Tag Archives: cooperative learning

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 the  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.

3D Bugs

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Sixth grade students recently completed their bug project.

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Everyone was busy adding finishing touches to their 3D bugs made from cylinders.

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Most of the students tried many innovative methods in the building of their projects.

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Many students inspired each other with their building ideas.

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Students became very thoughtful towards the completion of this project on the look of their bugs.

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Although slow to engage with the project, the students finally found their vision for creating 3D bugs.

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Here are some examples of their bugs:

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Lettering

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Fourth grade students have been working on a lettering project.

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Each forth grade class has been working on a character word that will be displayed in the school.

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Each class has six groups, and each group is responsible for one of the letters in the word.

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Everyone has been busy working on the background and the subject, which is the letter.

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Students have been using and learning about complementary colors as they explore masking out the letter they paint.

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The project is teaching the students to work cooperatively.

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Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work before we begin to add texture to the background of their work.

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Collaborative painting

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Fourth grade students began their painting project after Christmas break.

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Each group chose a character word that will decorate our new school.

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After tracing their letter, each group began painting the background with the color of their choosing.

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This required each group to work cooperatively on the project.

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The students really enjoy working with paint and learning new methods in art.

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The next step was to mask out their letter with tape and paint it in with a complementary color.

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It’s been great to watch the students learn to work together  in the  painting process. In the next step students will add texture to the backgrounds of their paintings.

 

Christmas portraits

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Fifth grade students were busy before Christmas break creating Christmas portraits for presents.

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Students worked in teams of two to create a portrait of each other for their project.

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Everyone learned to work together and use available space and light to create nice studio space for portraits.

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Fifth graders also learned the importance of a solid background for a portrait.

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Everyone enjoyed learning to use the new technology of digital photography and creating a gift for others.

Portraits

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Fifth grade students have been learning how to create a photographic portrait in their digital photography unit of study.

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After turning our art room into a make-shift studio, students learned how to use a tripod and it’s importance to creating a portrait.

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Everyone has enjoyed learning about digital photography.

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Students have learned how difficult it is to create a good portrait.

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Students have enjoyed working with partners as they learn new technology and principals of digital photography.