Winter Foxes From Georgetown’s Amazing Fourth Grade Artists

Fourth grade artists rocked their painting skills while creating these fabulous winter foxes.  They mixed their own tints and shades to create shadows and depth on their pieces, and did a great job outlining their foxes with small brushes and black tempera paint.

Love these paintings as much as I do?  See more at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.

Big thanks to Little Dog Art Blog for this project inspiration!

 

First Grade Christmas Amaryllis Paintings

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.

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First graders began by creating a textured pot.  They drew their plants with marker, painted, and added details with black crayons.

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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.

Turkey Time

Georgetown kindergarten artists have been learning about the art element of line.  They had a blast painting lots of different lines.

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Their line paintings were cut into turkey feathers and carefully glued to these cute turkey portraits.  Don’t they just make you smile?  Gobble gobble!

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I can:

Paint 5 or more different lines; hold a brush correctly; use scissors and glue with care.

What Does Art Mean To You?

Georgetown 5th graders were challenged to think about what art really means to them.  They brainstormed ideas together and read quotes from famous artists.

Then the painting began!  They traced their hands on canvas panels and added paint in warm colors.  They also explored making texture in the wet acrylic paint with sticks and printing with bottle caps.

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Next came the cool colors for the background.

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The final step was to collage their ideas onto their paintings.  I typed all their brainstormed thoughts and artist quotes so they could cut, color and glue them to their paintings. They also drew directly on their canvas with crayons or markers.

I love the way each student really expressed their own ideas through their paintings!

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I CAN: creatively use warm and cool color combinations; talk about art; develop my own ideas about my own art making.

See more of our Art Hands at our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery here.

Kindergarten Line Monsters

 

IMG_5724Kindergarteners at Georgetown have been busy learning about lines in the art room. After reading the book, Lines that Wiggle, by Candace Whitman, they explored all different kinds of lines. They began by drawing lines in the air with their imaginary pencils, then they painted them on paper with black tempera paint. When those lines dried they used watercolor paints to paint color between their lines. The final step was to cut them to look like monsters by adding eyes, (or an eye), mouths, teeth, and other things to make their monsters unique. The Kindergarten artists had so much fun creating their monsters and they are proud to display them in the halls at Georgetown!

This was a great first lesson for Kindergarten. It took a few sessions, but we were able to learn many first skills in the art room. We learned how to use scissors properly by holding our thumbs up and moving the paper, not the scissors. We learned painting correctly by treating the paintbrush like a ballerina and tiptoeing in our paint and dancing across our paper. We also learned how to properly use a glue stick by making the glue peek over the edge and not pop over the edge. Best of all, we were able to learn the routine of painting and cleaning up paint in the art room by starting simple with just one color.

 

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