The first week of art went smoothly. The students were very excited to be in Art class. It was great to finally meet the students. Here are the art lessons each of the grade levels started.
The kindergartners, Mrs. Torres’ class, and Mrs. Gersten’s class started their color wheel monster. They painted the primary colors on a color wheel. Next week they will mix the primary colors to create secondary colors.
First graders and Mrs. Simmon’s class started their color wheel flower by drawing a flower with 6 large petals. Next week they will paint the primary colors and will begin blending colors to create secondary colors.
2nd grade also created a color wheel flower but used the technique of crayon rubbing. They experimented with different items with various textures (sand paper, stencils, coins, leaves, ribbons, stickers, etc.)
The 4th graders had a substitute and the 3rd grade rotations were interrupted with the Great California Shake out, so the planned art lessons will start next week. Instead they created a fun name project involving the Art Element of lines. They got really creative with this project. Next week they will be painting primary and secondary colors on a color wheel. Their project is to create a color wheel eye.
The 5th and 6th graders did an awesome job creating color gradients by blending colors to create new colors. Next week they will practice the skill of shading (taking a base color and slowly adding black) and tinting (taking a base color and slowly adding white). They will start their monochromatic tree project.
The art projects will typically take 2-4 weeks to complete. Thank you to the families who donated paper plates and baby wipes. We are still in need of these 2 items.