Second graders explored our new interactive white board as they created digital landscapes.
Students are learning about the parts of a picture, and they are able to draw with their fingers on our magic drawing board.
Everyone wants to join in as they explore landscapes in our new art room with state of the art technology! Students and teacher are learning together!
Fifth grade students participated in a second critique session, this time from their winter photography session.
Students have been using the four-step process of critiquing their photography.
Students learn to: describe – tell exactly what they see; analyze – use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form; interpret – ask what the image is trying to say; and evaluate – determine how successful or important the photograph is.
The fifth graders enjoyed participating in this hands-on method of photographic critiquing.
Second grade students recently completed their mixed media winter landscapes.
Students began with watercolor painting their sky.
The next step was cutting out trees for the background, middleground and foreground.
This step required much focus and concentration.
Everyone had two images to complete as they added a variety of trees to both of their images.
The final step was to sponge white tempera paint on their image and over their trees.
Everyone enjoyed this step the most.
Students enjoyed deciding how much snow to use and where to place it on their images.
This was a fun project that incorporated many mediums and reinforced the concepts of landscape art to the second graders.
Here is an example of the students’ work.
Fifth grade students had the opportunity to venture outdoors to explore digital photography in winter.
Students worked in teams of two as they explored the winter environment through photography.
The fifth graders are learning how to use the various functions on the cameras to add many special effects to their images.
Learning to look at the environment, use the available light and compose a pleasing image are a few of the concepts students have been learning in this unit of study.
Here are a few examples of the students’ photography around Richmond School this winter.
Students explored color and black and white photography.
Second graders began their winter landscapes recently by beginning with painting the winter sky.
After adding the horizon line to their images everyone enjoyed the process of adding and mixing colors to their winter skies.
Although everyone used the same three colors, they all used different combinations of the colors to create their own unique sky.
All of the second graders did a great job learning to control their brushes while understanding how to use watercolor paint.
I look forward to seeing the next steps in their creative process of making their winter landscapes.
Kindergarten students created snowmen in a winter landscape recently.
Students began by creating a horizon line to separate the sky and the ground.
Next they created a snowy sky with crayon.
The next step was to create the snowman.
Everyone created their own unique snowman.
The next step was to cut out the snowman.
The final step was to glue down the snowman to the landscape.
Here some examples of the kindergarteners work.
Second grade students have been learning to draw evergreen trees.
Students have been focusing on drawing trees in a winter landscape.
Everyone has been enjoying the process of learning how to create new types of trees.
This has required focus and attention to details as everyone uses basic shapes in creating their trees.
The students have really done an outstanding job of learning this aspect of creating trees to add to their winter landscape.
Students have pushed themselves to learn, understand and develop these new drawing skills to add to the landscapes they are developing.