LPS District Art Show at Arapahoe Community College

LPS District Art Show at Arapahoe Community College

We have six students whose work will be on display at the LPS District Art Show, one student per grade level.  These kiddos definitely impressed me with their outstanding art! I am proud to have them represent Franklin for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

 

 

Colorful Owls!

Colorful Owls!

I think these owls by our kindergartners turned out so cute!  We did a guided drawing for the owls and then we talked about color!  The students learned about value as they colored parts of their owl with light, medium, and dark shades of the same color.  We then talked about choosing a good background color that would help their owls stand out and create contrast!

Chalk Pastel Landscapes

Chalk Pastel Landscapes

The students were shown how to draw a simple landscape which we then outlined with black glue.  The students were then given a lesson on how to use the color wheel to guide their color choices.  We talked about mixing either analogous colors or two values of the same color in each area.  They did a great job controlling the chalk pastels, which can be very messy!

Snow Globes with Gingerbread Houses

Snow Globes with Gingerbread Houses

Anytime you do a project that involves candy the kids get excited. It’s almost as if they think they can reach into the artwork and pluck a piece out and eat it up!  The first graders created these awesome snow globes with some guided drawing.  While some steps they had to follow along with me they were also able to use their creativity and change their artwork to make it unique. We colored these with marker and the kids were able to choose if they wanted to add glitter or not.  My room was very sparkly for a while, but it was worth it, kids just love glitter!

Abstract Art

Abstract Art

I love how these turned out.  The students were shown this presentation on Abstract art. After they were taught how to print the black lines using tempera paint and cardboard. After the black paint dried the students painted in the shapes with cake tempera paint. They all turned out great!

Winter Birds

Winter Birds

These birds were inspired by Eric Carle’s collages and the time of year (currently December).  I showed the students how to paint the trees using a thin line of watercolor and then using small pieces of matte board to “smear” the paint.  We then painted a cool color paper and a warm color paper.  After everything was dry we went to work cutting our pieces out and gluing them to a blue background. Finally, we added white paint and while it was still wet the kids brought them to me and I added glitter…they LOVE glitter!

Printmaking Inspired by Andy Warhol

Printmaking Inspired by Andy Warhol

Fifth grade learned about Pop Art and Andy Warhol when doing this project.  They were shown a presentation , then came up with two different ideas.  From there the students chose their favorite image (some did both images) for their project. They were given Styrofoam to make their printing plate. We then colored the printing plate with markers. To print their plate they wet a piece of paper with a clean sponge, so the paper was damp. The marker then transferred to their paper!

Sailing Away

Sailing Away

Second grade created these awesome sailboats. When I was younger my parents took us sailing during the summer, so I grew up learning all about boats. During my instruction for this project we learned about the parts of a sailboat. We also discussed spinnakers, which are beautifully colored sails used in races. The students used oil pastel and watercolor, learning about value, color, line, shape, and pattern.

We love our Veterans!

We love our Veterans!

First graders did these awesome flag filled hearts for our Veteran’s Day Assembly this year. We drew the hearts together and the students were able to choose between a waving flag or a straight flag.  We then added lines extending from the heart and filled the space in with patterns.  We talked about only using patriotic colors, red, white and blue.  The students were allowed to use any value of those patriotic colors.

Patriotic Silhouettes

Patriotic Silhouettes

Franklin has a long standing tradition of celebrating and honoring our veterans.  This project was done by our fifth graders and will decorate the walls of the school to honor our veterans.  The students had to create a silhouette, which is always a bit challenging since the kids have to think in terms of outlines only.  We talked about adding different values in the sky and making sure we had a balance of color to offset the harshness of the black.  The students used watercolor and acrylic paints for this project.