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 second graders made these adorable turtles. I love how the patterns turned out and the great colors the students used. We drew the turtle together, but the students had to had their own patterns. We also drew some flowers together, but they were allowed to add in their own background items as well.
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 had a great display at the Curtis Center Youth Art Month this year. We have some talented artists here at Franklin!
The second graders did a really good job on these winter foxes. They learned about using three values and small strokes with their oil pastel to create the look of animal fur. It was more difficult than coloring in the body with a solid color, but we were aiming to add texture. The students also learned about creating form on the winter trees using black watercolor and mat board to move the paint around.
The second graders created these awesome penguins. They started with a colorful painted background where they were allowed to paint whatever they wanted. We then moved on to the penguins and icebergs, which the students drew step by step with me. Finally, the students used a variety of materials to decorate and personalize their penguins.
I wanted to introduce my second graders to some art from around the world so I chose to teach them about Chinese Ming vases. The students were guided through a lesson on how to draw a variety of vase types. I then taught them how to draw a pagoda and/or a dragon. The students then added their own details, including patterns. We colored them with a variety of blue values. The students then used maker to color on coffee filters with a variety of red values. We then sprayed them with water and let them dry. We used these to make the cherry blossoms after adding some branches in the vase. The students finished these off with the addition of some Chinese characters. The students amazed me with their detailed work! (sorry, these were a bit hard to photograph!)
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!