The 5th graders completed a photography unit and I loved the images they captured out in our garden and on our playground. They had some really unique perspectives. Before we began the unit I showed the students this presentation. The students learned about some rules in photography before we went out with our iPads to take the photos. I also taught the students how to alter their images in Photoshop Express. This was a fun unit to teach!
Our fourth graders created these, and I think they did a beautiful job. We worked on the drawing together, but the students were allowed to add their own touches, or do more than one waterfall, etc. I then showed the students how to use multiple values to create everything from the rocks to the sky with chalk pastel to give it a realistic/impressionist look. We used liquid starch to blend the colors together and it also helped seal the chalk.
The third graders created these Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art flowers using gelli plate and fake flowers to create a positive and negative print on colorful paper. They really enjoyed using the gelli plate to create these prints. They also learned about Andy Warhol and Pop Art when viewing this presentation.
Our second graders made these adorable turtles. I love how the patterns turned out and the great colors the students used. We drew the turtle together, but the students had to had their own patterns. We also drew some flowers together, but they were allowed to add in their own background items as well.
Our kindergartners created these adorable fish bowls. We began with a guided drawing lesson for the fish, but the students were allowed to do what they wanted for the fins. They outlined and painted them with watercolor. Next they chose a patterned paper and glued a plain color to the bottom. They cut out their fish bowls and glued them down to the paper. They did an amazing job with all the steps – cutting and gluing can be hard for our little ones!
There birds were created by our fourth graders and I think they are amazing! The bird was modeled after a toucan, but the students were allowed to color them however they wanted. I did require the students to use at least two colors and blend them with oil pastel.
These adorable ducks were created by our first graders. We drew them together, then the students outlined them and colored their ducks and flowers with sharpies. Some chose to do some oil pastel stars before painting their backgrounds.
Our fifth graders created these awesome city skylines. I walked them through drawing the skyline, but they had the option of creating their own buildings as well. I then showed them some buildings with some details and they had to fill the buildings in with their own detail. They colored in the mountains using patterns and painted the sky. I love these!
Our third graders created these beautiful seascapes. We drew parts of this project together, but the students were allowed to add their own details, or change the sailboat to a different type of boat if they wanted. We colored with sharpies and used watercolor and oil pastel in the background.