New Winter Art Projects from G-Town

The blustery cold weather has inspired our Georgetown artists to create some fun “wintery” projects.  We are also starting our study and review of color, and these projects are reinforcing our understanding of color families such as primary and secondary colors, and  warm/cool colors.

First grade artists are working on these nice warm/cool holiday trees.

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Second grade artists are finishing up some awesome grinches, focusing on shading and warm/cool color combinations.

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Third graders are enjoying exploring different color families as they create these colorful candy canes!

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Fourth and Fifth grade artists created visual interest with line, shape, and color as they created their Nutty Nutcrackers.

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Parents…these projects can be found on our on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA.

Kudos to these fellow art teachers for our project inspiration:

Candy Canes – The Clever Feather ; Geometric Trees – Liberty Christian Academy via Artsonia


Fourth Grade Nutcrackers – Sweet!

Fourth Grade artists have been working on nutcracker drawings the last few art classes.  We just finished up with a study about Edgar Degas and spent some time looking at his drawings of ballerinas, and followed up with some time posing for each other and drawing figures from mannequins.

When I showed my 4th graders a nutcracker, they immediately noticed how the mannequins and nutcracker figures were similar, and were excited to begin their drawings.

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We started in pencil on 10″ x 24″ drawing paper, and have been adding color with crayon (glitter crayons are a favorite!) after tracing the lines with marker.

We’ll finish up this week with a little color in the background, and for fun I’ll read a short story version of The Nutcracker while the kids work.

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