Students in Mrs. Kipp's, Mrs. Timmer's and Mrs. Stenger's class created these wacky birds!
Before painting our fun birds, students learned about color and value. We discussed what tints and shades were. A tint is when white is added to a color to make it lighter. A shade is when black is added to a color to make it darker. Students went on the hunt for 3 colors and tints and shades of those colors. I have a ton of paint chip cards from the old Menards store. We rummaged through all these wonderfully colored cards to find what was needed. Students saved their selections in a plastic baggie for future use.
See more of our finished Wackadoodle birds on Artsonia!
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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