4th grade

4th grade, you are impressing me with your drawing skills! I am so proud of my students. They are learning to observe, draw, and see that a purple flower is not just colored with a single purple colored pencil. It takes many colors and blending to get just the right shades and value.    This drawing was done by Noah 4B.
 This one is the work of Landon 4B.

  And this is my teacher exemplar…the kids can’t have all the fun!!

More Hallway Art

My kindergarten classes did a hands on group art project to start off their classes this week, and it was a total success! I covered a table with a clear shower curtain, placed a large piece of paper on it, then let the class choose some paint colors to squeeze onto the paper. Then, we folded half of the shower curtain over the wet paint. Students used their hands to squish and smooth the paints so that the colors mixed together and spread out over the paper. The project is mess free (for them, not me…haha)! We pulled the paper out and put it somewhere to dry. When dry, the organic shape was cut out, and VOILÀ , beautiful O’Keeffe inspired flowers. I have heard many compliments on them.  

    
Also, check out the the lovely torn-paper poppy collages around the border made by the talented 2nd graders in Ms. Allen’s class!

More Flowers

Kindergarten drawing below   
1st grade work in progress below… After adding color the color diffusing paper, students draped their artwork over a cup and sprayed it with a water bottle. The water causes the colors to bleed and blur into each other creating unexpected designs and color. 

 

Drawing from Life

The 4th graders are learning about drawing from life for their latest project. Each student chose a silk flower to draw. We first looked at the flower to observe what it actually looks like, not what we think it should look like. After doing some careful observation, they began their drawings in pencil. I am so excited about the results! They were wonderful! Next week, we will add color.  

    
 

Kindergarten Art

Mrs. Templeton’s kindergarten class had a blast in art today! We looked at large O’Keeffe flower paintings, then did two giant flowers as a group using paint, a big piece of white paper, and a shower curtain. Of course I forgot to take a video of the process because my hands were too busy, but hopefully I can get one tomorrow with Mrs. Swindell’s class. I did manage to catch some kindergarten artists at work on their individual flower drawings. We drew in pencil, traced with Sharpie, and colored with Twistables. I was impressed by their drawing skills!  

    
   

Here We Go! 

A few grades this week are starting with group projects before launching into their lengthier Georgia O’Keeffe projects. The 3rd grade learned how to do a wash with watercolor paints and added salt for a small science experiment in the art room. Ask your child what happens when you add salt to wet watercolor paints!