Saturday, April 16, 2016 the Big Green Room

Kindergarten - Collage Butterflies and Pinch Pots 
I can create a collage in the style of artist & author, Eric Carle.
I can use modeling and pinching skills to form a pinch pot.  
I can explain some differences between Play-doh and clay.

1st grade - Elephants of India 
I can learn about art from another culture different from my own.
I can create an artwork inspired by the elephants of India.
I can use shapes and different lines to capture a profile, zoomed-in view of an elephant.
I can incorporate a color scheme into my artwork. 

(Inspiration and photo borrowed from MaryMaking blog)
2nd grade - Teatime Still-Life 
I can create a still-life drawing based on another culture’s customs.
I can use lines and shapes to draw realistic objects.
I can add shadows to make my work look realistic. 

3rd grade - Japanese Scrolls 
I can create an artwork in the style of Japanese artists.
I can focus on a small area of an imagined space for the focal point of my work.
I can use several types of art mediums to complete my scroll design. 

4th grade - Origami Cubes 
I can create an origami cube using specific folds.
I can understand that small gains are accomplishments.
I can accept that origami is a very complex and specific art form.
I can distinguish the difference between 2-D and 3-D forms. 

5th grade - Student Choice 
Students will spend the last part of the school year working on a project that interests them individually - the teacher will provide several choices - mediums will include sculpture, drawing, painting and weaving.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March.....inside the Big Green Room

Kindergarten - Awesome Initials
I can create a multi-media artwork that shows the initial of my first name and fills the space.
I can create interest in my art by adding a collage element.
I can work like a graphic designer when working on my initial design.

(Inspiration and photo borrowed from Kuvis and Crafts blog)
1st grade - Butterfly Field
I can create at least five flowers and color them in solidly using oil pastels.
I can use symmetry in order to draw a butterfly.
I can learn the difference between 2-D and 3-D artwork.

2nd grade - Chinese Lanterns
I can build a lantern from cut paper.
I can learn about the country, China, and the lantern festival which takes place on the last day of the New Year celebration.

(Inspiration and photo borrowed from For the Love of Art blog)
3rd grade - Aboriginal Dot Paintings
I can make a painting using the repetition of dots, creating unity in my work.
Learn about the Aboriginal people of Australia.

4th grade - Clay Cacti
I can form a pot from clay and create succulent plants using various hand-building methods 
and clay processing techniques.
I can add surface design to my clay pot in style of painted pottery from Mexico.

5th grade - Face Pots
I can create a face jug using my own design decisions.
I can use modeling and clay processing techniques when building my face jug. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Winter bulletin boards

Winter is quickly fading away and with less than 8 days left, I wanted to share some winter-themed bulletin boards that were displayed over the past weeks. Enjoy! 

Winter Silhouettes by Mrs. Satterfield's 1st grade class. 
Canadian artist, Tom Thomson's work, The Jack Pine served as central inspiration.

Hot Chocolate Still-Life by Ms. Sargent's 1st grade class.
Reproductions: Gabriele Munter's Snow and Sun and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Forest with Brook and Sertig Valley were hung alongside these drawings.

Just for fun!
Reproductions include Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Winter Landscape and Alan Gough's Group Portrait

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February......inside the Big Green Room

Kindergarten - Nevelson Assemblages - I can create a sculpture using found materials. I can talk about Louise Nevelson’s sculptures and think about their meaning. I can create unity in my work by painting my sculpture one color in the style of Nevelson.

*I am adapting this lesson from my wonderful colleague Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists.*
1st grade - Street Scenes (featuring printmaking) - I can create a piece of art that incorporates stamping techniques. I can fill the space of my composition and use a variety of media to make it. I can draw several different types of automobiles to incorporate into my mixed-media artwork.

2nd grade - Relief Sculpture - I can apply color concepts to make lots of new colors on my relief sculpture. I can learn the differences between 2-d and 3-d artwork. I can talk about the positive and negative space found in my sculpture. I can show different line directions in my work. I can talk about how improvisation became important while I stacked and balanced the pieces of my sculpture. I can use my imagination to develop a story or meaning for my individual sculpture.

3rd grade - Clay Cupcakes - I can create a ceramic cupcake using hand-building methods, clay processing techniques, and surface design. I can use my personal experiences to influence how my cupcake will look.

4th grade - Surreal Rooms - I can demonstrate through drawing what perspective is. I can explain how artists using perspective to create depth in their work. I can draw details that make my room personal.
I can learn about surrealism and decide if I want to make that a part of my artwork based on a personal choice. 

5th grade - Two-Point Perspective - I can explain that two-point perspective achieves depth on a flat surface. I can learn the technical process for creating depth using my drawing skills.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Currently......inside the Big Green Room

*I am adapting this lesson from Deep Space Sparkle for use with my students this year at SDE.*
Kindergarten - Cool Snowpeople - I can distinguish the cool colors and how they are related to winter.
I can fill the space of my paper with lots of torn shapes to create visual texture. I can use an understanding of spatial relationships to paint/draw my own snowman. 
1st grade - Hot Chocolate Still-Life - I can demonstrate an understanding of 3-D forms through use of lines while drawing a cup of hot chocolate. I can discuss the difference between light and dark colors and explain how they are made.  I can use repetitive patterns in my work to create visual interest and rhythm.

2nd grade - Gyotaku Mono-prints - I can demonstrate how to create a mono-print. I can use collage techniques to embellish my work. I can learn about the Japanese art form known as Gyotaku. I can discuss the positive and negative spaces of my work. I can sign my artwork. 

*I am adapting this lesson from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists for use with my students this year at SDE*
*This photo is borrowed from her website until I take photos of student work.*
3rd grade - Shape Mosaics - I can create a collograph printing plate using a variety of shapes that I cut out from a variety of materials.I can learn about the art making technique known as mosaic. I can describe the difference between geometric and organic shapes. 

*I have adapted this lesson from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists and have used it with my students at SDE for a few years now with very positive results*
4th grade - Architecture Prints - I can make a set of prints and describe what it means to “reduce” a plate.
I can create an architectural drawing using lines/shapes. I can describe the positive and negative space in my work. I can learn about and be inspired by the contemporary artist, James Gulliver Hancock. 

5th grade - Radial Design Prints - I can learn about the reduction printmaking process and make a series of prints using this technique. I can sign and number my prints to form a series. I can create radial balance and unity in my work by using repetition. I can explain through words, what radial balance means.