1st grade Snowpeople

These first graders followed along with the teacher to draw the bodies of their snowpeople, and then were shown different examples of mouths they could draw. I love how fun these are! Advertisements

Art Station Day!

Every once in a while, some of the classes will finish a project ahead of some of the others. When that happens, the completed classes get to have Art Stations! It’s one of their favorite activities. The room is just completely a buzz with creation! Take a look!

 

 

 

Art Rocks Y’all!

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1st & 2nd Meet Romare Bearden

Black History Month means focusing on a black artist, both 1st and 2nd grades learned about one of my favorite artist from the Harlem Renaissance, Romare Bearden!  He looked at several examples of his work, and discussed what the word collage meant. Then they got to work!  1st grade had to build a person, they … Continue reading

3rd grade perspective farms

3rd graders farms in perspective for their Rodeo Art projects. They drew the scenery along with me, and then they were instructed to put their own spin on it and were told to use oil pastels or colored pencils to add the color. They were given brief lessons on how to use the materials and … Continue reading

Family Portraits 

As part of our self-awareness unit, the 1st graders made family portraits. The heads were pre-drawn using the inside of the masking tape roll, and then we talked about overlapping so the kids would draw complete bodies for a more realistic looking portraits.


  

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2016 Rodeo Contestants

Here they are! Kinder: 1st Grade: 2nd Grade: 3rd Grade: 4th Grade: 5th Grade:     I think we should be bringing home the trophy again this year! These are AWESOME!                                              

Getting to know Leonardo DaVinci

Another in the Getting to Know series was Leonardo Di Vinci. The students watched a brief video on his life and then were asked to draw something that they remembered! Mona Lisa:   Vetruvian Man: Inventions: The Artist himself: Just wonderful!

Getting to know Michaelangelo

Great sub plan is to have the students watch a video from the Getting to Know: series, and then they draw something they remember from the video. This group watched the video on Michaelangelo, and I saw wonderful drawings of Michaelangelo with his chisel, standing on a scaffold, the Sistine Chapel, David, and more. But … Continue reading

Kindergarten Painted Shape Mice

Introducing color mixing to 5 year olds is always a fun yet challenging process. Proper brush technique: Mr. Paintbrush is the super hero of the art room, he sweeps away Mr. Blob! Use him like a broom. Hold it like a pencil. Mr. Paintbrush doesn’t like his hair messed up. No Sally, we don’t paint … Continue reading

The Cave Paintings of Lascaux

Art Club has started back up and in full swing! The sign up list only allotted for 30 names, along with a reserve list of another 30 names for replacements when students inevitably drop out, plus the extra added 15 names of kids that still wanted in before I could take the sign up lists … Continue reading