We were covering the objectives, we can identify works of art from Africa and we can apply an additive printmaking process. We began by looking at African Masks and discussing their similarities and differences. We then created a collagraph printing plate of an African mask using thin cardboard from cereal boxes. We printed the plate four times on four different African colored papers with white printing ink. We finished by preparing our prints for display by cutting each out and mounting them onto small black or white paper and then gluing each onto a large black or white paper.
The following learning objectives for this project is: We can identify and create an original seascape.
Students used old out of print book pages to color with watercolor paint for the water and sky. The pages are then torn in strips to create wavy water and sky.
White and brown paper was used to draw and cut out at least three ships in three different sizes to glue onto the water to show space by placing the larger boat up front and a smaller boat nearer to the horizon line.
We had a number of learning objectives for this work. We will explore personal interests while creating a self-expression of our likes & dislikes, we will explore how artists can tell a story through their artwork and finally, we will begin to understand the difference between abstract & realistic portraits.
We began by listing five things we like and five things we don't like. We then discussed what is a silhouette and profile; and then used a tag board pattern to cut one out and glue onto our paper. Finally each child added their likes and dislikes to their work making sure to clearly show which they liked and which they didn't like.
With this work we were focusing on the learning objectives: We will understand artist use color to create emotion, We will understand how artists express emotions in art through color by comparing images and we will be able to create using materials/media and tools with control to explore color and color mixing.
We began by reading the book The Way I feel by Janan Cain. In the book a variety of different emotions are discussed with artwork using different colors for each feeling. We also looked at the Pixar trailer of the movie Inside Out and how each emotion was represented in a different color.
We reviewed how our face changes with each emotion and then used colored paper to create a face showing an emotion the student had recently felt.
With this project we worked on the learning objectives: We can identify and use geometric shapes and we can identify and create a low paper relief.
We began by looking at a variety of different mosaics and how the are created by using small ceramic pieces that are then grouted to "glue" the pieces together to make a larger piece of art. We also looked at the mosaic Aztec masks as inspiration.
First we cut a large curved line out of a black piece of paper. We used white paper to cut out eyes and teeth. Marker was used to add the black dots in the eyes. Then each student chose one color for eyebrows and one color for the mosaic face to finish the piece.
We were working on the learning objectives: We will be able to identify the subject matter of artwork and We will know that one purpose of artwork is to tell a story.
We began by viewing the picture book "Tuesday" by David Wiesnar. The story ends with the start of the following Tuesday night. I asked students to draw what they thought happens next in the story. We had some really great ideas.
Each student began by sketching their idea in their sketchbook. Then we experimented using two colors of watercolor paint and salt. We covered our entire paper with a watercolor wash of two colors and then sprinkled salt to create an interesting texture. We then practiced using scissors and they chose from a variety of different ways to add the ground/grass to their painted paper. Finally they redrew their ideas from their sketchbook onto the painted paper with pencil, traced drawing with black marker and used construction paper crayons to add color.
We are focusing on the learning objects; We will identify subject matter and important details in artwork and We will know one purpose of artwork can be to tell a story.
We read the book Freight Train by Donald Crews and discussed the different parts of the train and places the freight train went in the story. Students were given the choice to draw or to use cut paper to create their trains. After they completed their trains I asked them to place their train in one part of the story. Some chose to show the very beginning of the story with no background while others chose to show the tunnel, trestle, moving fast or the city the train went by.
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
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.
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.
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