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 oil pastels.

Then we added pumpkins, emphasizing proper perspective and then adding highlights and shadows. Then we added the hay stacks, and finally the cow.  These turned out fabulous!

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Ms. Luna's Signature


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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