1st grade Fall Sharpie Owls

First graders worked on their fine motor skills in this lesson by first tracing around a template of the owl with a Sharpie. 

Then using hand to eye coordination they followed along with the teacher example when we added details to the owl, and then they colored the backgrounds black with permanent marker. 

Once they had finished with that, they used warm colors to color in the owls and leaves, finishing up with a metallic Sharpie and a quick lesson on how to draw stars. Always remembering, “NO WHITE SPACES!!!” Which is a phrase they’re allowed to yell in unison to remind each other to make their pictures complete. 



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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