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Kindergarten stamp printing: Architecture
a great intro to architecture and housing Kindergarteners learned about different kinds of architecture, and who an architect is in the community. We used stamp printing techniques to create the geometric shapes that make up a building. Legos, marker tops, cardboard scraps, sponge shapes and cardboard tubes were dipped in white paint and stamped on blue paper, creating "blueprints." Although this project is a little messy, the results are so worth it! stamping lines with cardboard adding…
Dot Day Sculptures
Thanks to the alignment of our calendar and curriculum map this year, we're celebrating DOT DAY at the end of our "Colors All Around" unit. We've learned about primary colors, secondary colors and shades, and have been identifying shapes and types of lines. Searching for a dimensional art project that would be a great summary to the unit AND a link to Peter H. Reynold's beloved book, I stumbled across this video from Cassie Stephens, a wonderful art teacher: ... and EUREKA! Give the pieces…
Geometric Robots Art Lesson
Geometric Robots Elements of Design: Color, Shape Art Lesson completed by students with Autism and special needs A focus on gross and fine motor skills Students had such a great time creating their very own robots, even giving them names afterwards!
🎨lauralee chambers on Instagram: “A few more 5th grade swirls inspired by @bicocacolors thank you for your love of pattern and color Elena! #liquidwatercolor #spiralart…”
🎨lauralee chambers (@2art.chambers) added a photo to their Instagram account: “A few more 5th grade swirls inspired by @bicocacolors thank you for your love of pattern and color…”
FOURTH GRADE SELF PORTRAITS AND TYPOGRAPHY
We have a student teacher in the art room this fall. Marissa Siegel is joining us from the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!). It has been great to have an extra adult in the room this fall. Recently Mrs. Siegel has been working with the fourth graders on a typography unit. Classes looked at typography and how it can be used in art. Students then used a photograph and along with a little help from the light box their pictures were changed to a simple line drawing. Text was added from magazines…
2nd Grade Da Vinci Invented Robots
2nd graders studied the life and art of Leonardo Da Vinci! They learned that he was practically a genius in all the amazing inventions that he had and art that he created. We studio The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. In addition to being an amazing realistic painter, he drew in his sketchbook the first helicopter, tank and even a robot well before these were even created! After studying the robot invention, 2nd graders created their own robots and used random gadgets to do some printmaking…
If the Dinosaurs Came Back for Kindergarten - K - 6 ArtK
Kindergarteners read 'If the Dinosaurs Came Back', then create dinosaur collages. 100% successful lesson!
Tasks to set your Art Students if your School Closes
Tasks to Set Art Students if your School Closes is a list of tasks that only use minimal materials or resources that already exist on the internet.
14 At HOME Art Lessons
This set of 14 art lessons are perfect for your home learning packet that can be used for school closures such as snow days and calamity days. In this take home art packet, you'll get easy lessons that students can read and follow along. Each instruction page is condensed to one page for simplicity and each lesson h
Kindergarten Line Painting Monsters
This week, kindergarten continued their exploration of line, and started these fun line paintings! We used a new medium, to them, oil pastels and tempera cakes. 😄 Here's how we did it! Materials: Sax 90lb paper Crayola Oil Pastels Jack Richeson Semi-Moist tempera cakes First, we reviewed the different types of lines. Then, I showed them how to draw the lines from side to side of their (vertical) paper. I also talked about how you need to make the lines dark with the oil pastels, or they…