Category Archives: First Grade

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! 

Annual Teacher Experience – Canvas Painting 2019

Annual Teacher Experience – Canvas Painting 2019

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!  

 

Cupcakes!!

Cupcakes!!

I loved this project!  The students chose a scrapbook paper that I had run through a paper crimper. We then drew the cupcake and added a patterned background using any shape we wanted.  The students painted the entire thing with watercolor. The final step was to add real sprinkles to the cupcakes. This was by far the most exciting part of this project as I left the kids eat the leftovers.

LPS District Art Show at ACC

LPS District Art Show at ACC

Congratulations to our amazing artists for representing Franklin at the Arapahoe Community College. This is an honor for the chosen students as I am only able to pick one piece of art for each grade level.  Artists names in order: Anna W. (K), Wyatt K. (1st), Zoe H (2nd)., Maya F. (3rd), Mary R.(4th), Mason M. (5th) 

 

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.