My first grade artists are finishing up this fun ladybug multi-media project. We did it all…drew, painted, cut paper, glued…and read some great ladybug stories, including the classic The Very Grouchy Ladybug. I was amazed at the cool facts we learned about ladybugs along the way – here are some of the things my first [...]
Archive for February, 2012
Second grade artists have been learning how to draw forms. They became experts at drawing pyramids during our Middle Eastern landscape project, and were excited to learn how to turn cubes into barns and cylinders into silos! drawing barns using tempera paint and q-tips Finished barns, painted with tempera paint and outlined with black oil [...]
Fifth grade artists are wrapping up their study of the Middle Eastern culture this week. They looked at buildings found in the Middle Eastern culture and duplicated the towers, domes, and decorative tiles in their own architectural drawings. They created beautiful miniature drawings using ultra fine markers, colored pencils, and crayon. The final step was [...]
Here are our most recent 2012 HPS Student Art Show selections. Congratulations, Artists! Information on our upcoming district wide art show will be posted soon!
My third graders have been having a little fun with hearts this week. After exploring the heart paintings created by American artist Jim Dine, they got to work on their own work of “heart”. Jim Dine While Andrea Bocelli sang some beautiful Italian love songs, we painted Valentine’s Day inspired words with Q-tips to create [...]
Third grade artists have begun their study of Middle Eastern Art, our Cultural Focus for this school year. We began by comparing and contrasting Middle Eastern architecture with buildings that we are familiar with here in Michigan. Everyone was fascinated by the domes and arched doors of the Middle Eastern mosques, and could hardly wait [...]
My third grade artists always learn coil pot building for their clay project. This year I switched it up a bit, and the coil pots became bird nests. We squeezed “twigs” through garlic presses to finish the tops of our pots – this was a big hit with my third graders! glazing our nests [...]