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)
The third graders created these fun tea mugs. We drew the mugs together but they were allowed to do whatever kind of pattern or design they wanted in the mug and the background. We added tea bags with a piece of paper, using string to make it 3-d coming out of the mug. For the steam we used pulled apart cotton balls. They turned out so great!
The third graders created these Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art flowers using gelli plate and fake flowers to create a positive and negative print on colorful paper. They really enjoyed using the gelli plate to create these prints. They also learned about Andy Warhol and Pop Art when viewing this presentation.
Our third graders created these beautiful seascapes. We drew parts of this project together, but the students were allowed to add their own details, or change the sailboat to a different type of boat if they wanted. We colored with sharpies and used watercolor and oil pastel in the background.
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!
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!
The third graders went through a guided lesson with me to draw these treehouses, with a lot of opportunity for personalization throughout the lesson. We used colored pencil and watercolor for this project and the students were taught how to do some shading with the colored pencil.