Category Archives: 2nd grade

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Lines

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Second grade students have been learning about the art element of line.

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One way students learned about line was exploring how to use a ruler.

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Everyone used pencil to create some repeating line in a pattern.

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After feeling comfortable with the pencil, students moved on to colored pencil with repeating lines.

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Second graders also explored line with scissors.

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Everyone learned there are many ways and tools to use line in creating art.

 

 

Neon flowers

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Second grade students created neon flowers in the manner of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Students were divided into groups and, after viewing work by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, began drawing large flowers.

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Every group worked cooperatively.

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After drawing their flowers, students moved to marker to enhance their pencil work.

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The students worked very well together to complete this stage of their images.

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Next students employed neon crayons.

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Each group decided which areas to color and not to color with crayon.

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The second graders worked hard to add rich color with the neon crayons.

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The final step was to add liquid watercolor.

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Students used related colors and worked to dry the remaining paint away with towels.

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Here are some examples of their images:

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Cards

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Most of the elementary art students participated in creating some type card for Mother’s Day this year.

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Kindergarten students used colored pencils to create line pattern with their Mother’s Day card.

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First graders used scissors and crayons to create a pop-out card for their moms.

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Second grade students created a cut out Mom card.

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Third grade students created an M-shaped card for Mother’s Day.

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Everyone concentrated on creating the perfect card for Mom!

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All of the students incorporated learned skills and some new ones to create a card filled with design elements.

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I’m sure every mom was thrilled with their uniquely created card for Mother’s Day!

Winter landscapes

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Second grade students recently completed their study of winter landscapes.

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The first step of the project was mixing watercolor paint for the winter sky.

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Students had three colors to choose from as they blended them together to create their sunset sky.

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The next step was to add trees using ink.

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This process required the students to control the brush in a new way as they allowed the lines to be formed from their loose brush strokes.

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Everyone was part of the process as they learned from each other’s creative process.

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The next step was to add shadow to the landscape with blue watercolor.

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This required everyone to look at the whole image beyond the process of adding shadow to the trees.

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The final step in the project was to add snow to sky.

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Students employed cotton swabs and white tempera paint to add this finishing touch to their landscapes.

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Here are some examples of the students work.

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Snowflakes

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Our first project back after Christmas break was creating snowflakes.

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Students learned the steps to basic paper folding for a kirigami snowflake.

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This project required the students to focus, follow directions and learn to control the paper as an art medium.

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After folding the paper for a four point snowflake, students explored cutting out various shapes to create their snowflake.

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As students reviewed their skills through the process of creating the paper sculptures, they grew confident in their abilities.

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Everyone was happy with the skills they developed through the making of snowflakes.

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Art class allows students the opportunity to combine learning many subjects and using many new tools and skills to build a holistic learner.