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!
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.
The kindies did these adorable piggies for their Original Works this year. The beginning of the year is always a challenge because the kids have such a wide range of abilities. The beauty of kindergarten is that by the end of the year they have all grown so much! We kept our first project very simple and the kids were not given a whole lot of choice in terms of color although they did get to choose their sky color. I thought it was interesting that even when given the choices most of them stuck with blue!
I usually save the clay projects for the end of the year because the kids are always so engaged when doing clay. There are many frustrations with ceramics, things falling apart or things breaking, so the kids have to be really resilient! Organization is key to getting almost 600 pieces fired and back to the kids without losing anything! I love when we get to the glazing stage because opening the kiln to all the beautiful, shiny colors is so fun. It is also amazing to see the kids express their delight when they see how beautiful their projects turned out!
The annual DCSD art show is always a wonderful way to celebrate our amazing artists. The kids made me proud, and we even had two students win Wow! awards this year. The judges pick 3 students per grade level district wide for this award, so it is a great honor to have two of our students chosen! One of the student’s was also chosen for the district purchase award. Her work is on display at the district building for three years on a lease. Her work was chosen to represent all Highland Ranch schools for the intermediate level.
These kindie giraffes are so cute! We started by cultivating the connection to their lives as we discuss our favorite animals and a visit to the zoo. Most kids have seen a real giraffe before. We then move on to a group lesson on how to draw the giraffe. At this point in the year the kids have become very proficient with drawing a variety of things with basic shapes. The students use oil pastel, watercolor and finish off with fine motor skills by adding the mane with yarn.
The quest for the 2014 Move-A-Thon logo winner is on! Students are creating some fantastic designs. We discuss what a logo is, the purpose being to identify or brand a product or event. This year’s theme is The Mustand 500: Engage to finish strong. The hard part will definitely be narrowing down all these designs into just ONE winner for our logo design.