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! Advertisements

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

Warhol Prints

Sometimes one can be struck with utter genius! I am so excited about these projects because they came out so well!!!  After Youth Art Month, all of the classes are working on their final projects of the year, based upon one of the artists introduced. The 4th grade, focused on Andy Warhol.  They first folded … Continue reading

Art Club travels to Ancient Egypt

We’d traveled back to the cave people time, to the cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia, and our next trip in history for art club was to Ancient Egypt where we learned about deities, pharaohs, the Nile, papyrus, and hieroglyphics! We watched this awesome video, then thanks to the awesome GT teacher Ms. Heitt, the kids … Continue reading

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

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

New Classroom Decor

The beginning of the year bulletin boards and new door decor is up! Silly me for making the door look like a chalk board,  and actually using chalk! DUH! Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. White paint marker to the rescue!           I need more wall space!!!

Frank Stella’s Protractor Series

The 4th graders learned about artist Frank Stella and specifically his protractor series of paintings. Since angles are apart of the 4th grade math curriculum they were able to appreciate the geometry found within Stella’s paintings. Some of the 4th graders in Art Club recognized his name when we went to the art Museum! These … Continue reading

Romare Bearden Collages

  Romare Bearden has always been an artist  near and dear to my heart, because of my undergraduate work on the Harlem Renaissance, and having the pleasure to work at the gallery he and several  artists of that era founded in New York City. I was super excited to introduce my art club to one … Continue reading