Fourth grade is making these snowy nighttime scenes using value and blending with paint. Before we started in on the real deal, we practiced first with color pencils then with paint. Sharing our steps here!
I’ll share the students’ work when we are finished!
Here’s some of the student work. They were still so creative with the limited use of only silhouettes.
My fourth graders have started on some metaphorical self-portraits and they are looking so great! We expanded our vocabularies by looking up adjectives about ourselves on thesaurus.com and using those to write an “I am…” poem. We drew it all out in pencil, traced in Sharpie, and painted each line with tempera paint. They are really looking fabulous.
PS – little known fact about Mrs. Osborne: I am an amazing opera singer. 😜
I’ll post pics of the kids’ artwork when complete!
Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders are all diving right into the Elements of Art whether in review or in depth.
Fourth grade is reviewing with an all in one composition. We wrote ‘ART’ in block letters and then divided the page into seven sections. Each section will showcase an element. Check out what we have so far.
The kids are really doing a nice job and I’ll be sure to share when we’re finished!
Update: we’re finished!
Fourth graders are learning all about triangles so we are INTEGRATING and doing some awesome triangle art. I found a triangle art lesson HERE and adapted it for use in a fourth grade classroom. I also saw in the comments about the Vi Hart video and the kids La-HUUV (love) it. Check out where we are so far…
This MIGHT be the coolest thing EVER.
Even more examples!
Fourth graders were learning about onomatopoeias in their ELA class so it was the perfect opportunity for me to integrate and teach them about Roy Lichtenstein and Pop art. We sketched out a plan after viewing and discussing Lichtenstein and his work. For the final painting, we worked on newspaper and painted with primary colors and black and white.
We are doing a similar project for their Art to Remember piece but we are using their names instead of an onomatopoeia.
I’ve seen different versions of these elf legs everywhere. From painted to collaged to real ones! 😉
I ran out of time to do the witch legs at Halloween, so we decided to do elf legs instead and the kids are LOVING them! We made it all out of construction paper and then added the fake snow and some glitter for a BOOM effect. I’m pretty sure that the real elves would be jealous.
This is my version and I’ll be posting more tomorrow – so come back soon!
I saw these beautiful pumpkins at Angela Anderson’s blog and decided to recreate them with my fourth graders. They started by sketching the pumpkins with pencils and then tracing with sharpie. I gave them the option of drawing one large pumpkin or several overlapping pumpkins. Most of them chose to do just one big one. Then we filled them with zentangles but I reminded them before we started that step that we would be painting these. One of our goals is to show the highlights and shadows with the watercolor so they didn’t need to do super detailed tangles, just loose, open designs. The next step was to add the background. I just had them color green and blue – nothing detailed – so that the pumpkin would really pop. Next week we will paint them and I’ll update with pictures!
Fourth graders have been discussing El Dia de Los Muertos. After looking at lots of examples of sugar skulls, we created our own. We used markers for our skulls and cut them out and glued them to a piece of construction paper. Then we painted a colorful frame around them!
I came across Once Upon An Art Room’s project on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea. It’s a project that I’ve never even thought about attempting because who has enough beads to make all those necklaces with 4 classes of fourth graders? Not this poor art teacher. But I was just not thinking like a crafty art teacher needs to think these days! After seeing Once’s project I was ready to go out and buy my very affordable pack of 100 paper plates! I thought the kids might not like the idea of trying to turn an ugly white paper plate into a beautiful Samburu necklace but I was WRONG! They are loving it and doing a fabulous job.
Check out some of our necklaces so far: