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.
We will be participating in Art to Remember once again to raise funds for the art program at Franklin. The funds we raise all come back in the form of art supplies that each and every student gets to use. For more info about Art to Remember visit their website. https://arttoremember.com/
I’m so excited about our Art to Remember projects this year. Since we work on these for the first several weeks of school and then I have to send them off to Art to Remember I thought I’d share our progress so far. (K – fish, 1 – duck, 2 – owl, 3 – lighthouse, 4 – toucan, 5 – city/Denver skyline)
Every student will complete a clay project this year. It’s a bit of a challenge to store 600+ projects, but somehow it gets done and the kids just love seeing their project once it goes through the glaze firing! So do I!
We are all ready for spring and blooming flowers so we decided to do a beautiful flower pot project in Kindergarten. The students were guided through a lesson on how to draw the pots and flowers and added their own patterns and color. I love how these turned out!
The first graders drew these awesome cats with me through a guided drawing lesson. They were able to choose different shapes and lines and they finished them off with their own color choices. We painted this entire project with watercolor and the students were encouraged to practice patience for the neatest result…patience can be hard for first graders! They did a great job.
We had a great display at the Curtis Center Youth Art Month this year. We have some talented artists here at Franklin!
The second graders did a really good job on these winter foxes. They learned about using three values and small strokes with their oil pastel to create the look of animal fur. It was more difficult than coloring in the body with a solid color, but we were aiming to add texture. The students also learned about creating form on the winter trees using black watercolor and mat board to move the paint around.
Our creative Kindergartners created these super cute pigeons inspired by author Mo Willems. First I showed them the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. I also loved the clip where Mo Willems talks about the importance of reading as well as his own work, so I showed them this short clip. Next, I showed them how to draw Pigeon and then they painted the background with lines and shapes of every color! These turned out so cute.
The second graders created these awesome penguins. They started with a colorful painted background where they were allowed to paint whatever they wanted. We then moved on to the penguins and icebergs, which the students drew step by step with me. Finally, the students used a variety of materials to decorate and personalize their penguins.