Author Archives: J. Mitchell

Photography 2019

Photography 2019

This unit is one of my favorite units to teach.  We also got lucky and had several professional photographers come in and help me teach the unit. I think their input really helped the students with that photographer’s eye.  The photographs the 5th graders took this year were the result of paying attention to what our guest photographers told them as well as what they learned in this presentation. 

 

Landscapes

Landscapes

As I was thinking about what to do for Art to Remember this year I somehow ended up coming back to mountains…this project was so fun to teach because I have a deep love for our beautiful mountains.  The students worked through a guided drawing with me for these landscapes, but were able to add in their own details as they chose to. We discussed color mixing with oil pastel using either analogous colors, or value.  The students were also shown how to mix colors in their mountains to help make them stand out from each other, creating contrast through shading.  I love how peaceful these feel.

Art to Remember 2019

Art to Remember 2019

We are now through the drawing phase of our Art to Remember projects for this school year and will be moving on to color soon. I love how these are turning out and I’m sure they will make beautiful keepsakes.  Art to Remember funds so many great things in the art room like Kumihimo for 5th grade, clay for students at every grade level, special supplies like colored sharpies (the kids LOVE these!) and high quality art supplies for every student.  Your support in this program is crucial to the art program here at Franklin!