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 5th graders completed a photography unit and I loved the images they captured out in our garden and on our playground. They had some really unique perspectives. Before we began the unit I showed the students this presentation. The students learned about some rules in photography before we went out with our iPads to take the photos. I also taught the students how to alter their images in Photoshop Express. This was a fun unit to teach!
Our fifth graders created these awesome city skylines. I walked them through drawing the skyline, but they had the option of creating their own buildings as well. I then showed them some buildings with some details and they had to fill the buildings in with their own detail. They colored in the mountains using patterns and painted the sky. I love these!
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 fifth graders just finished up one of my favorite projects, clay pigs with personalities. I think they always turn out so cute and while they are a lot of work they are worth it! Most kids choose a personality that reflects their interests.
Fifth grade did a really great job on their collages. The students were given a square piece of mat board and then were able to look through a variety of textured items to create their collages. We then covered the mat board and items with tin foil, coloring the entire thing with black sharpie. The students then used steel wool to rub some of the black off, aiming to get a variety of black values in their collage.
Fifth graders groaned just a little bit as I taught them how to do one point perspective because it really challenged them! They caught on to the concept, though, and their projects turned out very cool. They were to choose a word that would communicate something they loved. They then had to include at least 6 images to go along with that word. Some students chose their name, and had their interests surrounding their name. We also learned about shading with colored pencil while creating these.