The week before Fall Break

 

Here is what we did the week before break

Kindergarten: We read an informational text about the life cycle of a sunflower and we also discussed the parts of the plant.  Then we looked at Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings.  The students then drew a practice sketch of a sunflower with a vase and a border.  They included lines and shapes on the border and on the vase.  Then they drew their picture on a foil covered tile.  The last step of this process wasto add black paint and with a small piece of cloth.  Then they took another piece of cloth and wiped off all the excess paint.

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First Grade: The students worked on a Zantangle monogram for their art portfolio cover.

Second Grade: The second graders also worked on their portfolio cover.

Third Grade: The Element of Art we focused on for our next art project was color.  The students created a monochromatic ocean with paint by adding white to create different tints.  When we return from break, the students will add animal silhouettes with black construction paper.

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Fourth Grade and Mrs. Simmons’ class: The students added the shadow to their foil sculptures.  Using a flash light and the sunlight, students traced the shadow made from the flashlight and the sun.  Then they filled in the shadow with permanent marker.

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Fifth Grade: This week the students applied their knowledge of gesture and contour drawing to start a drawing of an animal eye.  The students gridded out their paper and began their drawings using pencil.  Then they used charcoal pencils to add the outline, details, and dark areas.

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Sixth Grade: Check out these completed art pieces!

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Mr. Thomas’ class: We read an information text on Fall.  We discussed how artists use warm and cool colors to convey mood using famous art pieces from artists such as Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas. The students drew a Fall leaf with oil pastels. Then the students added warm colors to the leaf and cool colors for the background.

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