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 warm and cool colors on the color wheel. They used lines to create a silhouette of a tree and watercolors to paint the background.
Link to Presention (has a video demonstration at the end):
Tree Silhouette PowerPoint Presentation
Students learned how to draw a snowman in 3D!
This lesson came from a drawing book by Mark Kistler.
His website (full of lessons FYI) is http://www.draw3d.com
Students used a ruler to make a grid of straight horizontal and vertical lines. They added free form shapes to the grid and painted them with complementary colors.
2nd – 5th grade students used the gridding technique to make a reproduction of Blue Dog by George Rodrigue on canvas squares.
To start off the school year, all 600+ students made sketchbooks and portfolios.
K-2 made portfolios and 3-5 made both sketchbooks and portfolios.
The portfolios are made from manila and construction paper. These will be used to organize everyone’s artwork in the classroom as more and more projects are completed.
The sketchbooks are just xerox paper and construction paper that is held together by twisty ties. They are used for the daily warm up activity and to sketch out ideas before creating artwork.
These will be kept in the art room all year long. The students will take them home at the end of the year.