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.
Second grade students are learning about landscapes this year.
Our first landscape project of the year was creating a pumpkin patch landscape this autumn.
After drawing their landscape students added marker to outline portions of their image.
The next step was to erase unwanted pencil lines.
Students then added crayon to specific portions of their image to add emphasis to their landscapes.
Adding a watercolor wash was the next step in creating their mixed media landscape.
Students added a wash of orange to the lower half of their images to cover the pumpkin patch.
The final step was to add a wash of blue over their sky.
A lot of focus was required to create their mixed media landscapes.
The students did a wonderful job with their pumpkin patch images.
Here are some examples of their work:
First grade students completed a unit on drawing the human figure this spring.
Everyone created many drawings with pencil.
Next ink was added to their portraits.
The final step was to add a wash of color to their drawings.
Students used either warm colors for their watercolor wash or cool colors.
Everyone enjoyed being part of the creative process.
Although this was a challenging project for students, they really pushed themselves and grew through the process.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Second grade students recently completed their mixed media winter landscapes.
Students began with watercolor painting their sky.
The next step was cutting out trees for the background, middleground and foreground.
This step required much focus and concentration.
Everyone had two images to complete as they added a variety of trees to both of their images.
The final step was to sponge white tempera paint on their image and over their trees.
Everyone enjoyed this step the most.
Students enjoyed deciding how much snow to use and where to place it on their images.
This was a fun project that incorporated many mediums and reinforced the concepts of landscape art to the second graders.
Here is an example of the students’ work.
Fourth grade students have begun a painting project based on Robert Indiana’s Love images.
Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark (born September 13, 1928), is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His “LOVE” print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art‘s Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for the widely-distributed 1973 United States Postal Service “LOVE” stamp. His media include paper (silk screen) and Cor-ten steel sculpture.
Students were divided into groups to work cooperatively on this project.
Every group explored new painting techniques for the background of their image.
The groups enjoyed using the liquid watercolor.
Every group mixed their warm colors in a unique manner to create a variety of effects. It will be interesting to see how each group creates their version of Love by Robert Indiana.
Sixth grade students completed their assemblage projects by adding some color.
Everyone had many choices of color to add to their projects.
Part of the art process is making many decisions.
Everyone also had to decide how much color to add.
With all of the decision-making, students learned that their art has many possibilities and many possible outcomes.
Everyone enjoyed adding color and exploring where to place the color in their projects.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Second grade students have been busy this fall learning about and creating autumn landscapes.
The first step of the project was to create a background with watercolor paint.
Students learned to blend together related colors to create a wonderful warm background sky.
Next second graders used ink to create their trees.
Each student created two paintings. Everyone added a horizon line and a grouping of trees to their paintings.
This was a great lesson to learn to use line and control the brush.
Students did a great job learning to use new materials to create a wonderful landscape.
The final step was using the sponge.
Second graders had several colors to use to sponge paint their trees and foreground.
Everyone enjoyed the hands-on process of painting with a sponge.
Everyone learned that it took very little paint and pressure to create a wonderful sponge application of leaves and grass to their autumn landscapes.
Here are some examples of the students’ mixed media landscapes.