A few kindergarten and 1st grade projects we’ve been working on! Kinders created frogs on a log this week – lots of practice drawing circles. We’re also finishing up fun robots in Kindergarten and First Grade. We LOVE drawing robots – so easy, lots of squares and rectangles. Kindergarten Robots….. And First Grade Robots…
Archive for March, 2011
First graders have been finishing up these fun chameleons this week. My little people had fun drawing the chameleons, and the project was a good opportunity to review all the shapes we’ve learned this year. We read two great books for this project: Tashiro’s Chameleon’s Colors, and Lionni’s A Color of His Own.
Final selections are being made for our upcoming 2011 Hudsonville Student Art Show! For more information on our art show, follow this link: 2011FlyerPDF Here are the latest masterpieces – congratulations, artists!
My second grade artists have been eagerly waiting for their clay monkeys to dry and get fired in the kiln. Here they are, oh so cute with a coat of tempera paint. fired and ready for paint. Thanks to Becca over at “That Little Art Teacher” for the clay monkey idea – my 2nd graders [...]
My second grade artists created these beautiful sunflowers this week. We looked at Van Gogh’s Vase of Sunflowers and focused on a single sunflower, using careful shading in oil pastel to create our work of art. Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers We learned about shading and value last fall with our pumpkin project – my second [...]
Fourth Grade artists wrapped up their African Culture study with this elephant project. After looking at elephant images and practicing drawing elephants in their sketchbooks, they drew elephants on gray construction paper and shaded them with drawing pencils and white charcoal pencils. My fourth graders had fun “dressing up” their elephants with blankets and hats! [...]
As a final wrap up to our African Cultural study, my third graders created these sweet little zebras. We talked about why zebras are so beautifully marked (so predators can’t focus on an individual zebra to hunt in the herd) and looked at zebra patterns. We drew our zebras on 9×12 tagboard, breaking them down [...]
Our annual art show is just around the corner! Save the date – special Artist Reception for Georgetown Artists is Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. Check out our Art Show Flyer for more information: 2011FlyerPDF
A little cartoon fun for my 2nd and 3rd grade artists while I play catch-up with some classes who missed projects due to snow days! I use this project to show my kiddos where to start drawing if they are ever unsure where to begin…start with the nose and work from the middle out – [...]
First grade finished up their cool mummy paintings that they began last week by adding Egyptian hieroglyphs on the picture border. I gave them a reference sheet that showed our alphabet and a hieroglyph alphabet – they were fascinated with the pictures and excited to write their name in hieroglyph form. And best of all [...]