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Haunted Houses

Haunted House Display using my Grade 2’s spider web window project which focused on lines and 3 dimensional spiders.
Grade 3 learned how to draw haunted houses and spider webs, they also incorporated a 3D spider for a dramatic effect.
Black oil pastel was used for the webbed background of haunted houses.

Grade 1 Lines, Primary Colors, Self-Portrait, Collage

Grade 1 learned all about “Elements of Art” Lines and Color (Primary colors). They drew a self portrait on newspaper.
Students glued their primary color strips and last their self portrait on top. A layered unit with amazing results … and the kids Loved it! Ohh La La!

Native American Art

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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display

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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display

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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display

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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display

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Dream Catchers display for Art Exhibition in School Lobby

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1st Grade Native American Art

After discussing the history of Native Americans and their art, totem poles, tee-pees, dream catchers and watching a quick introduction video, we began our projects.

1st Grade Tee-Pee Project:  Involved lines, shapes, foreground, middle ground, and background.  They first used crayons to draw different lines on manila paper. Then they painted white paper using brown for foreground, red for middle ground, and blue for background. Next they drew a triangle on the back of their lined paper and cut it out. Then glued their triangle to their painting with the lines facing up.  Then I gave them two Popsicle sticks to glue to the top of their Tee-pees.

4th Grade Dream Catchers:  We used paper plates.  I gave them reference sheets of native american symbols and we went over what they meant.  They designed the rim of the plates with native american symbols and  designs. Then they cut out the center of the plate  and I had them use watercolors to paint the front and back of plate. Next I used a whole puncher to make holes around the inside of the plate and gave them weaving instructions and yarn.  Once they were done weaving we added feathers and a loop of yarn to the top for hanging.

 

 

Collaborative Line Project

My second grade did this line project using the crayon resist technique.  I painted the boards with the thick black lines and each team of students was given a board to use crayons to draw “The Lines of Design” (some were using color pencils) on the white space.  Once the boards were all filled with lines.  They used watercolor to paint the boards and watch their lines pop through the paint like magic.  I then put all the boards together to create a mural for the Art Exhibition.

LINE MONSTERS

Line Painting

Painting Lines
Painting Lines with black tempera paint

Adding Watercolor

Adding Watercolor
Adding Watercolor

Line Monsters
1st Grade

I first read my 1st graders “The Straight Line Wonder”.

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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.