Grade 4 students had so much fun creating these under the sea sand castles.
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Heather Galler inspired Bouquets 💐
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
Kandinsky 🎵🎼🎹🎶🔴🟡🔵 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.
Viva la Frida 🌺🌼🌸💓🙌🏽
This is one of my favorites! My Grade 4 students learned all about Frida Kahlo and her brilliant self portraits. This was a multi-media lesson beginning with a guided demonstration on how to draw Frida. Students used oil pastels and watercolors to design their portraits and background. Lastly students created tissue paper flowers for her crown.
My Grade 1 students had fun choosing funny animals to represent Frida. They used sponge paint to design a textured frame. Students created tissue paper flowers to add actual texture and black felt for Frida’s infamous unibrow.
I must say I’m obsessed with the outcome and the amazing artwork of my little artists.🎨💓
SnapChat Filter Selfies
Students loved creating self portraits using snap chat filters. Move over Instagram we all know Snapchat has the best fun filters.
To make our selfies even more real we mounted them on a cell phone drawing.
This lesson is inspired by Cassie Stephens she has a tutorial on her blog as well as her YouTube channel. https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com
I allowed my students to chose their filter and animal. I love the finished product🤳🏾❣️🎨😍📸📲
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. ❤️🎨
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.
Bugs in a Jar
My 2nd Graders learned how to draw different types of insects. They first traced a template of a jar. Then they drew their bugs inside the jar. I then had them trace their drawing with a black oil pastel/ black crayons will also work. Then they used watercolors to paint their bugs and their jar. Lastly they cut out their jars and counted the bugs inside.