Thursday, September 25, 2014

5th grade Word Bubble Designs - Adjectives!

This is an excellent design project for 5th graders and they sure got a kick out of designing a word bubble based on their personality! It was a nice way to get things moving in art class this year.
On day one, I provided students with a list of positive adjectives and asked them to choose one. We practiced drawing the letters in block/three-dimensional style for the remainder of class. On day two, we moved on to final drafts and I asked that a pattern be included in the bacakground or inside the letters. Everything was traced with a sharpie and crayons were used to fill in the letters. To finish it off, students chose an intermediate color to paint the background.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Color Collage by 2nd grade

The inspiration for these lovely color collages comes from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists. On day one, I asked my students to think of a color they would enjoy illustrating. We spent a lot of time talking about how to go about this and I demonstrated quite a bit. We folded a piece of drawing paper in half two times to create four rectangles - the perfect drawing space to create four illustrations to represent the chosen color. Sharpie and crayon were used to finish. On day two, students glued their illustrations onto a  matching piece of construction paper. I made a sheet of alphabet letters for them to use so they could spell out their color for the center of the collage. This was a nice way to emphasize and pull it all together with a literacy connection. The last step was to add a border around the edge and the color word to jazz it all up!

Friday, September 12, 2014

4th grade Illustrated Nouns

4th graders began their work in art this year illustrating a noun of choice. We spent the first day brainstorming and sketching. Students were invited to be as creative as possible - especially when designing the lettering, to make everything work together and reflect the chosen theme. On day two, we made the final copy on art paper using sharpie, crayons and watercolors. I was really impressed by the work (and my heart is totally attached to Fruit.......)