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.
Second grade students created neon flowers in the manner of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Students were divided into groups and, after viewing work by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, began drawing large flowers.
Every group worked cooperatively.
After drawing their flowers, students moved to marker to enhance their pencil work.
The students worked very well together to complete this stage of their images.
Next students employed neon crayons.
Each group decided which areas to color and not to color with crayon.
The second graders worked hard to add rich color with the neon crayons.
The final step was to add liquid watercolor.
Students used related colors and worked to dry the remaining paint away with towels.
Here are some examples of their images:
Most of the elementary art students participated in creating some type card for Mother’s Day this year.
Kindergarten students used colored pencils to create line pattern with their Mother’s Day card.
First graders used scissors and crayons to create a pop-out card for their moms.
Second grade students created a cut out Mom card.
Third grade students created an M-shaped card for Mother’s Day.
Everyone concentrated on creating the perfect card for Mom!
All of the students incorporated learned skills and some new ones to create a card filled with design elements.
I’m sure every mom was thrilled with their uniquely created card for Mother’s Day!
Second grade students recently completed their study of winter landscapes.
The first step of the project was mixing watercolor paint for the winter sky.
Students had three colors to choose from as they blended them together to create their sunset sky.
The next step was to add trees using ink.
This process required the students to control the brush in a new way as they allowed the lines to be formed from their loose brush strokes.
Everyone was part of the process as they learned from each other’s creative process.
The next step was to add shadow to the landscape with blue watercolor.
This required everyone to look at the whole image beyond the process of adding shadow to the trees.
The final step in the project was to add snow to sky.
Students employed cotton swabs and white tempera paint to add this finishing touch to their landscapes.
Here are some examples of the students work.
First and second grade students have been learning about the artist Claude Monet during the second nine weeks of school.
Students were introduced to the artist Claude Monet by viewing his paintings and learning about him through the story “The Magical Garden of Claude Monet” by Laurence Anholt.
A young girl discovers a beautiful garden and befriends the man she believes is the gardener. In fact, he is the garden’s owner, the immortal artist Claude Monet.
The students really enjoyed viewing Monet’s paintings 0f his garden at Giverny and learning about his life.
Everyone loved the magical quality of Monet’s paintings and how the light guided him in his paintings through the years.
First and second grade students have been learning about the artist Vincent van Gogh during the first quarter of the school year.
Everyone enjoyed listening to the story of Camille and the Sunflowers which is a story that illustrates the life of van Gogh for children by the author Laurence Anholt.
Camille is a small boy who meets the artist Vincent van Gogh and brings him some sunflowers to decorate his home.
Students are introduced to the artist and to many of his famous paintings like the sunflowers and van Gogh’s landscapes of the French countryside.
Everyone enjoyed learning about the Starry Night and all of the wonderful images Vincent created thanks to the story of Camille and the Sunflowers.
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!