As I was thinking about what to do for Art to Remember this year I somehow ended up coming back to mountains…this project was so fun to teach because I have a deep love for our beautiful mountains. The students worked through a guided drawing with me for these landscapes, but were able to add in their own details as they chose to. We discussed color mixing with oil pastel using either analogous colors, or value. The students were also shown how to mix colors in their mountains to help make them stand out from each other, creating contrast through shading. I love how peaceful these feel.
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)
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.
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)