Kindergarten and 1st grade have been learning all about 3D shapes in math. In art we call them FORMS. Forms take up space and are not flat. We learned how to draw forms to create depth in our artworks. Kindergarten followed a guided drawing to use their forms to draw a circus train and landscape. 1st grade created SPACE in their “out of this world” form drawing. They also learned how objects move up the page and get smaller as they get farther away.
Students were hard at work on their Square1 Art Fundraiser projects. Kindergarten made stained glass letter drawings and 1st grade made stained glass flower paintings. I love how they turned out and I hope you do too!
Packets with your child's art and ordering information came home before spring break. If you do not have their order number and would like it, please email me. Orders are due by NEXT TUESDAY April 19th.
Orders can be made online or sent to the front office in an envelope.
The class that has the most participation will get an art party!
Please contact me if you have any questions. All proceeds go back to our K-1/2-5 Art programs!
Students have started digitally documenting the work they do in the art room! Each student has their own folder in the app and will be adding work to it as it is finished.
Next week a paper will come home with your child showing you how to access their folder. You will only be able to see their art but you are allowed to give access to anyone you want to. I love that you will be able to see what we are up to in our creation station before things are able to go home.
Keep an eye out for the paper work and let me know if you have any questions.
- Amanda Rhodes
Even with all this warm weather lately, I have been in the mood for some snow. Kindergarten started this wintery project off by reading "Snowman at Work" by Carolyn Buehner. All the jobs the snowman have in this book inspired us to put our own snowmen to work. After brainstorming what types of hats different jobs might wear students got started creating. I like all the creativity in the objects in the faces and the bright colors, especially those bright pattern scarves.
Students learned about ABAB, ABCABC, ABCDABCD, & AAB patterns.
1st grade has started working on their undersea pointillism project. Each student created a mini sample drawing with pencil and marker before moving on to the large painting. The past 2 weeks we have been adding color using qtips and paint and the projects are nothing short of fabulous. Be sure to keep checking seesaw to see your child's art uploaded as we finish.
First grade has been hard at work creating these emotional self portraits. Using the portrait art of Vincent van Gogh and contemporary Australian artist Emma Uber, students learned about realistic portraits and illustrating emotion. We even used our artists to inspire our painted line backgrounds. I LOVE how their personalities shine through in this project.
Kinder learned all about drawing from real objects and making new colors in this fall project. first they looked at pumpkins and drew the outlines, contour lines, stem, leaves, and vines
1st grade read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We used his wild creatures to inspire our drawings. Students used dice to decide which body part choice they would use and had to draw BIG. Then they added textures to their Wild Things by doing crayon rubbings on top of texture plates or different objects in the room. The final touch was to add a background and trace with sharpie. Each artist created a unique artwork with a lot of personality.