Friday, October 13, 2017

Second Grade Insect Completion

A few Second graders finished their insect artworks. They had to carefully cut out their  scratch art insect, glue it to the tissue paper background, glue all of that to a black background, and ues oil pastels to add a pattern in the frame. Now these works are presentation ready! Museum ready even!
We had a mini art show on the white board!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

First Grade Raggedy Ann's and Andy's

First grade drew some darling Raggedy's last week. It was an opportune time to review basic shapes as we used them to draw our figures. This week we are learning about Primary colors and painting our Raggedy's using puck temperas. Each class period I am reading aloud a Raggedy story by Johnny Gruelle. As I read, children take turns holding a giant Ann or Andy rag doll. We saw that each Raggedy has a heart with an "I love you" stitched on it.  This is one of my favorite projects, as smiling rag doll faces come to life all over my classroom!  More to come!

Kinders Paint their Poppies

There is something so satisfying about painting something 3-D. Kinders found this to be true as they painted their red Poppy clay bowls. They turned out really cute! Just like the artists who painted them!

3rd Grade Gears

This week we are ready to start painting. Gears have been drawn and sharpied!  We are using gold, silver, and metallic liquid tempera paint. Our machines are whirring to life with color!

Preschoolers Are Here!

We are so excited to have a preschool program back at Sopris! And I get to have those little ones visit art once a month! They are so cute and enthusiastic! The process is the purpose with them!
Of course they need a little help up on the tall stools still.....

Friday, October 6, 2017

Second Grade Insects

We are learning about Insects: insects are bugs that have 6 legs, 3 body parts, and an exoskeleton.
We have read several very interesting books about them. Our favorite was the "Icky Bug Counting Book." We drew our own and added lovely patterns of lines and shapes. Next we re drew this insects onto scratch art paper. This black paper reveals a rainbow of colors when scratched with a wooden stylus. WE have a few more steps yet, so come back for more!

Fifth Grade Dragon Eyes

Fifth graders are drawing and coloring dragon eyes. Not only are these cool, but we are learning so much about  art as we work on these. First students are learning how artists plan  their art. Students had to draw many dragon eyes in their sketchbooks and choose their best or favorite. They needed to use thick and thin lines as they drew. Thick lines are for emphasis. Also they must show a variety of sizes of scales. Variety gives our art interest!  Students have learned about Analogous colors on the color wheel. These are neighboring colors, like when one colors a sunset ; red to, red orange to, orange .....
Also these young artists have learned about gradation coloring. Where the colors blend into the next.

We are off to a great start!