The learning objectives we've been working on for this assignment are:We will describe what an image represents, we will know different types of drawing media and we can identify safe and non-toxic art materials, tools and equipment.
We began by looking at Pablo Picasso's "Child with a Dove" painting and we described what we saw and what we thought was going on in the image.
I then introduced three geometric shapes; circle, rectangle and triangle and demonstrated how they could use these shapes to draw a person. Each student then used two of these shapes to draw a picture of themselves and then added an object or their favorite animal similar to Picasso's painting.
We outlined with marker and used multicultural crayons to color in the face and hands. Each student then choose which non-toxic drawing media they wanted to use to color in their drawing. They could choose from crayons, markers or colored pencils.
Our learning objective for this project was, we can identify and use the primary colors. We began by reviewing the primary colors and then used a ruler to break up our paper into three equal parts. Tempera cakes were used to paint each of the three sections in each of the primary colors.
We then reviewed the types of lines we learned about in kindergarten art, straight, wavy, zigzag, broken etc. On the background paper we painted each of the lines reviewed.
During the last class we drew Popsicle shapes on the back of each of the primary colored pieces, cut out and glued a real Popsicle stick to the back of each. The three primary Popsicles were then glued onto the painted line paper.
I found this cute lesson idea at: http://dolvinartknight.blogspot.com/2013/10/primary-popsicles.html
With this lesson I wanted to introduce my younger grades to simple over one under one paper weaving. We began by cutting a symmetrical shape from a folded piece of paper for the fish's body. Scales were added with black crayon.
Then we folded the body in half in the opposite direction and cut slits about an inch apart to create the base of our weaving called the warp. One inch colored paper strips were then woven into the body/warp using the plain weave of over one under one. The ends of the strips were glued down and we used scrap paper to add an eye, top fin, bottom fins and a tail.
I really like this project and am so glad I found this lesson idea at: http://annaideankiertaa.blogspot.com/2014/08/kala-paperikudontatyo.html
In this self portrait drawing I introduced correct facial proportion. I demonstrated how to find the middle of the face by folding the oval (face) in half to place the eyes. Then the chin was folded up to meet the eye line to place the nose in the correct place on the face. And finally the chin was folded up to the nose line to place the mouth in the correct place. Ears, hair, neck and shoulders were added last.
A superhero mask and logo for their shirt was added before outlining in black marker. Crayons were used to color in their superhero self portraits. Finally the colored drawings were cut out and glued onto a page of newspaper to look like they were part of a news story.
I found the idea for this drawing on pintrest at: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e5/e1/de/e5e1deff49b4e6937d1d327c59351d32.jpg
I wanted to introduce correct facial proportion to m first graders here at the end of the school year to see if they could pull it off. They really did a great job. I pushed them to fold their traced oval in half to find the middle for the eye placement. The chin was folded up to the eye line to find the place for the nose and finally the chin was folded up to the nose to find the place for the mouth. After the self portrait was finished an ABAB pattern was added to the background. The drawings were outlined in black marker and colored with crayons.
This piece is a review of relief sculpture and I got the idea for this project on Pintrest. The kids really enjoyed making these and they got a lot of complements from other students and teachers as they carried them back to their classroom.
We began by tracing a circle and using black crayon to add a basket and a balloon rider in the basket below the circle. White scrap paper was used to add clouds. The balloons were created using 1/2" colored paper strips.
In this project students focused on symmetry and cutting out symmetrical shapes to create an African style paper mask. We looked at a variety of African masks and discussed the similarities found in many of them.
We used neutral colored construction paper to cut out symmetrical shapes and glued them together to create a paper mask. White and black tempera paint was used with cotton swabs and cardboard scraps to add stamped repeated pattern on the paper mask.
To create the background paper we created an additive printing plate out of a block of wood, yarn and masking tape. Each student created an interesting design with their yarn piece and then dipped their block into black paint to print a repeated pattern with their printing block.
The African mask was glued to the center of the background paper to finish the piece.
For this project our learning objective was: I can identify and use a pattern by repeating a single line, shape or color.
We began by using a variety of colors by mixing green, yellow, white, red, pink and purple. One paper we focused on using greens and the second paper we focused on using pinks. After mixing the colors one color was used to fill in the entire paper with solid color and the remaining colors were used to create a painted pattern.
When the papers were dry one was chosen to trace and cut out one or more hearts and the second paper was used as the background.
I found the idea for this painting on Artsonia from North Cow Creek School.
Our learning objective for this project was: I can produce a line: straight. curved, wavy, zigzag, and dotted using crayon, pencil or marker & I can identify and use red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.
We began by tracing a hot air balloon shape and fill in with a variety of different types of lines. Tempera paint was used to fill in between each line. Black permanent marker was used to outline the hot air balloon.
We used liquid watercolor to paint the background paper in warm or cool colors. The balloon was cut out glued onto the background paper. Brown paper and oil pastel were used to create the basket under the balloon.
I found this project idea at: paintedpaperintheartroom.blogspot.com
We began this lesson by reading the book "Bridges are to Cross". In this book there are examples of different types of bridges from all over the world. What each bridge is made of, when each was built and what they are used for.
Then each student designed their own bridge, outlined and colored it with black marker. Watercolors were used to paint the water and sky in the impressionist style. I encouraged students to use cool colors in the water and warm colors in the sky.
The read aloud video of the book, "Bridges are to Cross" and the instructional video are below.
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