Jazz Music and the Harlem Renaissance

What do Jazz Music, the Harlem Renaissance, and Elizabeth Catlett have in common? They were our focus for Black History Month! The students watched a presentation that started with this timeline. The hardest challenge was for kids to understand moments in time, so this helped them immensely. Also helps avoid questions like, “Did you know … Continue reading

Pop Art with Keith Haring

All classes learned about the Pop Art era of the 1960’s featuring artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Keith Haring that was influenced by them. 3rd and 5th grade focused on Keith Haring, and his fun figures. They learned how to turn a stick figure into a human, how a figure is … Continue reading

Pop Art with Andy Warhol

All the classes learned about Pop Art featuring artists Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Litchenstein and Keith Haring who was inspired by them. 1st grade did their own version of Andy Warhol‘s famous silkscreen painting, Marilyn Monroe.   How awesome are these?!  

Pop Art with Claes Oldenburg

We started a Pop Art unit where all classes learned about awesome artists from this fun and whimsical art movement! We looked at Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein, and Keith Haring who was inspired by them. Kindergarten and 2nd graders focused on Claes Oldenburg and specially his food sculptures. Kinder made these super awesome … Continue reading

Pop Art with Roy Litchenstein

All classes learned about the Pop Art era of the 1960’s featuring artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Keith Haring that was influenced by them. 4th grade focused on Roy Litchenstein and we made the lesson steer toward Language Arts by having them focus on onomatopoeia. First they learned how to make … Continue reading

Houston Rodeo Art Show AISD

We art teachers took a day to hang all the art in the district for the Rodeo Art show back in January.   These were a few of my favorites from other schools.  

It’s Rodeo Art Time (5th)

Fifth grade was challenged in their drawing skills to use this photo I took at George Ranch and draw it. They first practiced using dry erase markers on the floor. I would draw around the photo to help them see the shapes hidden in the photo. Then they drew it again on construction paper, then … Continue reading

It’s Rodeo Art Time (4th)

The forth grade drew a landscape with cows from a photo I took not too far from our school. They used chalk pastels as they drew the landscape step by step. And we ended up with several ribbon winners! And one gold ribbon winner!! This drawing was chosen to go to the Houston Rodeo and … Continue reading

It’s Rodeo Art Time (3rd)

Third graders worked on a cactus in a sunset landscape for their Rodeo Art project. First they were taught how to gradate the green paint so that it was not just one solid color but gradually went from dark to light. Then they tore pieces of red, yellow, and orange tissue paper to start building … Continue reading

It’s Rodeo Art Time (2nd)

2nd grade drew an up close and personal picture of a cow using oil pastels. I found the lesson here. We even had some win ribbons in the Alvin ISD Rodeo Art competition!