November 13, 2010

Perspective Cities

The 5th Grade students learned about drawing in Perspective to show depth and dimension. After practicing the technical drawing skills, students were encouraged to create their own city. Students were asked to draw at least 3 things in perspective (buildings, road, etc.). Afterwards, they traced their lines with Sharpies and used a variety of watercolor techniques to add color. Students then used colored pencils to enhance areas of their artwork and really make them stand out. I'm impressed with all of the different ideas the students came up with!


The 2nd Graders created these wonderful Scarecrow artworks just in time for the harvest season! Students learned about “Landscapes” and created their own using a farm as inspiration. In this mixed-media approach, students had an opportunity to use oil pastels, watercolors, construction paper, buttons, fabric and raffia to create their Scarecrow artworks!

Autumn Leaves

The 3rd Grade students learned about the life and work of American Artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. She was known for her paintings of nature, specifically large details of flowers. Students put a spin on that by using the changing leaves as the inspiration. Each student chose their leaf and drew it using a bottle of glue on black paper. Once the glue was dry they used chalk pastels to blend warm and cool colors into their artwork.

Geometric Robots

The 1st Graders created their very own Robot using Geometric Shapes and Secondary Colors. Students are learning about the Elements of Art and how we can use them to create artworks that express ideas. Each student came up with a different idea and “constructed” their Robot very carefully. They were cracking me up showing me all of the different things their Robots could do!