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Hundertwasser Grade 1

Students learned about Austrian Artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. They used his harmonious landscapes as inspiration to create their own paintings. Mixed media used were: oil pastels, watercolors, and colored construction paper. Students were encouraged to use swirl lines, and bright colors to represent Hundertwasser eccentric personality. They nailed it 🎯 ❀️🎨

ROYGBIV 🌈 Painted Paper Plate Weaving

Art Room Display

🌈ROYGBIV 🌈

After learning about ROYGBIV singing and dancing around the art room my tiny artist created these wonderful multimedia rainbows 🌈

Warm & Cool Zentangle Cat Silhouettes

Students began by drawing 2 cat silhouettes. We discussed how to create Zentangles using line patterns and how to create illusion designs. After students designed both cats they painted warm and cool checkered backgrounds. Lastly they mounted their cats on yellow paper and onto their checkered backgrounds. πŸ˜»πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Heather Galler inspired Bouquets πŸ’

My Grade 2’s absolutely loved drawing these enlarged flower 🌺 🌸 bouquets.

This lesson comes from one of my amazing art teacher friends Cassie Stephens~ you can find more of her projects on her blog cassiestephens.blogspot.com

Cats 🐱 & Dogs πŸΆ

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 πŸ“° 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 ❀️🎨😻🐢🀩

🍰 Cake πŸŽ‚ Wayne Thiebaud 🧁 Pop Art

Grade 5

Demonstrated how to draw a slice of cake Students then designed a slice of cake drawing it with appropriate perspective and proportion.

After students’ drawings were done they began assembling and sculpting a 3D version of their cake using cardboard and paper mache techniques.

Students learned how to make and mix ingredients for paper mache sculptures.

Last students painted and decorated their cakes bringing their drawings to life! 🍰 Good enough to eat πŸ˜‹πŸŽ‚

Kandinsky πŸŽ΅πŸŽΌπŸŽΉπŸŽΆπŸ”΄πŸŸ‘πŸ”΅ Grade 3

Students learned about Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Students learned about abstract art and how to express feelings through color, shapes and lines while listening to music for inspiration.

Students created a Kandinsky inspired painting using all elements of art in one composition.

Last students used yarn adding actual texture and emphasis to lines.

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. ❀️🎨