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

Op Art w/ 5th grade

Some of my students aren’t painters. Some of them aren’t draw-ers. Oddly, this project made those forementioned students SHINE! We watched a brief video on M.C. Escher to introduce to them that math can also be found in art. Then we watch a video on Vaserely, the pioneer artist of Op Art. Then we started … Continue reading

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

This Mexican Holiday is the day after Halloween and a common misconception is that it’s just the Mexican version. Art Club learned that this day is celebrated to honor those loved ones who have passed away. In Catholic religion it is called All Souls Day. Large parties are held, parades, and gifts are left for … Continue reading

Math Filled 1sties Native American Vessels

1st grades’ Rodeo Art project is so exciting because of all the vocabulary they are using! They first used templates I cut out from poster board to trace around the three different sized vessels with a pencil. Then they went back and erased the lines that were overlapping, to give the illusion of one vessel … Continue reading

Roy Lichtenstein Self-Portraits (Part 2)

5th graders do very special projects that no one else in the school does. So for their projects we started with the same color lesson as the younger grades, then watched the same video as grades 2-4 on artist Roy Lichtenstein. Then I took a close up photograph of all the 5th graders, printed them … Continue reading