4th grade Rodeo ’16

All five of the 4th grade classes are doing different projects so there is more variety for the show in January. Here they are!

Monday: Rooster Molas

Bringing a bit of culture into the Western lesson, 4th grade learned about Panamanian Molas, and then made their own! This lesson reviewed different types of lines, and reinforced hand to eye coordination, as the student followed along with the teacher as she drew. 


This project began much like the winter project these guys made in the 3rd grade. But then we Rodeo-ized it! This lesson reviewed using water color, an oil pastel resist and then layering black oil pastel for the cowperson silhouette.


This group used watercolor first for their backgrounds, and then painted trees with acrylic, added the corn field with oil pastels, and the details on the tractor with a permanent maker. Talk about mixed media!


This group painted their sunsets using watercolor and then added their roosters and fence using oil pastel.


This group chose what they wanted to use to put in their barns, and then how they wanted to put the color in.

So creative!!


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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