Sunday, November 13, 2011

November and December Outside of Class Art Project

It will not be much longer before our school tree will be put on display in the front entry way! Every year I give my students a new challenge for decorating the tree. This year it is all about PAPER!! Students will be asked to stretch their imaginations and use any kind of paper to create their ornament.... from paper bags, recycled cards, cardboard boxes, newspaper, magazines, toilet paper tubes..... etc......... Anything can be added to the paper to create the ornament, but the ornament must have PAPER incorporated into the overall design.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

1st Grade ..... Pumpkin Patch by the Harvest Moon

How does a pumpkin grow?

When you go to a pumkin patch do all the pumpkins look the same?

Today you will paint a pumpkin patch.......

1. You will paint 3 pumpkins by the harvest moon sitting in the grass. One large, one medium, and one small. Do not forget to paint the harvest moon, and stars. What geometric shapes can we use for our pumpkins, moon, and stars?

2. Use oil pastels for the stems. What geometric shapes can we use for the stems of our pumpkins?

3. What do pumpkins grow on? Can you think of a line that can be used for the vine?

Piccasso's Colorwheel Bouquet

To begin the colorwheel we need to first start with the primary colors....


We need to use the primary colors to create the scondary colors.

Orange, Green, and Violet...

The complimentary colors are opposites on the colorwheel.

When creating your Picasso Bouquet today you will create the colorwheel for the center of each flower. The petals on the flowers will be each colors compliment.

Neptune Sand Sculpting 2011

Thalia students worked so hard on their sculputure of Mount Trashmore!! I could not be more proud of them!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Spooky House

5th Grade Spooky House

Lewis Barrett Lehrman is a current day artist from Arizona.
He takes photographs of peoples homes and their families and creates a spooky painting!

You will be creating a spooky painting of a house. You are encouraged to bring in photogaphs of your house..... but it is not required. Photographs of historical homes throughout Virginia will be provided for you to use as a resource.

  • You will use a limited color pallet for your spooky house painting.

  • You will create tints and shades with your limited color pallet.

  • You will use either one point or two point perspective for this project.

Example of Spooky House painting using a limited color pallet.

Animal Morphs

4th Grade Animal Morphs

Ricardo Ponce is a current day artist from Cuba.

His artwork very much resembles that of Pablo Picasso.

  • You will create an animal morph using both of these artists as inspiration for your mixed media work of art.

  • To begin this project you will complete 2 observational drawings of 2 different animals.

  • Your animals must be from 2 different habitats.

  • You will use both geometric and organic shapes to create your abstract animal.


Turn Your Teacher into Miss Viola Swamp

3rd Grade Miss Nelson is Missing

Turn your classroom teacher into Miss Viola Swamp!

Miss Nelson Is Missing is one of my favorite childhood books! When I found out 3rd graders were going to be reading this story in their classrooms I could not wait to incorporate a lesson with this story. To begin students had to fill in their (KWL) chart. What do you KNOW about your teacher.... What would you LIKE to know about your teacher...... What did you LEARN about your teacher. The chart helped students to complete their writing portion of this lesson. This project was a great way for students to connect with what they are reading in their regular classroom for the being a writer program while being an artist as well. Students were asked to identify the following color concepts: Warm colors, cool colors, primary colors, and secondary colors some how on Miss Viola Swam's clothing.

Students also had the opportunity to listen to some other stories about Miss Nelson.

Example of the project