What to do with six back-to-back 25 minute art classes? Grades K-5 created these awesome pattern drawings during our September early release half-day. It turned out to be a relaxing morning of art making…my kiddos came in, sat down, and just added patterns and colors to large drawings of leaves, pumpkins, and other designs. They were free to wander from table to table, choosing the drawings that they wanted to work on…kind of like adding color to giant coloring book pages! As one of my kinders said: “This is fun, Mrs. B, we should do this every day in art!”.
Here’s a little video of our morning in the art room.
It’s been a busy first couple of weeks in our Georgetown art room! Here’s a look at what we’ve done in the last 9 days since school began.
We did this!
Quarter circles – we put them together to make some fancy circles.
We talked about three big Art Elements and read an awesome book – because we are all MAGNIFICENT artists!
Kinders and Firsties drew their favorite things and made table tags to help Mrs. B. learn ALL their names! Yikes, I have lots of leaning to do.
Fourth and Fifth graders put new pages in their sketchbooks and did some drawing.
Third graders described warm and cool colors and began a new watercolor project.
Second graders began torn paper masks (mean Mrs. Brouwer took their scissors away and ugh, they had to TEAR the paper!). No Glue Monsters allowed for this project!
Kinders met Mr. Mondrian and practiced their cutting skills to create their own Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogies.
And Firsties began a cool Picasso project….but I was too busy to take pictures – more later.
Whew! And that is just the first nine days folks!
Georgetown artists, are you ready for another school year to begin? Mr. Rob has the Art Room all polished up and ready for us to…well…. get out the messy materials and get started making more art.
The wooden mannequins are dusted off and ready to greet you…along with Mona Lisa!
Don’t forget to stop by the Art Room during Georgetown’s Open House Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-7:30 PM. In the meantime, remember to…
See you soon, friends!
Flashback to June 2015 and our “Just Write” school wide writing celebration. Found this little “Just Write” beauty on my camera – thanks Amelia for a fabulous tutorial on glazing pinch pots!
My second graders are finishing up these beautiful flowers with big bugs. They drew a large flower and then studied pictures of bugs to complete their bug drawings.
Painting the background with watercolors.
We also learned a fancy new art word: ANALOGOUS. These are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel; second graders learned that the colors who are “neighbors” on the color wheel mix together nicely because they are closely related. They blended their flower petals with oil pastels, carefully checking the color wheel for their best analogous colors to blend.
Special thanks to my colleague Mrs. Persch for this project idea!
I CAN: draw a large realistic insect; tell a friend my favorite analogous colors; blend colors using oil pastel.