Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kindergarten: Self-Portraits

 It's amazing how much kindergarten artists grow over a school year and their transformation from eggs with sticks poking out to drawing shape noses (other than pig and triangle noses) and discovering how to observe themselves in the mirror to draw self-portraits. Artists worked very hard this last rotation to use mirrors to learn to draw themselves and notice details on their faces by looking at shades of color, lines, and shapes. Good lookin', artists!

Patriot kindergarteners loved learning about all the different shades of brown in this book and seeing kids who were unique like them!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1st Grade: Self-Portrait Practice

1st Grade Artists are working hard as they practice their observational skills. Artists love getting to draw themselves and what better model than a familiar smiley face!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Local Summer Art Programs

Does your young artist have the "art itch' and need a creative outlet this summer?

Check out some of these local art programs and camps to see if there is a good fit for your child! :)

*Indianapolis Art Center: 

*Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA):

*The Art Lab:

Monday, April 7, 2014

2nd Grade: Rainbows

     After all their hard work on the bottle cap mural, artists relaxed from the collaborative efforts and painted their own rainbow to take home. They did a great job incorporating watercolor and charcoal to make a bright spring artwork!