Students in Mrs. Vaughn's and Mrs. Larvenz class just finished working on these beautiful works of art!
This project was jam-packed with lots of learning and exploring.
We had been learning the difference between vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines and this project was a great end to that lesson. We looked at pictures of Birch trees and discussed the lines we saw in the trees. We also talked about how the bark of these trees were different than other brown trees and how they contrasted against the leaf colors. We also picked out where the trees overlapped and some students created overlapping in their own works.
Students drew out their own trees and colored them in with oil pastel. We talked a little about using Primary colors to paint the background of our tree. Because we used oil pastels we were able to paint right over the trees and they would still show up great. This method is called a resist painting. The oil in the pastels "resist" the paint from sticking to it so it only covers the area without pastel.
Students had fun mixing the three Primary colors to create colorful backgrounds!
Students in Mrs. Larvenz and Mrs. Vaugh's classes are finishing up on a fun Fall painting project.
By the end of Second Grade I want my students to be able to describe and draw directional lines. I want them to be able to tell you which way a horizontal, vertical, and diagonal or oblique lines goes. I also want them to be able to use these different lines in an artwork. This year we practiced using these lines in a pumpkin painting. Students had fun mixing colors and adding different lines on and around their painting.
After the paintings were finished students began to create an abstract digital artwork from their painting using the Percolator app on the iPad. Many students have to wait until next class to get their turn using one of our 6 iPads. I'm pleased to see students teaching other students to use this app. They had customizing their abstract pumpkins. We will upload these to our Artsonia gallery along with the paintings soon.
Kindergarten students created monsters using a variety of lines and learned about how Primary Colors mixed together to make Secondary Colors.
1st Grade -
1st Grade students practiced lines and the crayon-resist method to lend a "hand" to our 1st and 2nd grade group display. They also were introduced to Author/Illustrator Eric Carle as they created a ladybug collage. They learned how Primary colors mix to make a Secondary color as they painted papers for these ladybugs.
2nd Grade -
2nd grade students also reviewed and practiced using a variety of lines in the group "Hands Up" project.
Mrs. Larvenz's 2nd grade students looked at the lines and textures in birch trees as they drew with oil pastels. They reviewed the Primary colors and used these to paint the background of their trees. The mixture of the Primary colors created a beautiful background for the trees!
3rd Grade -
3rd grade students practiced lines doing Zentangles. Zentangles are like doodles. They are a great way to use a variety of lines, patterns, and designs to create a work of art.
Mr. Veto's 3rd grade students, as well as the 2nd/3rd grade students in Masias's class, reviewed the element of color. They discussed warm and cool colors as they painted two background watercolors for some fun ink-blown trees.
4th Grade -
4th grade and 5th grade students also started the year with Zentangles. The students seemed to really enjoy this relaxing form of art.
Mrs. Petersen's and Mrs. Watt's classes reviewed Color as an element of Art. Mrs. Petersen's class created trees using warm and cool papers and paint. These 4 panel paintings came out beautifully.
Mrs. Watt's class just finished doing a cool project that combined Art, Science, and Math for the last few weeks of the first quarter. It's called Color Wheel Eyes. Students learned about different parts of the human eye and painted a color wheel in place of the iris.
5th Grade -
5th Grade students have been very involved in a project combining Art and Technology. They are working on a claymation project using the iPads. Students working in groups created a backdrop for filming the movement of color balls as they change or interact with the environment. The project is just about complete. Stay tuned for our completed movie. For now...here's a sneak peek at two of our scenes.
See more of our finished projects on our Artsonia Gallery
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
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