Fourth Grade Falling Leaves

Fourth grade artists combined their art and poetry skills to create these beautiful fall-inspired paintings.

They began with a sky-blue background, dabbing the watercolor paint with a tissue for added texture.

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They traced leaves and added color with watercolor pencils.

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Their beautiful leaf paintings were tied in to our cultural focus for the year, the study of Asian art.  We read the lovely book “One Leaf Rides The Wind” and learned about the art of writing Japanese Haiku poetry.

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Fourth graders wrote wonderful fall-inspired poetry and added their writing to their leaf paintings.

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I Can:

Show Movement with careful placement of objects and color

Manipulate watercolor and watercolor pencils with success

Write a Japanese Haiku

 

See more of our Falling Leaf artwork at our Artsonia On-Line Art Museum!

 

First Grade Trees

WE CAN….make many, many kinds of lines!  First graders learned about one of our most important art elements – LINE.  They practiced making oodles of different kinds of lines, including zig-zag, mouse ears, roller coaster, castle, and cloud.

After tracing their hands to create their “tree”, lines and color were added.  Then they were challenged to make at least 8 different kinds of lines as they decorated their leaves.  They were up for the task!

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Then came the tricky part – mindfully cutting out their leaves and glueing them to their trees….looking out for the Glue Monster (no big gobs of glue!) and placing their leaves using their “artist’s eye” for a beautiful fall work of art.

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More of our beautiful line trees can be found at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!