5th Grade Rodeo ’16

For this year’s Rodeo, I’m challenging myself to have every single class in all of the grade levels working on something different so that there is more variety to pick from for the display at the Alvin ISD Rodeo SHow. All of the projects were selected based upon what the particular grade levels have already covered in previous projects.


Cowperson sunsets: This class reviewed proper painting techniques and proper watercolor techniques while they learned how to paint a sunset. They then reviewed how to use an oil pastel and how to break objects down to simple shapes while drawing.

5th grade Rodeo Silhouettes

Colorful Cactus: These guys reviewed drawing objects up close. They then traced over their pencil lines with glue, paying close attention not to use too much. Once it was dry they then used oil pastels, reviewing warm and cool colors, and then chalk pastel in the background.

5th grade Oil Pastel Cacti5th grade oil pastel cacti
Wednesday: This class learned about lines of perspective, reviewed the horizon line, and then draw cacti in perspective. Once they’d gotten them on their papers they added their own elements while being reminded to keep things in perspective. Then they colored with water color pencils and then painted with water.5th grade desert perspectives5th grade desert perspectives


Nighttime at the Pumpkin Patch:

This group reviewed perspective and then how to make a tree. They then worked with a limited palette of oil pastel colors and they were reminded about how to make their shadows and the color choices that would make sense.

5th grade Night Pumpkins5th grade Night Pumpkins5th grade Night Pumpkins

I see you: This project was a review on brush and watercolor technique. It was also a review on perspective, and the students learned how to add details using line with fine tipped permanent markers.

5th grade rooster close-up

5th grade rooster close-up5th grade rooster close-up5th grade rooster close-up


Love it!
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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