Third grade students are learning to draw using continuous and contour lines.
This method is teaching students to focus on what they are drawing.
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.
This is a difficult skill to learn, but the students are doing a great job.
Everyone is pushing themselves to learn new ways of seeing that will develop their drawing skills.
First grade students continued with their figure drawing unit as they drew with markers recently.
First graders continued to built their drawing skills.
Everyone enjoyed using the marker as the new drawing medium this art session.
This project required dedication from the students as they worked to build their skills.
It was fun to watch the students’ drawing develop over each drawing session.
First graders enjoyed the drawing process even though it required hard work and focus.
Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work:
Second grade students have been learning to draw evergreen trees.
Students have been focusing on drawing trees in a winter landscape.
Everyone has been enjoying the process of learning how to create new types of trees.
This has required focus and attention to details as everyone uses basic shapes in creating their trees.
The students have really done an outstanding job of learning this aspect of creating trees to add to their winter landscape.
Students have pushed themselves to learn, understand and develop these new drawing skills to add to the landscapes they are developing.
Kindergarten students have recently explored the star shape.
Students were given star shapes of various sizes to cut out.
This required a lot of concentration from the students to focus on the shape and cutting around the line of the shape.
Students build their motor skills that are used in every skill in their schooling.
The next step was to glue and arrange their stars on a field of black construction paper.
Everyone had to learn control in using the glue bottle, focusing on small drops of glue.
Students learned many skills with this project and were introduced to the Starry Night painting by Vincent van Gogh.
This was a great project to introduce kindergarteners to many new art concepts and skills.
Here are a few examples of their projects.
Kindergarten students listened to the story of Katie’s Picture Show by James Mayhew.
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!
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.
Kindergarten students then drew their favorite images from the story.
Everyone enjoyed creating their own images of Katie’s Picture Show.
This was a great project for students to engage their listening and drawing skills together as they reinterpreted the story.
Here are some examples of their illustrations.
Learning to use clay is always a fun and enjoyable project for the kindergarten and first grade students.
This is a great project to build students’ motor control as they learn to use their hands as an artistic tool.
Students learn many new techniques as well as build upon skills they will use all year in art class.
Students learned how to divide their clay into even parts as they created coils for building other clay objects.
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.
Students also explored braiding their clay coils together.
These new skills will be revisited during the school year for students to increase their skill, knowledge and technique in this media of clay.
It is also a fun project that everyone loves at the beginning of the year!