Tag Archives: motor skills

Lines

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Second grade students have been learning about the art element of line.

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One way students learned about line was exploring how to use a ruler.

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Everyone used pencil to create some repeating line in a pattern.

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After feeling comfortable with the pencil, students moved on to colored pencil with repeating lines.

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Second graders also explored line with scissors.

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Everyone learned there are many ways and tools to use line in creating art.

 

 

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Building

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First grade students explored building with squares and rectangles for their first art class this new school year.

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Play is a great method for students to learn and explore while engaging their imaginations.

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Students used the brightly colored shapes to create buildings, animals, flying machines and objects that can only be found through the creative process.

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This was a great opening project to engage the students’ minds, hands and imaginations through visual art.

Beginnings

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Our first project of the 2016-2017 school year began with building.

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Kindergarten students explored building with 3D geometric shapes.

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Everyone was fully engaged as they explored building towers, castles and houses of the future.

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We also explored building bridges and skyscrapers.

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Learning through play builds skills that young artists use throughout their educational experience.  It’s great to start art off with fun!

Flowers

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Sixth grade students created paper flowers for Mother’s Day this year.

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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.

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By the end of this studio class everyone was really focused and enjoyed the project.

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This flower building required the students to follow directions and use their hands to fold and mold a medium-size flower.

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This project required the students to focus their efforts as they used their motor skills with this basic paper craft project.

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Students were happy with their efforts at the end of art class.

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Many colorful flowers were created for Mother’s Day!

Clay fun

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Kindergarten and first grade students have been exploring clay.

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Students explored oil-based clay as they created coils and ropes.

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Everyone had fun learning to use the clay as students developed motor skills and hand and eye coordination.

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Learning to use clay is always a fun and enjoyable project for the kindergarten and first grade students.

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Students also explored braiding their clay coils together.

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These new skills will be revisited during the school year for students to increase their skill, knowledge and technique in this media of clay.

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It is also a fun project that everyone loves at the beginning of the year!

Stars

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Kindergarten students have recently explored the star shape.

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Students were given star shapes of various sizes to cut out.

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This required a lot of concentration from the students to focus on the shape and cutting around the line of the shape.

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Students build their motor skills that are used in every skill in their schooling.

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The next step was to glue and arrange their stars on a field of black construction paper.

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Everyone had to learn control in using the glue bottle, focusing on small drops of glue.

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Students learned many skills with this project and were introduced to the Starry Night painting by Vincent van Gogh.

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This was a great project to introduce kindergarteners to many new art concepts and skills.

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Here are a few examples of their projects.

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Leaf collage

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Kindergarten students explored the concepts of leaves, collage and organic shapes this autumn.

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Students continued to develop their motor and cutting skills as they cut out organic leaf shapes.

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Students focused on cutting apart the shapes and following the organic lines of the leaves.

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Kindergarteners were also introduced to complementary colors as they used the colors opposite of each other on the color wheel for the leaves and background of their collage.

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This was a great project for students to be introduced to many different art concepts.

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The final step was to arrange and glue their leaves into a collage.

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The kindergarteners were excited to take home their leaf collages.