The Button Project

Georgetown artists in grades 1-3 began their first project of the school year with a fun little line, shape, and color review – The Button Project.  Their designs began with a button or fuzzy pom-pom of their choice; they then created a radial design using lines and shapes around their buttons and pom-poms.  Check out their fabulous designs!

      

The button project was inspired by a project from the blog Fine Lines – see it here. 

Fourth Grade Feather Masks

Fourth Grade artists have been reviewing the art elements of line, shape, color, and texture as they create these great feather masks.  They also brushed up on their shading skills as they explored color combinations for their feathers.

Everyone enjoyed looking through my feather collection for pattern and color ideas!

Fifth Grade Silhouettes

Fifth Grade artists have been reviewing the art elements as they design their silhouettes.  After briefly discussing silhouettes and recalling that the traditional silhouette is an outline without features on the inside, we began jazzing up our own silhouettes.  I traced each student’s features and then they got busy using shape, color, line, and texture to fill in their silhouette.

  Traditional Silhouette

  I was thrilled to see many of my 5th graders refer to their sketchbooks for Zentangle ideas to fill their silhouettes.

A few finished pieces – they all turned out so great!  This is a project that I haven’t done in a number of years – my 5th graders really enjoyed working on their silhouettes.

First Graders Explore Picasso

First Grade artists have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism.  We found many shapes and colors in Picasso’s “Three Musicians” painting – and everyone enjoyed finding the dog hidden with the musicians!

Three Musicans by Pablo Picasso

We created our own versions of the Three Musicians, adding texture to our background and lots of colorful shapes.

Let The Artmaking Begin!

We are back to school today; it is good to see all those smiling faces!  My kiddos were happy to get busy with a fun line, shape, color, and pattern review project to get the creative ideas hopping – and these owls did the trick.  Whoooo wouldn’t love drawing up a few of these?


Kinders Make Caterpillars and Shape People

My kinders have been working on two projects during the month of May.  We reviewed pattern as we created these cool caterpillars.

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We also reviewed shapes as we created these people by printing with bottle caps and other gadgets – and then colored our people with crayons.

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