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!
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!
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!
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)
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!
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!
We are all ready for spring and blooming flowers so we decided to do a beautiful flower pot project in Kindergarten. The students were guided through a lesson on how to draw the pots and flowers and added their own patterns and color. I love how these turned out!
We had a great display at the Curtis Center Youth Art Month this year. We have some talented artists here at Franklin!
Our creative Kindergartners created these super cute pigeons inspired by author Mo Willems. First I showed them the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. I also loved the clip where Mo Willems talks about the importance of reading as well as his own work, so I showed them this short clip. Next, I showed them how to draw Pigeon and then they painted the background with lines and shapes of every color! These turned out so cute.