Kindergarten students explored the heart shape as they learned how to create a heart shaped stencil.
Students developed their cutting skills in this project as they folded and cut out a heart shape.
Cutting is a difficult skill to master, and everyone builds their skills with this project.
The next step is to use the stencil to create heart shapes.
This step requires focus and the use of two hands in the drawing and tracing process.
Finally students have the opportunity to create many colors and textures on their hearts.
All of the students love the opportunity to express themselves with many new types of art materials.
Here are some examples of their heart designs:
Fourth grade students have recently completed a letter design project.
Fourth grade students are exploring texture and design with letter shapes.
As they began this project they used various types of texture to fill a space in the letter H.
Next the students picked a color from the color wheel to fill in their letter adding analogous color to fill in the shape.
The next step in the project was to pick a complementary color for the background based on the color used for the letter H.
The final step was to add texture to the background of the project and insert analogous colors in the texture.
This project stretched and challenged the fourth graders as it prepared them for our upcoming painting project with letters.
Here are some examples of their work:
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Kindergarten students recently explored using their hands as a shape to create art.
Students began by tracing their hands and creating a repeating pattern with their hand shapes.
Everyone repeated this step several times to fill their paper with hand shapes.
The next step was to outline their hands with their favorite crayon colors.
Finally students added various colors, shapes, lines and textures to their repeated overlapping hand designs.
This was a fun project that required focus and attention to details as students completed several tasks in this art-making process.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Kindergarten, first and fourth grade students explored the concept of texture with a heart design.
Each group of students approached the design problem in a different manner.
Kindergarten students were introduced to the concept of texture and what exactly it is.
First grade students reinforced their ideas of what texture is and how to create it.
Fourth grade students created their own types of texture and used mixed media to create various types of texture.
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.
Finally students added a wash of watercolor to their textured heart designs.
Everyone loves the painting process, and liquid watercolor is a great medium for intense color.
This project required a lot of focus and concentration, yet every grade enjoyed this exercise in color, design and texture.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.
Third grade students have been working on designing shoes.
Students have been learning about using texture as an element of design.
Everyone has been excited about creating and designing their own shoes.
Students have focused their attention to design, color and texture as they incorporate these elements into their project.
Third graders really enjoy incorporating many tools together in their shoe design.
This project has sparked students’ imaginations as they wanted to create many different designs.
Here are some examples of the students’ shoe designs.
Fourth grade students had fun creating painted paper.
Students began by adding color with crayon on their large paper, working as a group.
Everyone enjoyed the kinetic feel of scribbling with crayon to cover a large area.
Students next added paint using paint scrapers.
Students explored variations of green by adding blue, yellow, white and black tempera to the green on their paper.
Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing paint and creating texture with the paint scrapers.
The painted paper that the students created will become the medium used for a future project.