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Shoe drawing

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Third grade students are learning to draw using continuous and contour lines.

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This method is teaching students to focus on what they are drawing.

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The difficult part of learning this method is to not draw what you think something looks like but to look and draw the outline of the object being drawn.

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This is a difficult skill to learn, but the students are doing a great job.

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Everyone is pushing themselves to learn new ways of seeing that will develop their drawing skills.

Drawing

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First grade students continued with their figure drawing unit as they drew with markers recently.

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First graders continued to built their drawing skills.

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Everyone enjoyed using the marker as the new drawing medium this art session.

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This project required dedication from the students as they worked to build their skills.

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It was fun to watch the students’ drawing develop over each drawing session.

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First graders enjoyed the drawing process even though it required hard work and focus.

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Here are a couple of 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.

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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Katie’s Picture Show

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Kindergarten students listened to the story of Katie’s Picture Show by James Mayhew.

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Students heard about Katie’s first visit to the art gallery with Grandma where she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her!

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Katie spends the day enjoying The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Ingres, Les Parapluies by Renoir, Tropical Storm with a Tiger by Rousseau, and Dynamic Suprematism by Kaimir Malevich.

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Kindergarten students then drew their favorite images from the story.

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Everyone enjoyed creating their own images of Katie’s Picture Show.

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This was a great project for students to engage their listening and drawing skills together as they reinterpreted the story.

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Here are some examples of their illustrations.

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Exploring clay

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

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This is a great project to build students’ motor control as they learn to use their hands as an artistic tool.

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Students learn many new techniques as well as build upon skills they will use all year in art class.

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Students learned how to divide their clay into even parts as they created coils for building other clay objects.

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Learning to create a sphere is also a difficult task since it requires the students to use their hands in new ways they may not be accustomed to doing.

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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!