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Hearts for learning

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Kindergarten students explored the heart shape as they learned how to create a heart shaped stencil.

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Students developed their cutting skills in this project as they folded and cut out a heart shape.

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Cutting is a difficult skill to master, and everyone builds their skills with this project.

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The next step is to use the stencil to create heart shapes.

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This step requires focus and the use of two hands in the drawing and tracing process.

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Finally students have the opportunity to create many colors and textures on their hearts.

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All of the students love the opportunity to express themselves with many new types of art materials.

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Here are some examples of their heart designs:

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Letter design

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Fourth grade students have recently completed a letter design project.

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Fourth grade students are exploring texture and design with letter shapes.

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As they began this project they used various types of texture to fill a space in the letter H.

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Next the students picked a color from the color wheel to fill in their letter adding analogous color to fill in the shape.

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The next step in the project was to pick a complementary color for the background based on the color used for the letter H.

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The final step was to add texture to the background of the project and insert analogous colors in the texture.

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This project stretched and challenged the fourth graders as it prepared them for our upcoming painting project with letters.

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Here are some examples of their work:

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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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Textured hearts

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Kindergarten, first and fourth grade students explored the concept of texture with a heart design.

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Each group of students approached the design problem in a different manner.

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Kindergarten students were introduced to the concept of texture and what exactly it is.

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First grade students reinforced their ideas of what texture is and how to create it.

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Fourth grade students created their own types of texture and used mixed media to create various types of texture.

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Visual texture is the illusion of having physical texture. Every material and every support surface has its own visual texture and needs to be taken into consideration before creating a composition. Texture in these media are generally created by the repetition of shape and line.

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Finally students added a wash of watercolor to their textured heart designs.

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Everyone loves the painting process, and liquid watercolor is a great medium for intense color.

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This project required a lot of focus and concentration, yet every grade enjoyed this exercise in color, design and texture.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Shoe design

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Third grade students have been working on designing shoes.

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Students have been learning about using texture as an element of design.

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Everyone has been excited about creating and designing their own shoes.

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Students have focused their attention to design, color and texture as they incorporate these elements into their project.

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Third graders really enjoy incorporating many tools together in their shoe design.

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This project has sparked students’ imaginations as they wanted to create many different designs.

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Here are some examples of the students’ shoe designs.

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Painted paper

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Fourth grade students had fun creating painted paper.

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Students began by adding color with crayon on their large paper, working as a group.

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Everyone enjoyed the kinetic feel of scribbling with crayon to cover a large area.

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Students next added paint using paint scrapers.

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Students explored variations of green by adding blue, yellow, white and black tempera to the green on their paper.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing paint and creating texture with the paint scrapers.

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The painted paper that the students created will become the medium used for a future project.