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.
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!
We have six students whose work will be on display at the LPS District Art Show, one student per grade level. These kiddos definitely impressed me with their outstanding art! I am proud to have them represent Franklin for the 2016-2017 school year.
I think these owls by our kindergartners turned out so cute! We did a guided drawing for the owls and then we talked about color! The students learned about value as they colored parts of their owl with light, medium, and dark shades of the same color. We then talked about choosing a good background color that would help their owls stand out and create contrast!
So proud of all my art show kiddos this year!
The kindies did a great job on these pumpkins! Our goal was to learn about form and color. We talked about how the curved lines help make the pumpkins appear to be more 3-dimensional. We also learned how to paint in layers, starting with a yellow, adding orange, and finally red to help create form as well. The kiddos learned how to make brown by mixing blue and orange together. Finally,they cut and glued their pumpkins to a patterned background paper that they chose.