … Continue reading

5th grade Pumpkin Pastures

The 5th grade made these awesome mixed media paintings for their Rodeo Art projects. We started out with painting the backgrounds using watercolor, where they learned about blending colors, and how to make their skies have gradients. Once they were dry, we worked from the background laying down the tree line using brown and black … Continue reading

Family Portraits 

As part of our self-awareness unit, the 1st graders made family portraits. The heads were pre-drawn using the inside of the masking tape roll, and then we talked about overlapping so the kids would draw complete bodies for a more realistic looking portraits.


  

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2016 Rodeo Contestants

Here they are! Kinder: 1st Grade: 2nd Grade: 3rd Grade: 4th Grade: 5th Grade:     I think we should be bringing home the trophy again this year! These are AWESOME!                                              

Art Club travels to Ancient Egypt

We’d traveled back to the cave people time, to the cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia, and our next trip in history for art club was to Ancient Egypt where we learned about deities, pharaohs, the Nile, papyrus, and hieroglyphics! We watched this awesome video, then thanks to the awesome GT teacher Ms. Heitt, the kids … Continue reading

It’s Fall Y’all!

All grade levels are working on fall themed art. Kinder learned about artist Mark Rothko, and emotion in colors. 1st grade learned about warm and cool colors, and collage. Second grade reinforced their knowledge of perspective, and reviewed warm and cool colors.   3rd grade practiced with compasses again to make fall themed mandalas.    … Continue reading

Getting to know Leonardo DaVinci

Another in the Getting to Know series was Leonardo Di Vinci. The students watched a brief video on his life and then were asked to draw something that they remembered! Mona Lisa:   Vetruvian Man: Inventions: The Artist himself: Just wonderful!

Getting to know Michaelangelo

Great sub plan is to have the students watch a video from the Getting to Know: series, and then they draw something they remember from the video. This group watched the video on Michaelangelo, and I saw wonderful drawings of Michaelangelo with his chisel, standing on a scaffold, the Sistine Chapel, David, and more. But … Continue reading

Royality Masks from the Ancient Near East

Art Club’s next stop through time was learning about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, modern day Iran/Iraq/Saudi Arabia, the cradle of civilization. We examined art work from the Ancient Near East collection at  Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Then with pre-made masks, they got busy!   Wonderful!

Kindergarten Painted Shape Mice

Introducing color mixing to 5 year olds is always a fun yet challenging process. Proper brush technique: Mr. Paintbrush is the super hero of the art room, he sweeps away Mr. Blob! Use him like a broom. Hold it like a pencil. Mr. Paintbrush doesn’t like his hair messed up. No Sally, we don’t paint … Continue reading

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