Category Archives: 5th Grade Lessons

Welcome to Art Class with the Amazing Art Teacher

Here is one of my many animated introductory lessons. Students love my Bitmoji. My videos are great to increase student engagement, motivation and enhance learning.

Landscapes

Here is an animated Video I created with my Bitmoji to help my students learn about landscapes with a cool song to help them remember where and how to place objects in the Foreground, Middle ground, and Background. I also teach them a cool dance along with learning the song 🎡 πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŽ¨β€οΈ

SnapChat Filter Selfies

Students loved creating self portraits using snap chat filters. Move over Instagram we all know Snapchat has the best fun filters.

To make our selfies even more real we mounted them on a cell phone drawing.

This lesson is inspired by Cassie Stephens she has a tutorial on her blog as well as her YouTube channel. https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com

I allowed my students to chose their filter and animal. I love the finished productπŸ€³πŸΎβ£οΈπŸŽ¨πŸ˜πŸ“ΈπŸ“²

Grade 5 Still Life

This unit incorporated a variety of elements and principles of art. The students began learning about Value and how to shade from dark to light and vice verse.

I then taught them about form and how using value can transform a fruit from appearing flat to round. I did this with an apple, showing them how to look for shadows and light.

Students then begin sketching a still life fruit bowl. Once they finished I incorporated pointillism. Students then learned about Seurat and his pointillism paintings. I demonstrated how to create value and shading using pointillism. We then added value with color on the fruit.

Students divided their background into geometric shapes using Zentangles to fill in each shape. This was an intense unit but I am so proud of my students, their progress and their finished pieces. πŸŽ¨β€οΈπŸ‡πŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ½

She is doing such an amazing job adding Pointillism to her still life πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ

All About Me

This was an IB PYP Unit. My students took their time and learned so many elements and principles of art in this transdisciplinary unit. I’m obsessed 😍 Grade 4 & 5

I am…

Students used adjectives to describe them and created an eye catching art piece using words, design, color, and lines.
IB PYP Lesson “All About Me” Unit
These are so cool! Students developed skills in blending and shading with color pencils.
So Creative!!!
AWESOME SAUCE!!
OHH La La!
Just Amazing!

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama Display in the Front School Lobby
Sculpted and paper mache Pumpkins made by students.
Just a tadbit obsessed with these..
Dots, Dots, and more Dots!
We used Q-tips and I glued puff balls on one end to give the students a variety in dot sizes.
Grade 4 getting their Kusama on!
Students used White Oil pastels for their background.
More Dots Please!
Students placing their pumpkins on their backgrounds.
Me Painting the background for my students Kusama Display
Just an Amazing Art Teacher getting her Kusama on!

Totem Poles

UAE 5-6 Grade Girls Totem poles
5-6th Grade Girls Box Totem Pole

 

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6th Grade Boys Painting Totem Poles

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5th Grade Boys Painting Totem Poles

5-6 Grade UAE Boys Totem Poles
5th Grade Boys Totem Poles

Through this lesson, students will learn about Native Americans from the northwest. Β Students will study the culture and artwork of these native people. Β The idea of stylizing artwork will also be addressed as students work together to make a two dimensional version of a totem pole. Β Finally, students will learn about symbolism and what various animals mean to the Native Americans of the northwest.

  • Boys- Students will choose one animal and draw it using native totem pole references.
  • Girls- Students will work with others at their table in order to create a totem pole.
  • Students will choose an animal that symbolizes their family or personality.

Overlapping Scissors

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Overlapping Scissors

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Scissors 5th Grade

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Overlapping Scissors Collaborative Project

My 5th Grade boys won a County wide Contest doing this Collaborative Project. They were given a theme (Scissors) and a canvas. Β They came up with this composition. Β I am so proud of them, using what they learned (overlapping) in Art to create this masterpiece. πŸŽ¨βœ‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½