Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3rd Grade Autumn Trees

This project was a happy accident... I did a project similar to this a couple of years ago and liked it so much I thought I'd try it again.  But, being at a new school, I'm forgetting that I don't have all of the same supplies I had at my old school.  I didn't realize that I didn't have leaf stamps like I used on the last project.  So instead we drew, colored, and cut them out.  It took much longer, but I loved the results even more than the last time I did this project! 
Happy Fall!

Wacky Hair Designs

Fifth graders had fun drawing these Wacky Hair Designs.  

Radial Leaf Designs

Fifth graders used oil pastels and watercolor paints to create these radial leaf designs.  I love adding sparks of the season throughout the school!

Van Gogh Inspired Sunflowers

 Here are a few 4th grade Van Gogh inspired sunflower.  We used marbleized construction paper, black glue and oil pastels.

Adding grades first 9 weeks.

Before starting at Continental I hadn't worked with high school students for 8 years.  I recently finished my first nine weeks as a K-12 art teacher.  It was a huge adjustment adding grades 7-12 to my daily schedule.  Here's some of what my students produced our first nine weeks:

This project was call "Two-Toned Drawing".  Student could choose almost whatever they wanted as their subject, they drew it on two different colored pieces of charcoal paper.  We worked on proportion, value and blending techniques.

This is an example of Art 1's first project.  This project was very basic and it helped me figure out the level each student was at.  It also helped me learn what type of craftsmanship students would put into their project.

Here are a few examples of Art 1's Value Grid, Self-Portrait Drawings.  I think that many student's surprised themselves at how much their drawings looked like them.