Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Star Trees

1st and 2nd grade students traced, designed, and cut out large and small stars to create their classroom holiday trees.

Holiday Stars

5th grade students folded and assembled paper holiday stars.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Snowmen Sculptures

4th Grade students used Crayola® Model Magic® to create snowmen sculptures.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Trees

Using symbolic shapes and a variety of oil pastel color values, 5th graders created implied texture for their Holiday Trees.

Holiday Trees

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pete the Cat

1st graders were read, and sang along to Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.  Then students created Pete by cutting shapes and using glue with control.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dotted Fall Trees

1st grade students demonstrated a balance concept by drawing a tree in the middle of their paper.  Then using cotton swabs, they added dots using green, red, orange, and yellow paint to represent fall leaves. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Leaf Rubbings

To show a simple printmaking technique, kindergarteners used crayons to create multicolored leaf rubbings.

Textured Trees

5th grade created textured trees by gluing crumbled and twisted paper towels onto painted full moon backgrounds.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cityscape at Night

1st graders painted a full moon with stars onto black construction paper.  Then students used scissors to cut roofs for their building, along with doors and windows.  Everything was assembled together using glue to create a cityscape at night project.  

Bat Hands

2nd graders traced and cut out hand shapes to create wings for a moveable bat project.  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Art

5th grade students used shapes, lines, and contrasting colors to design pumpkin art. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Big Green Monsters!

Kindergarteners painted green circles and then added facial features by cutting out shapes using different colored construction paper.  “Dot dot not a lot” is our motto as students used glue to assemble all the pieces together to create a Big Green Monster based off the book Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Value Pumpkins

4th graders drew stacked pumpkins to prepare for a lesson on color value.  They were given the option of turning their pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns by adding facial features or leaving them as solid harvest pumpkins.  Students began the project by filling in the background of their artwork using different values of green crayons.  They then painted their pumpkins using the color orange, as well as a tint and a shade to show orange color values.  After the paint dried, students outline their drawings with black markers.