Tints & Shades

2nd grade is learning about tints and shades. We started with a white moon and they learned to always put the darker color into the lighter color, and on our palettes they mixed different tints of their given color. Once we arrived at the same color we were given, we then started to add black … Continue reading

4th grade Warm/Cool Fall Leaves

These guys were given an option of four different types of leaves to draw, and then they used warm colored oil pastels to color them in. They then used cool colors to draw lines either, horizontal, diagonal, or vertical behind the leaf and finally make a black border on the perimeter.  

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 … Continue reading

5th grade Winter Prints

We brainstormed to think about words that came to mind when I told them “winter”. I showed them several Googled images of “winter images”, and they sketched out their ideas. The next day, they drew their sketches onto their styrofoam plates and then printed! Way to go!

3rd grade Polar Bears

These projects are so super cute! They were so excited to find out about what a resist meant!

3rd grade Fall Birch Trees

This year’s 3rd graders were last year’s 2nd graders who rocked shadowed birch trees for their winter projects! So building on this, we painted these awesome fall birch trees. Awesome!

2016 Alvin ISD Houston Rodeo Contestants

Out of 850 kids, there can be only 27. Congrats to those chosen!   5th: 4th: 3rd: 2nd: 1st: Kindergarten:

5th grade fall trees

This group of kids were the same group that a few years ago rocked out these Snowmen at Night paintings.  Building on that knowledge of having tints in their skies,we made these awesome fall trees!   Great job!

Color Wheel Birds

Kindergarten and first grades used pre-made circles, a few examples of mine, and watercolor crayons to make these awesomely cute color wheel birds. 2nd grade got a little more involved with the “baby birds” representing the tertiary colors.  Grades 3-5 Folded squares of paper then mixed primary colors to make these colorful peacock/turkey hybrids! Color … Continue reading

2nd grade Rodeo ’16

Monday: We used warm colors and painted with watercolor to make a sunset and then green grass. We then used oil pastels to make the sheep and shadows.  Tuesday: We used watercolor pencils to make these farm scenes. Wednesday: We used different shades of green to make our cacti then use watercolor paint to paint … Continue reading