Kinder – 3rd grade
Students studied the Pointillism technique mastered by the artist Georges Seurat.
First, they practiced using cotton swabs to paint with dots. They mixed primary colors to make secondary colors.
Next, they sketched a landscape and painted it using pointillism.
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
3rd grade Student Artwork:
2nd grade Student Artwork:
1st grade Student Artwork:
Kindergarten Student Artwork:
Kindergarten – Fifth grade
For our school’s Lunar New Year celebration, all the students learned how to draw a simple dragon. The 3rd – 5th graders put them on popsicle sticks to hold and wave around. Kindergarten and 1st grade used warm or cool colors to turn their dragons into a fire or water dragon. Second graders folded theirs into a fan, which you can see a video demonstration in another lesson I posted.
3rd – 5th grade:
Students learned about mosaics and discovered the geometric and free form shapes found in them. For this project, they cut up foam into tiny pieces and glue them onto cardboard to make a mosaic of a sun, moon, or star. They drew their image with a pencil first.
PowerPoint Presentation: Mosaic
This lesson was used for 2nd graders.
Students in the process of drawing their dragons:
1st and 2nd grade students
Students created a city using geometric shapes. Using a ruler, they first filled the paper with horizontal and vertical lines in random places. Then, they added more lines to turn the rectangles and squares into other geometric shapes to form buildings. Last, it was colored with color pencils. They were inspired by Castle and Sun by Paul Klee.
Castle and Sun by Paul Klee:
2nd – 5th grade students used the gridding technique to make a reproduction of Blue Dog by George Rodrigue on canvas squares.
Students made colorful diamonds from yarn and popsicle sticks.
Students made circle paintings after looking at Wassily Kandinsky’s artwork of circles.
Black crayon and watercolor paints.
1st /2nd grade
Tempera paints – Students used the primary colors to make circles in secondary colors on canvas.