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Grade 2 Students learn about emotions and how color can be used to express different emotions. In todayโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜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 product๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿพโฃ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ฒ

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. โค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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. ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

She is doing such an amazing job adding Pointillism to her still life ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

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 background๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Polar โ€œBearโ€ Express

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


Grade 4 IB PYP โ€œAll About Meโ€ unit. This Art project was inspired by RJ Palacioโ€™s book โ€œWonderโ€. Students created self-portraits inspired by the illustration of the book cover. They then used a variety of adjectives to describe them. We saw clips of the movie, talked about bullying and how being different should be celebrated and not looked down upon. Groundbreaking for a culture where individuality isnโ€™t really the norm.

Save the Koalas ๐Ÿจ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ 4๏ธโƒฃ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

My Grade 3โ€™s learning about the element of art โ€œValueโ€. After discussing the brush fires in Australia they did a guided drawing activity of a Koala. They developed skills in shading and blending using charcoal, oil pastels, and acrylic paints. Watercolors were used to paint the background. Leaves were drawn by observation, value was added using oil pastels then pasted as the last step. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