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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.

 

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Lettering

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One of our beginning projects each year is lettering.

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Lettering is a basic drawing skill that builds the skills of each student.

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Students explored block and bubble styles of lettering.

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Lettering is the act or process of inscribing with or making letters.  It is a basic way of learning to communicate visually and an important skill for students to develop.

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Students will use their skills in our upcoming fire safety poster contest this year.

 

Hopping into drawing

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First grade students enjoyed creating rabbits this spring.

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Everyone began with pencil and paper and several basic shapes.

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Drawing shapes and lines required the students to focus on the creative process.

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After creating the rabbits, the next step was to add color.

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Next the first graders outlined their rabbits with markers.

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The final step was to add lines of color to the background with neon crayons.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work in progress:

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Handy

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Kindergarten students recently explored using their hands as a shape to create art.

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Students began by tracing their hands and creating a repeating pattern with their hand shapes.

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Everyone repeated this step several times to fill their paper with hand shapes.

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The next step was to outline their hands with their favorite crayon colors.

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Finally students added various colors, shapes, lines and textures to their repeated overlapping hand designs.

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This was a fun project that required focus and attention to details as students completed several tasks in this art-making process.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Trees

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Second grade students have been learning to draw evergreen trees.

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Students have been focusing on drawing trees in a winter landscape.

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Everyone has been enjoying the process of learning how to create new types of trees.

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This has required focus and attention to details as everyone uses basic shapes in creating their trees.

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The students have really done an outstanding job of learning this aspect of creating trees to add to their winter landscape.

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Students have pushed themselves to learn, understand and develop these new drawing skills to add to the landscapes they are developing.

Contour line drawing

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Third graders were introduced to contour line drawing recently.

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Students were introduced to the idea of drawing the whole shape of what they are seeing by drawing the outline of the shape.

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Students first traced the shape of the scissors and the glue bottles to see what it looked like to create a drawing through tracing.

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Next students focused on looking at the shape and drawing the outline of the simple objects they viewed.

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Students did a great job of learning to see what they were drawing instead of drawing what they think they see.

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The third graders completed many drawings of the scissors and glue.

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It was wonderful to observe their skills improve and their drawings mature.

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It was great to watch the students immerse themselves in the drawing process.

Fire Safety Poster Contest

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Third, fourth and fifth graders participated in the annual fire safety poster contest.

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Students explored lettering and basic graphic design using the fire safety theme.

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This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Test yours every month!”

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Students began with pencil as they planned out their poster.

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Next they added color with colored pencil.

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Finally students added finishing touches with marker by outlining their lettering and images.

3rdgradeGrantAdams1stplace

Winning Posters

1st place-Grant Adams -Central School

3rdgradeAllisonHershiser2ndplace

2nd place-Allison Hershiser-Central School

3rdgradeKadanceKirk3rdplace

3rd place-Kadance Kirk-Central School

3rdgradeMollyReidermanHM

Honorable Mention-Molly Reiderman-St. Francis Xavier School

3rdgradeKarinaRomeroHM

Honorable Mention-Karina Romero-Central School

CarissaMetcalfeposter1stplace4th & 5th grade Winners  1st place-Carissa Metcalfe-St. Francis Xavier School

Allison Beebeposter2ndplace

2nd place-Allison Beebee-Richmond School

BrooklynRohrbachposter3rdplace

3rd place-Brooklyn Rohrbach-Richmond School

VivianBarnettposterHM

Honorable Mention-Vivian Barnett-St. Francis Xavier School

CalebHuppposterHM

Honorable Mention-Caleb Hupp-Richmond School