Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring time roll a flower first grade

First graders are practicing floral landscapes and even using a little bit of chance! We roll the dice to figure out which flower parts to draw. We made sure to use lines, patterns, and creativity! These "Roll-A" sheets can be found at this web site: http://expressivemonkey.com/collections/flowers/products/drawing-flowers

Monday, May 18, 2015

Roy G Biv Rainbow order leprechauns with kindergarten.

Kindergarten artists watched the youtube video about Roy G. Biv. We practiced our knowledge of rainbow order and figure drawing with our artworks!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Fourth grade Giuseppe arcimboldo fruit and vegetable portrait

4th graders learned about the life and art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. He did some very interesting portraits! He used many objects to make up the faces in his work.

We created our own Arcimboldo style portraits called, "You are what you eat!" They are made entirely of fruits and veggies!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kindergarten Native American blankets

Kindergarten artists have been learning about how Native Americans lived. We also looked at some youtube clips about how Native Americans wove blankets! We used Native American colors and designs to create our own paper blankets!

On the back of our artworks, we wrote and colored on a handout that can help mom and dad know about what we are learning.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kindergarten & 1st Grade rainbow clowns

Kindergarten and 1st grade artists reviewed our knowledge of portraits by creating a silly clown! We practiced our knowledge of pattern, line, and rainbow order in the backgrounds!

First grade Romero Britto pets

First grade artist learned about the life and art of Romero Brito by looking at a slide show and you tube videos about him.

Click here for the Romero Britto Slide Show

We were inspired by his cats and dogs and created our own pets Britto style. We used patterns and lots of colors!

This lesson has been modified from one seen on Pinterest at some point. :)

Third Grade Picasso Portraits

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Third grade artists are beginning to learn about the life and art of Pablo Picasso. We read "Getting the Know the World's Greatest Artists" and saw how Picasso's artistic style went from realistic, the blue period, rose period and cubism. We looked at his unique style of portraits and created one in his style. In order to get our brains thinking about portraits in such a unique way (mixed up features, some features from the front and some from the side), we played a Picasso Potato Head game where each table created a potato head with mixed up features and named it picasso style.

We used this worksheet to help us be inspired to draw our Picasso facial features.

Using the Picasso reference sheet for portraits, we drew various side and front view features on our collages.

Next step... to add painted details!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Kindergarten Native American Tipis

Kindergarten artists are studying Native American art and learning about the various types of houses that Native Americans lived in. Kindergarteners learned how the tipis were constructed as well as the fact that they loved putting patterns into their homes. We drew our own tipis and blended cool color paints to create a beautiful sky in the background.