Distance Learning Art Lessons for the week of April 13

Hello Families!

It is great to connect with you all through technology during this “Stay at Home” order.  I miss my students and I miss being able to teach art in the classroom.  But I will do the best I can to provide you with art lessons and activities to help you reach your creative outlet during this time.  Each week I will provide an art lesson, daily drawing challenges, an artist of the week, and supplemental art websites. If you would like to e-mail me to say hello or with any questions, you can reach me at Joanne.Adamos@cvesd.org.

With love and from a distance,

Mrs. Adamos

Mrs. Adamos’ YouTube Art lesson Clickhere

Materials: white paper, pencil (pen or markers are ok), and coloring materials

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My Covid-19 Daily Drawing Journal (Grades TK-6)

Create a a personal journal of this moment in time  through drawings.  You can use any paper, a lined notebook, sketchbooks, or anything to draw on to create this journal.  Directions are explained in the video

Monday 4/13: Draw a self-portrait

Tuesday 4/14: Draw your favorite breakfast item

Wednesday 4/15: Draw a picture of your computer

Thursday 4/16: Draw the people you see everyday

Friday 4/17: Draw what you are afraid of


Artist of the week: Henri Matisse 1869-1954

Henri Matisse - Paintings, Artworks & Facts - Biography     


Click here to watch the video about the life and work of Henri Matisse


Additional Resources:

art hub for kids  Art Hub for Kids

**Save empty toilet and towel paper rolls for next week’s project.

February Art Updates

We have had a wonderful art year so far.  With all of the art projects we’ve completed this year, our art supplies are dwindling down.  Click here to see the Wolf Canyon Art Wish List on Amazon. You can also click on the donations tab on the home page.

Kindergarten: Here are the completed textured hearts.

The students added foil, rubbed out the textures with a paper towel, and added black paint,

Tk: Watercolor landscape (Introduction to watercolors)

Artist study: Ted Harrision

Media and Materials:  White construction paper, black crayon, and watercolors

3rd Grade: Session 2 of Printed Cities

Media and Materials: Printing Ink, Gel Printing Plate, and a bayer

4th Grade: Polygon hearts

Math link: Polygons

Elements of art: Line, shape, and color (analogous colors)

Media and materials: oil pastels, permanent marker, rulers, and water colors


5th Grade: Session 2 Circuit Cards





January 2020 Art Updates

Kindergarten:  Textured Hearts Session 1

Element of Art: Texture

Materials and Media:  Foam sheets, heart templates, construction paper, and glue

TK and Mrs. Gersten’s class: Pizza Collage

Element of art: Shape

Music connection: I am Pizza Song

Materials and Media: red Tempera Sticks, colored construction paper, and glue

Mr. Thomas’ SDC class: Mexican Mirrors

Cultural Study: Mexican Folk Art

Math Connection:  Symmetry and shape

Element of Art: shape and line

Principles of Design:  Balance

Media and Materials: Aluminum tiles, construction paper, and Crayola Construction Paper Crayons

Mrs. Simmon’s SDC Class (Session 2): Textured snowflakes

Science Connection: snowflakes

Math Connection: Symmetry

Principles of Design:  Balance

Media and Materials: broken CD piece, scissors, construction paper, and white Elmer’s Gle


1st Grade: Painting with Straws (Session 1)

Cultural study:  Cat symbols in art from Japan, China, Egypt, Russia, and the United States

Art Process:  Blowing paint with a straw

Media and Materials; Oil pastels, black tempera paint with water, straws, and watercolor paper

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2nd Grade: STEAM lesson designing a playground, a shelter, and a new spieces of animal

3rd Grade: City Scape (Session 1)

Art Process: Printmaking

Media and Materials: Scratch Board, water colors and black ink

4th Grade: STEAM Lesson Landscape drawing inspired

Artist Study: Jenn Ariyani

Art Process: painting with Watercolor and Salt

Media and Materials: Watercolor, salt, watercolor paper, and thick &thin Sharpie

5th Grade: STEAM lesson-Light up cards

Science Connection: Make a circuit

Media and materials: copper tape, 3V Cell battery, light bulb, cardstock, permanent marker, and colored pencils.

6th Grade: African Animals on Carboard

Cultural Study: African Rock Art

Media and Materials: Cardboard, Oil pastels, white Elmer’s Glue, cardstock, adn chalk pastels

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Hello 3rd Quarter

Welcome back students and families!  Here is a look at the first week of the 3rd quarter.

4th grade, 5th grade, 3rd grade and SDC classes meet for Art this week.

