Spring Is Here, the Bugs Are Near

Ahhh Spring! How delighted we are to see you!

Along with Spring comes the Spring Musical! So we are in charge of stage decoration! Grades K-2 learned about insects, (keeping with their curriculum) and 3-5 learned weaving!

 

Since the kids only come to art once a week, I had the theme for the project stay the same, but the project changed each day. We discussed the different parts of an insect, the differences between insects and other creepy crawlies, and then they were given their directions. As long as the students stay within the perimeters of the project, creativity is welcomed!

Monday:  Students used crayons to draw their insects.  The key being to draw large! These were 11 x 17 sheets of paper, and I emphasized to make sure they filled up the space! 2nd grade added watercolor flowers, to make it seem as if the viewer was looking down into some flowers and observing the insect.

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Tuesday:  Students used different colored construction paper to make their tear art insects. They had to include the three parts, antenna, and eyes, other than that… CREATE!!!

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Wednesday:  This group was instructed to fill their construction paper up with flowers. We discussed what a field of flowers would look like. Once they were done, they received a pre-cut black magnifying glass and a small paper with a circle on it. They then had to draw their insect in the circle making sure to have all the components of an insect, then cut and glue the circle onto the magnifying glass. k-2 Bugs k-2 Bugs k-2 Bugs k-2 Bugs k-2 Bugs K-2 Bugs

 

Thursday: This group used chalk pastels to draw their insects. After this was complete they used black tempra paint to outline their insect, draw a rectangle around it, and then add decoration to the outside border. These are very indigenous!

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Friday: This group was given a Sharpie and shown how to draw a large butterfly on coffee filters. They then were given markers to color in the wings. Symmetry was discussed so that they knew one side of the butterfly should match the other. They were then given atomizer spray bottles of water and sprayed their butterflies to make the color run.

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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