Kinder Printed and Collaged Cities

Oh the mess! Printmaking and five year olds is not an easy task. You would have taught I’d learned my lesson with our Black History Month project. Guess I’m glutton for punishment, but here we are again. Learning about the artist Romare Bearden, what skyscrapers were and how fast the art teacher can move around … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

3rd grade Rodeo ’16

This year for Rodeo, I challenged myself so that every.single.class!! was working on a different project. Though it was difficult to keep up with 30 different lessons all running simultaneously, it definitely made choosing the projects for the District Rodeo Art show much easier. Monday: This group worked on drawing their cacti from a worm’s … Continue reading

Van Gogh’s Bedroom

5th grade’s chosen artist was Van Gogh. They learned about perspective, and it was a geometry heavy lesson. Very challenging for them to get away from their old way of thinking things looked!    We ran out of time, so not many got to add color. But here’s one example.

Spring Paper Sculptures

 Spring is in full swing over here! Our sculpture project for 2nd grade was with paper! They made waves of paper for their ponds. Then they followed a teacher led drawing of a lily pad and frog for their finishing touches!  This super creative fella forewent the white paper, and made his frogs from green … Continue reading

Starry Night 

After the completion of Youth Art Month, the grades were then  given one of the three artists to focus in on. 2nd grade’s artist was Vincent Van Gogh, and we did our versions of Starry Night. Using a metallic crayon, they first drew the painting, using directional lines, just like the master painter himself. Then … Continue reading

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!