Kindergarteners have been learning some painting procedures as well as their colors, shapes, and lines while working on these roosters. It’s been an adventure to say the least…
First grade has been working on some farm pictures and they turned out beautifully! We drew the horizon line and then added the barn. Then we drew the “quilt”, remembering not to get carried away and draw TOO many lines or we would be coloring the squares forever. Then we colored everything with markers except the sky (we used a crayon for that.) Last, we used a black marker to add the lines and patterns to represent the crops. Fantastic job, kiddos!
So in 4th grade, we get to talk about one of my favorite places – the beach! We are creating seascapes, inspired by the NC coast and this beautiful post at the Clever Feather. We are also including discussions about the elements of art: line, color, and space. They had a hard time with the waves initially, but after breaking it down into more simple forms (draw a C, etc.), they felt much more successful. I’ll continue adding pictures as we go!
This lesson was a featured article on Deep Space Sparkle today. Like Patty says, this will be a great lesson in line and pattern. Every kid I’ve ever seen with the Matryoshka dolls love them so I really think the kids will enjoy this project. I’ll update with photos when we come back after the new year. : )
Finally got around to making these! They turned out so well and the kids seemed to enjoy making them. I also employed one of my new assesent techniques – “two stars and a wish.” when the students were finished with their artwork, I had them turn it over and write two things they liked about their piece and one thing they would like to improve.
Here are some of mine!
This is a simple project that I do with 3rd grade as our first project of the year. It doesn’t take long and makes a nice clean design. We just use a 6″x9″ black paper and they make the lines by using the paper in the scrap box and pattern scissors. I also encourage them to design their own lines using regular scissors. This is a small collection of some from this year!