Tag Archives: drawing

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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Bare bones drawing

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Third grade students have been learning about contour and continuous line drawing.

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Students have been using “George”, our classroom skeleton, as a model.

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These drawing exercises have been forcing the students to explore a new method of drawing.

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Everyone has learned new skills in this new method of drawing.

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It’s exciting to see students’ drawing skills improve through this process.

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The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The drawing tool stays in constant contact with the surface of the paper during the entire length of the drawing process.

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It has been great fun to see the third graders’ confidence grow in their drawing abilities as the school year progresses.

 

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!

Colors of the Rainbow

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Kindergarten and first grade students explored the rainbow through the use of primary and secondary colors.

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Students used watercolor paints to explore the rainbow.

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Everyone learned about the colors of the rainbow.

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Students learned about the primary and secondary colors and how they are part of the rainbow.

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Everyone enjoyed the painting process.

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After completing the painting process, students used crayons to add details to their paintings.

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Students added clouds and the sun to their rainbow image.

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All of the students were very focused during their studio time.

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Everyone also had a great time in art!

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Here are some examples of their work:

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Shamrock shapes

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Kindergarten and first grade students have been exploring the shamrock shape.

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Students first cut out a shamrock stencil shape.

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After cutting out the stencil, students transferred the shape to green construction paper to make their own shamrock.

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After creating their own shamrocks, students created a shamrock person.

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Again students used their stencils to create their shamrock cartoon characters.

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Everyone was excited to use their imaginations as they made their shamrock people.

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Students also enjoyed using crayons and markers to complete their drawings.

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Here are some examples of the kindergarten and first grade drawings:

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Multicolored hearts

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Kindergarten and first grade students explored creating stencil designs with hearts.

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After creating a heart stencil with a positive and negative shape, students explored adding color.

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First graders focused on creating texture with their designs.

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Kindergarten students explored combining colors together for their hearts.

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Everyone loved the opportunity to explore new ways of creating heart designs.

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There are a multitude of creative ways to use stencils, and  everyone learned to make and create with them in art class.