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!