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.
Kinder create these awesome spooky spiderwebs using secondary colors. The spiders were made using printmaking techniques like stamping with fingers and cardboard. Eric Carle's book The Very Busy Spider inspired these artworks.
Kindergarten was also inspired by Wayne Thiebald's dessert for their project. They used the primary colors to make their very own Popsicle project. This project used a lot of skills- painting, drawing, cutting, gluing. Students even got to make a "brown" by mixing all 3 primary colors together. Our browns were an experiment and some turned out better than others. Loved this simple project that turned out so sweet.
1st grade explored color mixing using liquid watercolors. They were able to use these secondary colors to paint their Wayne Thiebald inspired ice cream cones. Each student had to create 3 ice cream cones with 3 scoops. We learned how color mixing is like science and math and cooking. Our artists had to use the Engineering Design Process to create and improve their team's colors. I love the way they turned out and the conversations I heard during the project. "The green is too blue, it needs more yellow." "Don't add too much red because yellow is a weak color!"
To review students partnered up and played a color sorting game. The game was to sort the colors into primary and secondary or into the color equations fast each time.
Kindergarten learned about some basic geometric shapes. Then used those shapes to draw the outline of a fish and designed each fish with lines. Students added a setting and details and colored everything but the water. Then we painted our entire drawing with blue watercolor and watched the magic of crayon-water color resist. Each drawing is really unique and an expression of each student.
King Springs Elementary