Hi all…here’s a look back at some fun projects that I didn’t get a chance to share with you this past fall.
Kindergarten Mr. Mondrians!
Giant Georgetown Turkey. Gobble Gobble.
Kinders – puttin’ a little glaze on their clay tree ornaments.
Fourth Grade Calder sculptures
What’s coming up in 2017? Grades 2-5 are really, really, really excited to start their clay projects when we return from break. Kinders and Firsties will be learning about color and doing some interesting color experiments and projects. And everyone will be exploring this year’s Cultural Focus: Africa.
In the meantime….
See you soon!
Second grade artists were inspired to create these fun moose drawings after looking at the book “Mooseltoe” by Margie Palatini.
We used many different media and techniques to complete this project – stencils and crayons for the snowflake background, crayons and tempera paint for the antlers and head, and finally construction paper and silver sharpies for fun ornaments.
Each moose has its own personality…they all make me smile!
See lots more of these cute mooses at our Artsonia art gallery here. Parents, it’s not too late to order your child’s personalized art keepsakes at our Artsonia gallery – check it out!
Thanks to Sharpies, Paint, & Paper Blog for the project inspiration!
Georgetown fifth graders are so thrilled with their 3-D winter stars! This project has it all – a little origami with mountain and valley folds, intricate drawing and coloring options, mindful glueing, chalk highlighting, and writing…with (bonus!) fancy silver sharpies. I love the thoughtful ideas about winter and the holidays that they wrote about to create their star backgrounds.
Check out the 3-D effect – the careful folding was a challenge for almost everyone.
Learning goals: Demonstrate a mountain and valley origami fold, use pattern, line and words to create a work of art, explain the meaning of 3-D.
This project was inspired by the always amazing Tennessee art teacher Cassie Stephens – see her Super Star project post here.
See 90 more of our beautiful stars on our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
My first grade artists have been begging to paint – so of course we did! The result? Beautiful Christmas amaryllis paintings!
We began by looking at pictures of amaryllis plants and examining a large silk amaryllis flower. We talked about how the plant grows from a bulb, sending up a tall skinny stem, and then a wonderful flower opens up at the top of the stem. Everyone noticed right away that the amaryllis plant has Christmas colors of red and green.
First graders began by creating a textured pot. They drew their plants with marker, painted, and added details with black crayons.
See more of these beauties at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
I CAN….explain how to create texture, describe an amaryllis plant, use careful painting techniques.
Kindergarten artists learned about landscapes while creating these sweet little snowscapes. They also learned a fancy new art word: collage – meaning “to glue” in French!
Find more of our “Let It Snow” collages at Georgetown’s ARTSONIA art gallery here.
Thanks to Krokotak for this Snowy Day Collage project!
Before winter arrives…two more fall projects from G-Town first and second graders. Both classes focused on the art element of LINE as they created turkeys and trees.
First Grade Fall Trees – firsties worked on their cutting and glueing skills while creating their trees. Bonus – a little painting, a favorite in the first grade crowd.
Second Grade Line Turkeys – gotta love the knobby little turkey knees.
See more turkeys and trees at our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery HERE.
What to do when half of your class is finished with a project, and some students need a little more time to finish up? Have a little fun with some mystery drawing, of course!
Fifth graders used their sense of touch to describe and draw mystery objects hidden in paper bags. There was lots of giggling and funny faces as each student felt the item in their bag, described it to their classmates, took notes, and finally tried to draw their object without looking at it.
This exercise was a perfect way to give my students a new way to explore drawing and challenge their powers of observation – and to work as a team to create their sketches!
Firsties focused on their cutting and glueing skills while creating these fun black cats!
We learned how to hold our scissors and to cut carefully…..
No Glue Monsters here…just a dot, not a lot!
We learned how to make curly whiskers, and zig-zag folded whiskers too!
“Most fun art project ever!” say Georgetown’s first graders!
I Can…use careful and correct cutting, glueing, and paper folding skills