Category Archives: First Grade

Art to Remember 2018

Art to Remember 2018

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)

Colorful Cats

Colorful Cats

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. 

Petunia

Petunia

This was a great project for the students to work with liquid tempera paint which we don’t often use. The students watched “Petunia” by Roger Duvoisin before we began drawing our own Petunia’s in a guided drawing.  The main goal of this project was for the students to understand the importance of layering tempera paint, letting it dry, and using black at the very end.  I think they are very cute!

To watch Petunia the book on YouTube click here.

 

 

Sculptures!

Sculptures!

I wasn’t sure how these were going to turn out, and I don’t think the pictures do them justice, but these sculptures created by our first graders turned out really cool! Before we began we talked about how sculpture is a 3-dimensional type of art so it is important to think about how it will look from all different angles, so they had to make sure they painted and patterned both sides of their mat board. The students had to use two colors on each piece of mat board, learning about the color wheel while mixing analogous colors. Then we added patterns on top of the paint with colored sharpies. The most challenging part of this project was cutting the slits so the mat board pieces could join together.