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Photography & Ansel Adams

Photography & Ansel Adams

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!

 

Landscapes with Chalk

Landscapes with Chalk

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.  

 

Warhol Inspired Pop Art Flowers

Warhol Inspired Pop Art Flowers

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. 

Fishies!

Fishies!

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! 

City Skylines

City Skylines

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!