First grade students explored building with squares and rectangles for their first art class this new school year.
Play is a great method for students to learn and explore while engaging their imaginations.
Students used the brightly colored shapes to create buildings, animals, flying machines and objects that can only be found through the creative process.
This was a great opening project to engage the students’ minds, hands and imaginations through visual art.
Our first project of the 2016-2017 school year began with building.
Kindergarten students explored building with 3D geometric shapes.
Everyone was fully engaged as they explored building towers, castles and houses of the future.
We also explored building bridges and skyscrapers.
Learning through play builds skills that young artists use throughout their educational experience. It’s great to start art off with fun!
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:
Fourth grade students completed their paintings of character words.
After adding finishing touches to their letter paintings, each group discussed their work.
The final step was to add a coat of gloss to their canvas.
Students really enjoyed working cooperatively on this project.
Each class viewed their work at the end of the project.
Everyone participated in a review of their work and the creative process.
Students were proud of the fact their work will be on view in the building for all to see.
Everyone engaged in the learning process for this project.
Maybe you can stop by and see the students’ work once it is hung in the building over the summer break.
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!
Kindergarten and first grade students completed their study of color by creating watercolor flowers.
The first step was to add color and line to their flower shapes with crayon.
Some students used line to outline their shape.
Others filled in their flowers with lines and shapes.
Everyone enjoyed the process of adding color and design to their flowers.
Next everyone added watercolor paint.
Students learned to add water and allow the water and paint to mix.
Some students outlined their flower with a pattern.
Everyone had a unique idea on how to incorporate the watercolor into their flower.
Everyone enjoyed exploring this new medium.
Here are some examples of their work in progress.
Kindergarten students explored watercolor painting as they painted an egg for Easter.
Everyone loved learning to use water paints.
Students learned to control the brush.
The focus was very intense for everyone.
It’s fun to see all of the students enjoy learning a new art skill and medium.