This unit is one of my favorite units to teach. We also got lucky and had several professional photographers come in and help me teach the unit. I think their input really helped the students with that photographer’s eye. The photographs the 5th graders took this year were the result of paying attention to what our guest photographers told them as well as what they learned in this presentation.
Fifth grade did one of my favorite Art to Remember projects in all my years teaching. I love the way these turned out, how skilled the students were at mixing the watercolors and using value and perspective. They all turned out really beautiful!
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!
This is the second year I’ve done this project with 5th grade. Students had to make an animal that was representative of who they are in some way. They also had to pick three objects to add around the animal to represent who they are. (some ran out of time to do three) Each one turned out so different, I love them!
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 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!