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!
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.
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)
These adorable ducks were created by our first graders. We drew them together, then the students outlined them and colored their ducks and flowers with sharpies. Some chose to do some oil pastel stars before painting their backgrounds.
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!
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!
We had six students,one from each grade level, whose work was on display at the annual LPS District Art Show at Arapahoe Community College. Congrats to our talented artists who represented Franklin this year!
Our first graders just finished these adorable bears and I just love them! We talked about pattern in the bears scarves and mixing colors with watercolor for the background. The students loved doing the oil pastel resist, it’s a nice bit of magic.