3rd grade meets Aaron Douglas

3rd grade was introduced to African-American artist Aaron Douglas for  Black History Month. We talked about the word silhouette, and figure, and then they got to work making a painting in the style of Aaron Douglas, about their lives. Nice Job! Advertisements

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

4th grade Lego Self-Portraits of the future

As a part of 4th grade self-awareness unit, they turned themselves into Lego people. But with an added twist, they had to make themselves into their future careers! So take a look at what they did! Love them!  

Kinder learns about William H. Johnson

For Black History Month, Kinder learned about African-American artist, William H. Johnson. This is the painting below that we studied.  We talked about perspective, and how the road looks like it’s disappearing off into the distance, and then they followed along as I drew with them. We reviewed directional lines throughout this lesson and shapes. … Continue reading

3rd grade perspective farms

3rd graders farms in perspective for their Rodeo Art projects. They drew the scenery along with me, and then they were instructed to put their own spin on it and were told to use oil pastels or colored pencils to add the color. They were given brief lessons on how to use the materials and … Continue reading