Students learned foreground, middle ground and background in this Multi-media project. They began with a guided drawing activity of their penguins. Students then collaged their beach backgrounds with colored construction paper and drew their beach details in their “sandscape”. Last students cut out and glued their penguins🐧 to the foreground.
This is one of my favorite lessons.
Students started with an eye study on how to draw realistic animal eyes. They used oil pastels for coloring. Students then began to paint on newspaper. Once dried students ripped and shredded the newspaper 📰 and glued onto their blank canvas.
Students then placed the eyes and nose over the newspaper and painted more in-depth details to create their cats and dogs. Multi step lesson with amazing results ❤️🎨😻🐶🤩
Students learned about American Artist Claes Oldenburg. They created Hamburger 🍔 collages inspired by Oldenburg. Students used a variety of materials to create their toppings, they were encouraged to think out the box and recreate their favorite foods as hamburger toppings some included ice cream 🍦, chicken 🍗, egg 🍳, pizza 🍕, sushi 🍣, and more.
Students then glued their creations on a paper plate and made a red and white paper weaving tablecloth as the final touch.
I first read my 1st graders “The Straight Line Wonder”.
I have them act out the book with movement using their bodies as if they were lines, they LOVE it! After reviewing all the famous lines, they are given black tempera paint to draw the lines.
On day two once their lines have dried, they are given watercolors to paint each section in between the lines.
On day three they get to make their monsters cutting out eyes, mouth, teeth, legs, arms, etc.
I then created the huge “Line Monster” out of their work for the Art Exhibition.
My first graders painted owls:
- The owls body, including wings, head and ears
- Add skinny legs
- Add dots for the pupils
- White- owls body, including wings, head and ears
- Black- outline,skinny legs, pupils
- Black- add small feather strokes…little “u’s”
- White-Snowy background
Lastly they were given a strip of brown construction paper to make a branch and glue under the feet.
Can you say ADORABLE!…I found this on Pinterest and had to do this project with my students so I must share because the Pinterest post did not have directions just a image. Have Fun!!
My second grade did collage owls:
- Paint snow all over their construction paper and glue a brown branch to the bottom of their paper.
- They were given two circle templates for the body, to trace, cut out and glue onto paper above the branch.
- Use small pieces of torn paper to fill in the body.
- Two cupcake liners for eyes, use yellow paper for the circles inside.
- Use a small piece of black construction paper to make a beak, legs and feet.
- Lastly fold paper and trace wing template, cut out and glue them on the sides of the owl.
My 4th Grade girls learned how to paint silhouettes. They first used red and yellow paint to blend the background sunset. They then painted camels and palm trees with black paint.
My 1st graders made deserts in a box. I found this idea on Pinterest and fell in love with it. Great for teaching foreground, middle ground, and background. Picture doesn’t do them justice.
Lastly my 3rd Grade boys used oil pastel for the background of their landscapes. Then ripped construction paper for foreground and middle ground layers. Lastly they drew camels on black paper and glued them onto their landscapes.
I absolutely Love how they all came together to create this dynamic display for the schools entrance.
1st grade used white paint to make stars and moon on black construction paper. They then cut out shapes and glued them on paper to create houses and buildings resembling their community. I absolutely love how these came out.