Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.
Students created the Ohio flag.
They also made a flag of the United States.
Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.
After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.
After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.
Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.
Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.
It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.
All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.
Here are examples of their work:
First grade students explored color as they painted pumpkins.
Students explored various types of oranges and how they are created.
Everyone enjoyed learning about the different types of oranges as they used dots of color to fill their pumpkin paintings.
It was a fun project to discover color mixing concepts in first grade.
Second grade students created neon flowers in the manner of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Students were divided into groups and, after viewing work by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, began drawing large flowers.
Every group worked cooperatively.
After drawing their flowers, students moved to marker to enhance their pencil work.
The students worked very well together to complete this stage of their images.
Next students employed neon crayons.
Each group decided which areas to color and not to color with crayon.
The second graders worked hard to add rich color with the neon crayons.
The final step was to add liquid watercolor.
Students used related colors and worked to dry the remaining paint away with towels.
Here are some examples of their images:
Fourth grade students completed their paintings of character words.
After adding finishing touches to their letter paintings, each group discussed their work.
The final step was to add a coat of gloss to their canvas.
Students really enjoyed working cooperatively on this project.
Each class viewed their work at the end of the project.
Everyone participated in a review of their work and the creative process.
Students were proud of the fact their work will be on view in the building for all to see.
Everyone engaged in the learning process for this project.
Maybe you can stop by and see the students’ work once it is hung in the building over the summer break.
Sixth grade students created paper flowers for Mother’s Day this year.
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.
By the end of this studio class everyone was really focused and enjoyed the project.
This flower building required the students to follow directions and use their hands to fold and mold a medium-size flower.
This project required the students to focus their efforts as they used their motor skills with this basic paper craft project.
Students were happy with their efforts at the end of art class.
Many colorful flowers were created for Mother’s Day!
Most of the elementary art students participated in creating some type card for Mother’s Day this year.
Kindergarten students used colored pencils to create line pattern with their Mother’s Day card.
First graders used scissors and crayons to create a pop-out card for their moms.
Second grade students created a cut out Mom card.
Third grade students created an M-shaped card for Mother’s Day.
Everyone concentrated on creating the perfect card for Mom!
All of the students incorporated learned skills and some new ones to create a card filled with design elements.
I’m sure every mom was thrilled with their uniquely created card for Mother’s Day!
Kindergarten and first grade students completed their study of color by creating watercolor flowers.
The first step was to add color and line to their flower shapes with crayon.
Some students used line to outline their shape.
Others filled in their flowers with lines and shapes.
Everyone enjoyed the process of adding color and design to their flowers.
Next everyone added watercolor paint.
Students learned to add water and allow the water and paint to mix.
Some students outlined their flower with a pattern.
Everyone had a unique idea on how to incorporate the watercolor into their flower.
Everyone enjoyed exploring this new medium.
Here are some examples of their work in progress.