I can't believe we are a full 4 weeks in - there is so much to do in those first few weeks and I feel like I should have more work to post, but honestly we are still putting touches on a lot of it. I do have some that I'm proud to show you though:
Kindergarteners continue the tradition of starting the year with Mo Willems' Pigeon, who found a friend or two in our drawings. Focus: combining simple shapes, illustration, filling the space
First grade family portraits - focus on filling the space, drawing portraits with overlapping, using materials correctly
Second graders will be revealing their colorful tissue paintings next week, based on Miro's abstract style. Focus- abstract art, drawing from our imaginations, using good craftsmanship
Third grade positive and negative dots based on The Dot. Focus - illustration, craftsmanship, positive/negative shapes
Fourth graders created observational drawings, first gesture figures then contour still life with shading.
Fourth and Fifth graders made color wheels, value scales, and notes on their portfolios to refer to - these and other things now available on Teachers Pay Teachers! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-Knights-Smartest-Artists
Fifth graders made black and white observational drawings of rocks and shells to warm up, then moved on the contour line gem stones which we will fill with hues, tints, and shades, creating form.