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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. 🎨❤️🍇🍎🍐🍊👏🏽😍🙌🏽

She is doing such an amazing job adding Pointillism to her still life 👏🏽❤️

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 “Bear” Express

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

Wonder

Grade 4 IB PYP “All About Me” unit. This Art project was inspired by RJ Palacio’s book “Wonder”. 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 🐨 ❤️🙏🏽 4️⃣ 🇦🇺

My Grade 3’s learning about the element of art “Value”. 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. 😍🐨❤️🇦🇺

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

Grade 2 Lines Lesson “Crazy Hair”

Grade 2 learned all about Lines and began creating self-portraits using lines for their hair.
Students developed skills in drawing and painting. Students learned how to use the lines of design in a portrait.

Monsters Love Colors

Grade 1 Monsters ❤️ Colors:
After reading the book we went over our primary and secondary colors.
Students then became monsters 🤭and scribbled all over their paper using two primary colored markers to make a secondary color.
They saw the magic ✨when they added water and painted over their scribbled paper. Once dried we used the secondary color oil pastels and applied “Lines”.
Then we made the two colored monsters that made the secondary color or “Magic” happen.
A great layered lesson to introduce colors and lines.
Grade 1 IB PYP Multi-media lesson on Colors
Just add water and Let the magic happen!
Wow is that Orange?
So Yellow and red make Orange!!
YESSSS!!!!
OMG…PURPLE!!!
Let’s get those Lines of Design in there!!!