Second grade students have been learning about the art element of line.
One way students learned about line was exploring how to use a ruler.
Everyone used pencil to create some repeating line in a pattern.
After feeling comfortable with the pencil, students moved on to colored pencil with repeating lines.
Second graders also explored line with scissors.
Everyone learned there are many ways and tools to use line in creating art.
For our last project before Christmas break first grade students created a reindeer portrait.
The first step was to draw large with a pencil using basic shapes.
The next step was to trace over the drawing with a black sharpie marker.
After tracing with a maker, students erased any remaining pencil marks.
The next step was to add color to the portrait with crayons.
Everyone decided which colors would be right for their reindeer portrait.
The students were thrilled with their portraits.
The final step was to cut out their portrait and glue it to a solid background of green construction paper.
Here is an example of the reindeer portraits.
Second grade students are learning about landscapes this year.
Our first landscape project of the year was creating a pumpkin patch landscape this autumn.
After drawing their landscape students added marker to outline portions of their image.
The next step was to erase unwanted pencil lines.
Students then added crayon to specific portions of their image to add emphasis to their landscapes.
Adding a watercolor wash was the next step in creating their mixed media landscape.
Students added a wash of orange to the lower half of their images to cover the pumpkin patch.
The final step was to add a wash of blue over their sky.
A lot of focus was required to create their mixed media landscapes.
The students did a wonderful job with their pumpkin patch images.
Here are some examples of their work:
Third grade students have continued with skeleton drawing.
Students have been using a continuous line method of drawing the skeleton.
Third graders have been focusing more on the skeleton and less on their drawing as they are building their drawing skills.
This project has required the students to really focus their energy on building their visual and drawing skills.
Here are some examples of the students’ drawings:
Second grade students have begun a unit based on drawing the cat shape.
Students learned to draw the basic shapes needed to create a cat drawing.
Everyone has been using the skills they have developed this year to create these drawings.
These drawings are a practice for the next project of creating a cat collage using the same shapes they are using to draw the cats.
The second graders were very happy with their skills as they created cats and added color to their creations.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Third grade students have been using their new knowledge of contour line and continuous line drawing to create skeleton drawings.
Students have been viewing my full size skeleton named “George” and drawing him.
Everyone has been focusing on the skeleton and trying not to look at their paper as they draw.
The goal of this drawing session was for students to have their pencil move with their eyes while looking at the skeleton’s contour.
This required the third graders to focus and concentrate on their subject.
Students created wonderful drawings for their first attempt at drawing such a large model.
Students worked hard learning and applying new skills to their drawings.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.
First grade students recently began a drawing unit learning to create portraits.
Students learned about the various shapes of facial features as they began exploring the drawing process.
First graders also explored the concepts of size and proportion as they learned to draw portraits.
Everyone learned to use an eraser for a drawing tool, not just to correct mistakes.
Learning to focus on drawing shapes and put them together to create a portrait is a fun challenge for the first graders.
Students did a great job learning the basic skills of drawing portraits.
Here are some examples of the students’ portrait drawings.