Thursday, December 18, 2014

Littlest Artists: Winter Mixed Media!

To end out second quarter, Kindergarten and 1st Grade artists practiced a mixed media technique (one of my favorites to teach!). Artists either free drew or used stencils to make winter-themed objects and colored using oil pastels. Then we used left-over water colors to paint over. It creates such a cool textured look!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2nd Graders-Snowballs

In preparation for the snow, young artists got to hear more about how illustrator/author Louis Elhert creates her snow people in the book Snowballs. Once we discussed and critiqued the types of items she used, we created our own list of items we might need or use to make our snow people art. Check out our process below!

1.) Students overlapped and traced 3 circles for their snow person. Then we painted our snow!
2.) Just like in the book, we used found objects from around the art room to create our snow person!

 3.) Putting together our snow people.
 4.) Artists loved this phase!
Some adorable snow people ready for the cold!

4th Grade: Mathematical Mosaic Masterpieces-UPDATE

I am SO PROUD of our 4th grade artists! Students have been working very hard this past month to take what they learned on their individual Mosaic Project (see here) and have been working in teams to create our large-scale mosaic that will hang in the front office. With a theme of "Liberty Park Patriots", artists have been designing different objects that fit the theme, working in groups to combine their ideas, and make revisions according to how it will fit our large board.

Check out some of our planning below!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Upcycled Turkeys

What better way to upcycle glue bottle lids and paper towel rolls this fall than to create 3D turkeys?! For this short week, K-2 artists enjoyed painting and designing their own turkeys! We love turning trash into treasure in the Patriot Art Room!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fun Friday Upcycling!

This first grade class earned a reward day and got to have fun Upcycling materials from the art room! On this special Upcycling day, students used random cardboard tubes and used watercolor/markers to create patterned bracelets!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

#ProudArtTeacher Status

As an art teacher, you hope that the lessons passed to your students has had some lasting impression or a technique they might start implementing. 

My heart leaped for pure joy when a week after 4th grade explored Piet Mondrian's style, this little artist brought this in and, I quote, "Miss W., I liked Mondrian's style but he needed a little more action and color in his life".


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kindergarten: Patterns

 Little artists practiced creating and redrawing patterns. Then they applied these concepts to choose their own colors and shapes and paint their own patterns! Check us out hard at work!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

1st Grade: C.O.R.E in Art

Focus has started at Liberty Park and our 1st graders were ready to learn! This week, the 1st Grade Art Focus group collaborated to write our collaborative book "C.O.R.E in the Art Room". We first discussed how we can show Civility, Order, Respect, & Excellence  in art. Then we picked different sight words that could be used in our writing and illustrations. Enjoy our work!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

3rd Grade: My Style VERSUS Mondrian's Style

For 3rd Graders' first project, students learned about the style of Piet Mondrian and compared it to what they would consider their own style. A style is how an artists tends to use lines, colors, and shapes. In looking at the artists' works below, can you identify Piet Mondrian's style?