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.  


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Circle Monsters

Students drew Circle Monsters as a participation activity during catch up week in art.  This allows time for all students to finish their art projects as we complete the first quarter of the school year.  The objectives were that they had to use a circle in some part of their drawing and their monster needed a friend.  I encouraged drawing friendly creatures and using their imagination. The drawings turned out great and students had fun with the activity.

Circle Monsters

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hanging Pumpkins

3rd graders made hanging pumpkin forms.  First they added texture to their pumpkins by rubbing brown, white, and yellow crayons onto orange construction paper.  Next they used rulers to draw straight even lines.  After they cut out their strips, they added a brown stem and curled a green chenille stem around their finger.  Lastly, students had the option of adding facial features or leaving it as a harvest pumpkin.