3rd Grade: Engineering lesson using Kidspark (Gravity and Force)

The 3rd Grade students made helicopters using the Kidspark templates.  Then they designed and created their own helicopters.  They had to decide on the purpose of the helicopter (i.e. rescue helicopter, military, fire support, etc.).

Mr. Thomas’ class, Mrs. Simmons’ class,  and 4th grade: Mosiac Snowflakes (STEAM lesson)

Principles of Design: Balance

Elements of Art: Texture and shape

Science connection: How Snowflakes are formed?

Media and Materials: Broken CD Pieces, blue construction paper, white paper, and white glue.

5th Grade: Session 2 One point perspective 3D shape art

Mrs. Gersten’s class: Polar Bear Art (STEAM Lesson)

Element of art: shape

Science connection: Polar bear adaptations


December Art Updates

Holiday Greeting Card Contest Winner!

Congratulations to  Leanne Balangan who won the Holiday Greeting Contest for Wolf Canyon Elementary.  Leanne also won 2nd place at the District level.  Her artwork was presented at the District Board Meeting on December 18th.

Card contest

Tk and SDC TK-2

  1. Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Collage

Artist Study: Vincent Van Gogh

Element of Art: Color (mood)

Media and Materials:  Yellow fabric, Crayola Slick sticks, black construction paper, and glue

2. Landscape Drawing

Element of art: Space (foreground, middle ground, and background), line, and shape

Media and Materials: Crayons, glue, and construction paper

Kindergarten:  My City

Artist Study: Leonid Afromov

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Elements of art: Line, color

Media and Materials:  Tempera Paint, Flat paint brush, construction paper

First Grade:

  1.  Flower drawing with Chalk and Black Glue

Artist Study: Vincent Van Gogh

Elements of art: Texture and Color (mood)

Media and Materials: Chalk Pastels, Construction paper, glue with black tempera paint


2. Abstract Self-Portrait

Artist Study: Pablo Picasson

Elements of art: line, shape, and color

Media and Materials: Crayons, Black Sharpie, and Playcolor sticks

2nd Grade: Owl Drawings on recycled material

Science connection:  Owl habitat, food, and adaptations

Elements of art:  Texture and shape

Media and Materials: brown paper, oil pastels, black Sharpie marker, and chalk pastels

3rd Grade and Mr. Thomas’ Class: Metal Mexican Mirrors

Cultural Study: Mexican Folk Art

Principles of Design:  Repetition and balance

Media and Materials:  Aluminum tiles, pencils, Crayola Construction Paper Crayons, construction paper, and cardboard work mats

4th Grade:  Paper Plate Weaving

Cultural Study:  Early California Indians

Principles of Design: Balance and repetition

Media and Materials:  Yarn, paper plates, and Playcolor sticks

5th Grade:  one point perspective shape art

Elements of art: shape and space

Media and Materials: cardstock. colored pencils, Black Sharpie marker, rulers, and black poster board

6th Grade, Mr. Thomas’ class, and Mrs. Simmon’s class- Mola Stockings

Cultural Study: Folk Art from Panama

Elements of art: Shape

Principles of Design: Balance and Repetition

Media and Materials:  Colored construction paper



Week 5 and 6

TK and Mrs. Gerstens’ class: Leaf People

Element of art: texture

Media and Materials: Leaves, black paper, colored pencils and white Elmer’s glue

Kindergarten: STEAM lesson

Text: The Napping House

Materials: plastic cups, character printouts, popsicle sticks, and clothespins

Using the materials provided, students had to make a bed for the family, and then balance the characters (the cups) into a large tower.



First Grade and  Third Grade: These grade levels used the Kidspark Engineering Kits to build tractors.  The lesson was on “How Things Move”.  They made modifications to their tractors too make it push and pull.

Second Grade: Symmetrical Tiger Prints

Principles of Design: Balance

Cultural Influence: Japan, Korea, and China

Media and Materials: Tempera Paint and grey construction paper

Fourth Grade: Weaving using a Flower Loom

Element of Art: Line (Movement), Texture

Social Studies Integration: The history of basket weaving for early California Indians.

Media and Materials: Paper plates, Playcolor sticks, flower template, plastic needle, and yarn.

Fifth Grade: Cactus Paintings (sessions 2) and Kidspark Engineering Kits

Kidspark lesson: “Make it Strong”  Students made a castle wall strong enough to withstand a battering ram. Students tested their walls multiple times and made changes along the way.

SDC Classes:  The students made Veteran’s day cards with a patriotic themed art piece

GATE: Multiultural dolls/figurines (session 2)