Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Origami, Modular Origami, & Kirigami

2nd grade students create these origami swans after reading "Tree of Cranes." I chose swans which are much easier than the crane.
Modular Origami flowers created by sixth grade. ( more to come)

Kirigami snowflakes also created by sixth grade students.

Holiday "Action Jackson"

2nd grade students viewed art work created by Pollock and then created their own individual holiday action paintings!
 
















Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Organic Color Wheels

I decided to switch up our color wheels this year and the results were great! Students reviewed organic lines and then used these lines to create organic color wheels.


























Primary -Secondary Color Review

Second grade students reviewed their primary and secondary colors by creating these wonderful landscape reflections. These were completed only using the primary colors!















Thursday, November 11, 2010

Spider Webs

First grade created these spider webs after reading "The Spider and The Fly." We focused on line and first began drawing with pencil. Next we traced our lines with glue. Lastly, the students colored with chalk pastels and they were encouraged to color with analogous colors.




Coffee Painted Houses

I found coffee paintings and just had to try them with the students. First studetns viewed a variety of houses. We then began drawing a haunted house trying to not add any visual aids that would reference Halloween. However, fall items were ok. Lastly we used instant coffee to make different values of brown and began painting. The students loved doing this assignment!









Monday, November 8, 2010

Camouflaged Animals

Fourth grade students have been working hard on their camouflaged animals. Students first had to select an animal that used at least one of the four types of camouflage 1.concealing coloration 2. disruptive coloration 3.Disguise 4.Mimicry. Students then drew and painted their animals/backgrounds and put each together as one to complete their assignmnent.