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.
I decided to take a break from fish for our Art to Remember this year and went with frogs instead. I am so glad I did, the kids did an amazing job following directions and I love how their frogs turned out! The kids were able to choose whatever color they wanted when they colored the frogs…I love how many different colors they came up with!
I LOVE this project! A lot of our Art to Remember was focused on the beauty of nature and camping is all about being surrounded by nature. The kids were guided in drawing parts of this project, but they were able to personalize and add their own details in areas as well. I think they turned out great!
This is the second year I’ve done this project with 5th grade. Students had to make an animal that was representative of who they are in some way. They also had to pick three objects to add around the animal to represent who they are. (some ran out of time to do three) Each one turned out so different, I love them!
Each year I have donated a Canvas Painting Experience for our fundraising auction. I have a small group of kids (8 in each section this year) join me after school to learn how to use acrylics on canvas. I LOVE painting with acrylics, so this is always a fun event for me. This year’s artwork turned out beautiful!