Tag Archives: color

Honoring

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Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.

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Students created the Ohio flag.

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They also made a flag of the United States.

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Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.

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After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.

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After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.

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Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.

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Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.

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It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.

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All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.

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Here are examples of their work:

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Pumpkins

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First grade students explored color as they painted pumpkins.

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Students explored various types of oranges and how they are created.

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Everyone enjoyed learning about the different types of oranges as they used dots of color to fill their pumpkin paintings.

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It was a fun project to discover color mixing concepts in first grade.

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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Character words

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Fourth grade students completed their paintings of character words.

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After adding finishing touches to their letter paintings, each group discussed their work.

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The final step was to add a coat of gloss to their canvas.

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Students really enjoyed working cooperatively on this project.

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Each class viewed their work at the end of the project.

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Everyone participated in a review of their work and theĀ  creative process.

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Students were proud of the fact their work will be on view in the building for all to see.

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Everyone engaged in the learning process for this project.

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Maybe you can stop by and see the students’ work once it is hung in the building over the summer break.

Flowers

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Sixth grade students created paper flowers for Mother’s Day this year.

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At the beginning of this project students were not sure if they would like it, some of them feeling they may be too old for this type of a project.

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By the end of this studio class everyone was really focused and enjoyed the project.

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This flower building required the students to follow directions and use their hands to fold and mold a medium-size flower.

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This project required the students to focus their efforts as they used their motor skills with this basic paper craft project.

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Students were happy with their efforts at the end of art class.

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Many colorful flowers were created for Mother’s Day!

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!

Watercolor flowers

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Kindergarten and first grade students completed their study of color by creating watercolor flowers.

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The first step was to add color and line to their flower shapes with crayon.

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Some students used line to outline their shape.

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Others filled in their flowers with lines and shapes.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of adding color and design to their flowers.

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Next everyone added watercolor paint.

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Students learned to add water and allow the water and paint to mix.

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Some students outlined their flower with a pattern.

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Everyone had a unique idea on how to incorporate the watercolor into their flower.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring this new medium.

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Here are some examples of their work in progress.

 

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