Kindergarten students explored using warm colors to paint leaves this autumn.
Using yellow, orange and red, students employed a cotton swab to begin making dots of color.
Students focused on eye and hand coordination as they worked to fill their leaf shape with dots of color.
Everyone enjoyed the painting process.
Painting engages the whole student in the learning process as they learn to mix and place colors together for a new effect.
The kindergarten students really enjoy painting and were very proud of their work!
Here is an example of their work!
In the process of learning to create contour and continuous lines, third grade students worked with yarn recently.
Using yarn like a pencil, students drew around many shapes in the art room.
This session required the students to focus and concentrate as they used their hands and eyes to create a shape.
The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The line stays uninterrupted during the entire length of the drawing.
As an exercise, continuous line drawing forces the students to closely observe the perceived lines of the subject.
This art exercise really challenged the third grade students as they built their motor and visual skills through this process.
Kindergarten students recently learned to create a leaf collage.
Students cut out leaf shapes with scissors.
This required much concentration as everyone had to focus on the shape of the leaf.
Everyone enjoyed developing scissor skills.
The final step was to add a small amount of glue to their leaves as they created the collage.
Here are some examples of their work.
First grade students have been using basic shapes to create monsters.
The first step was to cut out the shape monster body.
Everyone had to concentrate as they cut out their shapes.
The next step was to glue down the body.
Students learned to control the flow of glue to small drops.
The final step was to add details to their monster such as eyes, nose and mouth.
Everyone enjoyed creating their shape monsters.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.
First grade students continued with their figure drawing unit as they drew with markers recently.
First graders continued to built their drawing skills.
Everyone enjoyed using the marker as the new drawing medium this art session.
This project required dedication from the students as they worked to build their skills.
It was fun to watch the students’ drawing develop over each drawing session.
First graders enjoyed the drawing process even though it required hard work and focus.
Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work:
Kindergarten students recently explored painting lines with ink.
Students explored creating various types of lines with a brush.
This required everyone to focus on brush control as they learned to repeat several types of lines in a pattern.
Kindergarten students enjoyed the first part of this project as they developed brush control skills with these various types of lines in ink.
Learning to use clay is always a fun and enjoyable project for the kindergarten and first grade students.
This is a great project to build students’ motor control as they learn to use their hands as an artistic tool.
Students learn many new techniques as well as build upon skills they will use all year in art class.
Students learned how to divide their clay into even parts as they created coils for building other clay objects.
Learning to create a sphere is also a difficult task since it requires the students to use their hands in new ways they may not be accustomed to doing.
Students also explored braiding their clay coils together.
These new skills will be revisited during the school year for students to increase their skill, knowledge and technique in this media of clay.
It is also a fun project that everyone loves at the beginning of the year!