Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art Activities Update

The art room has been a fun and messy place these last couple of weeks.  Students have been using a huge variety of media, and are getting some good practice with some new art materials.  Take a look below to see what we have been creating as we continue to explore the art elements of shape, form, value, color, and space.

Kindergarten got some painting practice as they complete an experimental color mixing activity.

Blue and yellow make... GREEN!

We filled our entire papers with mixed colors.  BUT we tried not to make brown by mixing too many colors.

1st grade reviewed primary and secondary colors with this beautiful cityscape activity.

After reading the book Painting the Town by Denise Minnerly, students drew their own towns, and painted them with tempera paint.

Students received only primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and had to mix them to create new colors.

Finally, black paint was used to create outlines and windows.

2nd grade learned about Grant Wood.  He loved to paint landscapes!

We drew our landscapes with pencil...

and colored them with oil pastels and tempera cake paint.

Landscape in progress.

Ta-da!  We are proud of our landscapes.
Click here to see the inspiration for our lovely, whimsical paintings.

3rd graders finished their harvest moon projects.  This project focused on showing space or depth in an artwork. 

By changing the size of our shapes, we can make things appear to be close or far away. 

Objects in the foreground are big, and objects in the background are small.

Great job 3rd graders!

4th grade finished their apple still life drawings.  We used shading to show shadows and highlights.  We used all types of media!  This apple was done using ebony pencil...


oil pastel...

marker (pointillism)....

and sharpie marker (stippling).

5th grade used the 3-D shapes they created to set up still lifes.  Look at those great shadows!!

We drew the still lifes carefully.  We focused on drawing the shapes in perspective, and creating shadows and highlights.  Ms. May is proud of their hard work!

Finished product.

Finished product.

Finished product.

Finished product.

Finished product.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Welcome Miss Lieb!

Miss Lieb will be joining us in the art room as a student teacher from Northwest Missouri State University.  She started her student teaching assignment in Mr. McGinley's 1st grade classroom, and will now be in the art room until the end of 2nd quarter.  We are so excited to have her! 
Miss Lieb assisting a 4th grade student with a still life drawing.