This beautiful Caldecott book and the story of the changing world of the lighthouse keeper inspired my 4th grade artists, as well as the paintings of American artist Edward Hopper.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Second graders also experimented with form using tints and shades of a hue. They continued to practice their own publishing with Artsonia.
Our owl drawings were made using one of the kids’ favorite things we do in the art room - the mystery drawing! Listening for clues, I guide the students through the shapes until someone guesses what it is - then we personalize with details, colors, and descriptive titles. They are always full of personality.
Monday, November 4, 2019
My first graders made sunflower collages that showed three stages of the sunflower - the bud, the mature flower, and the older wilting flower. We used tearing and cutting techniques. Love all the compositions.
Part two of our Van Gogh unit is coming up next with the Starry Night landscape.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
· Please use a VERTICAL format. (portrait orientation)
· This year’s theme is “Circus” and should include the Dolvin Dolphin.
· All grades are invited to participate.
· Entries can be drawn, painted, or created digitally.
· No glitter, sequins, felt or anything else glued to design.
· On the back of your entry in PENCIL include your name, grade, and homeroom teacher.
· All entries are due in the yearbook folder located in the front office no later than 10:00 a.m. on November 7th
· Use interesting details, but don’t make them too tiny and hard to see
· Use bold, bright, smooth color
· Don’t forget to design the background as well
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
This lesson was a challenge for my 5th graders to choose a setting and imagine a camouflage pattern that might blend in. We were inspired by the work of artist Liu Bolin, aka the Invisible Man. Can you find him in the images below? (Look for the feet)