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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.

Wonder

Grade 4 IB PYP β€œAll About Me” unit. This Art project was inspired by RJ Palacio’s book β€œWonder”. 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 isn’t really the norm.

Save the Koalas 🐨 β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½ 4️⃣ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

My Grade 3’s learning about the element of art β€œValue”. 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. πŸ˜πŸ¨β€οΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

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