Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sailing Through First Grade

Sailing Through First Grade

The first graders learned about shape, line, color, and perspective when we did these adorable sailboats. We used watercolor, and maker or oil pastel (student choice).

Art Enrichment Clay Masks Inspired by Kimmy Cantrell

Art Enrichment Clay Masks Inspired by Kimmy Cantrell

These masks were so cool!  We did this as an after school art enrichment.  We studied artist Kimmy Cantrell’s work, and then the students designed their masks on paper prior to working with the clay. We added texture, cut outs (negative space), and color of course!

Kindie Scarecrows

Kindie Scarecrows

Our kindies did a fantastic job on their scarecrows.  We worked on drawing nice and big, filling the space to create unity, working with basic shapes to create these scarecrows.  We also talked a lot about pattern, color, and contrast.

Patterned Turtles

Patterned Turtles

The second graders did these awesome turtles while learning about pattern, value, and contrast.  We also talked about percentages when they did the patterns because the turtle shell patterns were supposed to be about 50% black and 50% white.