First Grade finished their Primary & Secondary Colored Fish today. We colored the last three fish by mixing two primary colors to get a secondary color. The kids thought it was "cool" that you can mix crayons and not just paint. After all the fish were colored we then painted the background with blue watercolor. They did a great job!
Today second grade finished their "Bad Day" Portraits. They turned out great. The kids were so excited when they came in and remembered the project they were working on. They couldn't wait to finish them. We used a drop of watercolor paint, a straw and our breath to create the hair. We put a drop of wet watercolor at the top of the head and then blew through the straw, while wiggling it to move the paint across the top of their paper. They had a blast and the finished Art looks great! I love this new project.
Today first grade started a crayon resist. We started with two different sized ovals and traced each three times. Then we turned each oval into a fish by adding heads, fins and tails. We traced our drawing with black permanent marker and colored three of our six fish in each of the primary colors. Next time we will mix the primaries to make the three secondaries and paint watercolor for the background. I can't wait to see how they turn out. Thanks to Trica Mucklow from Churchill Elementary, Oswego, IL for sharing this lesson on Artsonia.com.
Second grade started a very fun new project today called "Bad Day Portrait". We talked briefly about facial proportion (where the eyes, nose and mouth go on a face) and how our facial features show emotion. "What do your eyes and eyebrows do when you're mad? What does your mouth do when you're mad." ect. We talked about the shape of our features and how we can change them with how we are feeling. We also discussed that no one really smiles when they are having a bad day, so you won't see any smiling portraits. We drew our portraits with pencil, outlined with sharpie and then painted them in warm or cool colors with watercolor. We had a great time adding "splashes" of color all over our drawings. This is just the first day but wait to see how we create the hair! You are going to love them. I would like to thank Mary Jones from Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama for sharing this lesson on Artsonia.com.
Check out my YouTube I've been teaching elementary Art for 18 years the last eight at Becky-David in the Francis Howell School District. Teaching Art is a great job and I absolutely love it! My job is made easier by all the wonderful Art teachers out there who share their ideas and "secrets" with me personally and through the internet. Thank you! Check out & subscribe to my Youtube channel of instructional videos & book read alouds by pressing the button at the top right.
Number of Visitors
Thank you for checking out my classroom website. Below is my classroom blog, where I include pictures of student work and instructional videos. Above I have links to our student Artsonia gallery, Youtube channel and my Prezis. If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll respond as quickly as possible.