Category Archives: Fifth Grade

Printmaking Inspired by Andy Warhol

Printmaking Inspired by Andy Warhol

Fifth grade learned about Pop Art and Andy Warhol when doing this project.  They were shown a presentation , then came up with two different ideas.  From there the students chose their favorite image (some did both images) for their project. They were given Styrofoam to make their printing plate. We then colored the printing plate with markers. To print their plate they wet a piece of paper with a clean sponge, so the paper was damp. The marker then transferred to their paper!

Patriotic Silhouettes

Patriotic Silhouettes

Franklin has a long standing tradition of celebrating and honoring our veterans.  This project was done by our fifth graders and will decorate the walls of the school to honor our veterans.  The students had to create a silhouette, which is always a bit challenging since the kids have to think in terms of outlines only.  We talked about adding different values in the sky and making sure we had a balance of color to offset the harshness of the black.  The students used watercolor and acrylic paints for this project.

Koi Fish

Koi Fish

The fifth graders did a great job on their koi fish.  We drew them together, but the students were allowed to change things such as eyes and fins. The students then learned how to shade with oil pastels.  They could do their fish any color they wanted, but had to use three values in the scales for the shading. When they were done with coloring the fish I explained that they needed to mix together at least two colors in the background, using wet-in-wet. We discussed the importance of contrast when choosing a background color.

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!