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


2nd Grade Aliens

In the art room you will be using all differnet types of materials this year. It is very important that you PUT THAT THING BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM!!

Today you will be creating your very own Alien!

1. Use your imagination.

2. Use geometric and organic shapes to create your alien.

3. Your alien must fill the paper.

4. Do not forget to add a horizon line.

5. You will paint your alien using your choice of color combinations:

a) Primary Colors

b) Secondary Colors

c) Warm Colors

d) Cool Colors

1st grade Wild Things


Have you ever read the book Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak?

Have you ever seen the movie Where The Wild Things Are?

1st grade students created their very own wild thing monsters in the art room!! We looked at shapes Maurice Sendak used to create his wild thing monsters. We then looked at the different lines and patterns on the Wild Thing Monsters. Students were asked to create a Wild Thing monster useing geometric shapes, symmetry, and filling in the wild thing with a variety of different lines to create the patterns.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

StART the year off on the right foot!

September outside of class art project

Thalia students know how to use their imagination while taking an old pair of shoes and turning them into a new pair of shoes!

Here Are the Guidelines for our outside of class project.

1. Use any material to design and decorate your shoes.

2. You can receive help on this project....but remember this is YOUR project.

3. The due date for this outside of class project is Friday September 30,2011

4. A SPECIAL day will be announced at a later date for all students who participated in this activity to wear their shoes during school.

5. Outside of class projects are ALWAYS optional .... but all students are encouraged to participate.