Category Archives: Fifth Grade

Self Portraits in the Style of Roy Lichtenstein

Self Portraits in the Style of Roy Lichtenstein

This is one of my favorite projects!  I feel like the personalities of the kids really come through in this project. The kids get to choose their quote, we talk about how it should be something they either say or think frequently. They get to learn about Pop Art and Roy Lichtenstein specifically while creating this project.




DCSD Art Show 2016

DCSD Art Show 2016

So proud of all my art show kiddos this year!




Japanese Kumihimo Bracelets & Keychains

Japanese Kumihimo Bracelets & Keychains

The fifth graders seemed to love this project!  They were able to choose the colors for their Kumihimo braid as well as whether they wanted to create a bracelet or a keychain.  They were also able to pick the charms or beads to attach to the ends, or leave them plain if they preferred. The students really enjoyed creating a different type of art and we had discussions around the fact that art can be useful as much as it is something that hangs on a wall.







 

2014 Highland Ranch Library Art Show

2014 Highland Ranch Library Art Show

Every year we display student work at the Highlands Ranch Library.  The show is up for a month, and the best part is that there are so many people that get to see the show!  I am always very proud of the student’s work.  They all deserve this recognition as they work so hard.

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What do you know about me?

What do you know about me?

These zebras were created by my fifth graders using words that describe them in place of the stripes. Our goal was to learn about the art element COLOR and VALUE, as well as communicate through our art.  I learned a lot about my kiddos through this project.







 

Mugs and Patterns

Mugs and Patterns

The fifth graders created these awesome mugs filled with a beverage of their choice for their Original Works project this year.  Our main goals in this project were to work on pattern and color while creating these beautiful works of art.  Since the students had their choice of colors we talked about making sure that they had good contrast in their drawing so the mugs didn’t disappear into the background.

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The fifth graders created these awesome mugs filled with a beverage of their choice for their Original Works project this year.  Our main goals in this project were to work on pattern and color while creating these beautiful works of art.  Since the students had their choice of colors we talked about making sure that they had good contrast in their drawing so the mugs didn’t disappear into the background.

 

 

 

 

 

Living or Man-made?

Living or Man-made?

This was a fun assignment for the kids.  The goal was to create a new species that combined a human made object with a living thing.  The sky was the limit and they could do whatever they wanted. Some kids researched online, others students did a list of all the things they could think of before beginning their project.  The kids had to be creative when combing these things, and I loved that some went the extra mile and even described their new species!

Clay season in full swing!!

Clay season in full swing!!

I usually save the clay projects for the end of the year because the kids are always so engaged when doing clay.  There are many frustrations with ceramics, things falling apart or things breaking, so the kids have to be really resilient!  Organization is key to getting almost 600 pieces fired and back to the kids without losing anything!  I love when we get to the glazing stage because opening the kiln to all the beautiful, shiny colors is so fun.  It is also amazing to see the kids express their delight when they see how beautiful their projects turned out!

 

2013-2014 Annual DCSD Art Show

2013-2014 Annual DCSD Art Show

The annual DCSD art show is always a wonderful way to celebrate our amazing artists.  The kids made me proud, and we even had two students win Wow! awards this year.  The judges pick 3 students per grade level district wide for this award, so it is a great honor to have two of our students chosen! One of the student’s was also chosen for the district purchase award.  Her work is on display at the district building for three years on a lease.  Her work was chosen to represent all Highland Ranch schools for the intermediate level.

Move-A-Thon Logos 2014

Move-A-Thon Logos 2014

The quest for the 2014 Move-A-Thon logo winner is on!  Students are creating some fantastic designs.  We discuss what a logo is, the purpose being to identify or brand a product or event.  This year’s theme is The Mustand 500: Engage to finish strong. The hard part will definitely be narrowing down all these designs into just ONE winner for our logo design.