5th Grade students reviewed line quality in a work of art while creating these landscape paintings with Zentangle inspired lines.
Students first sketched out their landscape as we talked about using a horizon line and different levels of ground. They were then able to paint their landscapes with a creative color scheme.
Once painting was dry, students reviewed line quality and watched a couple videos on zentangle drawings and then they began to fill the sections of their painting with different lines. Most of the lines were drawing using colored pencils. Some were done using black marker.
See more of these works in our Artsonia Gallery.
Students in Mrs. Heckenkamp's class worked created some awesome looking Zentangle Pumpkins!
They spent quite a long time on them filling each pumpkin with a variety of lines and designs inspired by Zentangle art.
Curious about Zentangles? Take a look at one of the videos the kids viewed before creating their pumpkin zentangles.
When they finished their works of art, they wrote their first Artist Statement of the year. This included creating a title for their artwork. These were attached to the back.
"I liked drawing the Zentangle lines in the pumpkins. It was fun. I didn't really like making the pumpkins."
Third grade students are learning a little about artist Vincent Van Gogh. We took a look at some of his paintings paying special attention to the lines we saw in them. Students took turns drawing them on the Smartboard.
Then we discussed what kind of Starry Night picture we might choose to make. A starry night over our house, a farm, a football field were just some of the ideas they came up with. Students spent the last part of class sketching out their own version of Starry Night. Next class we will begin painting - Yay!
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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