Tag Archives: Art Education

Viva la Frida πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸ’“πŸ™ŒπŸ½

This is one of my favorites! My Grade 4 students learned all about Frida Kahlo and her brilliant self portraits. This was a multi-media lesson beginning with a guided demonstration on how to draw Frida. Students used oil pastels and watercolors to design their portraits and background. Lastly students created tissue paper flowers for her crown.

My Grade 1 students had fun choosing funny animals to represent Frida. They used sponge paint to design a textured frame. Students created tissue paper flowers to add actual texture and black felt for Frida’s infamous unibrow.

I must say I’m obsessed with the outcome and the amazing artwork of my little artists.πŸŽ¨πŸ’“

Pop Art -Andy Warhol Prints

My Grade 4’s created Andy Warhol inspired prints of themselves using transparency paper and neon acrylic paints. I took their selfies and printed them out. They then made a stencil of their portraits and used contrasting colors to paint the positive and negative space of their images. My Grade 3’s helped by painting the Jackson Pollock inspired background. We then incorporated the PYP Learner profile for our lobby display. ❀️🎨

Astronauts in Space

Grade 4 learned how to draw an astronaut through a guided drawing tutorial from Art for Kids Hub YouTube channel. Students then developed skills in drawing and blending using chalk and oil pastels as they created an outer space background on construction paper. Once students finished their backgrounds we mounted their astronaut using card stock and mounting tape to give it a 3D effect. πŸš€πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸš€β˜„οΈπŸ’«

Emojis

Grade 2 Students learn about emotions and how color can be used to express different emotions. In today’s world Emojis are used to communicate rather than words. Students really grasped the concept and drew different emojis and colors to express how they were feeling πŸ˜πŸ€“πŸ˜·πŸ˜œ

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

Geometric Cats

My first grade did an amazing job drawing their cats and adding geometric shapes in the background.

They developed skills in flow drawing which is an art technique developed by artycrafykids.com to encourage children to understand shapes and create them in a freer way.

Students were encouraged to discover a natural flow, bringing mindfulness to the creative process.

Students enhanced their drawing by adding personality and geometric shapes in the background.

Students experimented with a mixture of mediums.

You can find more about this lesson including video tutorials at http://www.artycraftykids.com they have amazing art lessons to encourage students to express themselves creatively and artistically. ❀️🎨

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

Summertime Self Portraits

Grade 3 having fun learning about proportion, perspective, and how to draw a self portrait. They also developed skills in blending using chalk pastels for the background🎨❀️😎

Polar β€œBear” Express

Grade 2 learned how to draw a polar bear through a guided drawing activity. They learned about the element of art β€œ Value” and experimented creating value with oil pastels. They also learned about foreground, middle ground, and background.