Oil Pastels, Music, and iPads make for a very fun art project!
1st grade students were learning about the difference between geometric and organic shapes. We discussed where on a lion's face could we use both types of shapes then student began to draw their lions with oil pastels.
We even enjoyed listening to Katy Perry's "Roar" while we worked. That made it even better!
When our lions were finished we were not quite done. We talked about what would make us roar. Would we roar when we were feeing happy, sad, mad, silly?
Using the iPad app Morfo students were able to bring their lions to life.
Mrs. Neels' Class -
Ms. Engstrom's Class -
1st Grade students spent Friday's class painting papers! It's a messy but super fun thing to do in Art.
We were learning about Author and Illustrator Eric Carle and how he does his illustrations. He paints his own papers and then uses them in his collage illustrations.
Next week this class will be using their painted papers to create a collage inspired by Eric Carle's Very Busy Spider.
After reading the book Action Jackson, 1st grade students created paintings like Jackson Pollock's. Instead of throwing the paint like he did, we used marbles in a box. Watch the two short videos below to see it in "action"!
During another class, we used one of our marble paintings to create a something that could have belonged to Jackson Pollock. See a couple examples below.
Jackson Pollock's House by Logan
Jackson Pollock's Flower by Autumn
Jackson Pollock's Hippo by Carter
Jackson Pollock's Lion by Elizabeth
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 6 class (3 grade level) 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. Stenger'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 in Mrs. Kipp's and Mrs. Timmer's class also contributed to the "Hands Up" group project. Mrs. Tague's 3rd graders 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.
Mrs. Tague's 3rd grade students, as well as the 2nd/3rd grade students in Kipp and Timmer'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.
Mrs. Tague's students finished their trees early and were able to make an ink monster by blowing a puddle of ink then adding colored pencil details and googly eyes.
They had so much fun with these. I plan on letting the other classes have a try at them soon!
4th and 5th Grade -
The two 4/5 split classes also spent a couple art times doing a Zentangle. These students seem to really enjoy the freeness of doing a Zentangle.
Students reviewed the element of color and were working on a cool project that combined Art, Science, and Math for the last few weeks of the first quarter. It's called Color Wheel Eyes. A few students put finishing touches on this project today. They will soon be graded and photographed for Artsonia and displayed in the hallway.
Here's a photo of this project in process. Stay tuned for the finished artworks!
Washington has been my "Home" school for many years now. I enjoy teaching all the different students who make up this diverse school. I have taught a multitude of lessons in this building and have learned just as much from all of the students.
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