Monthly Archives: September 2014

Animals with Pattern!

Animals with Pattern!

We explored pattern and percentages while creating these adorable kitties/puppies for Original Works.  The kids were able to choose whether they wanted to draw kitties or puppies and were also able to come up with whatever patterns they wanted to use inside the bodies. We also discussed contrast when adding color into the eyes, we didn’t want the black pupil to disappear!  Finally, we talked about how the pattern on the body should be 50% black and 50% white. The students did remarkably well with this concept!







Piggies!

Piggies!

The kindies did these adorable piggies for their Original Works this year.  The beginning of the year is always a challenge because the kids have such a wide range of abilities.  The beauty of kindergarten is that by the end of the year they have all grown so much!  We kept our first project very simple and the kids were not given a whole lot of choice in terms of color although they did get to choose their sky color.  I thought it was interesting that even when given the choices most of them stuck with blue!





Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

 

My kids and I saw a lot of hummingbirds at our home over the summer and they are so adorable I decided I had to do a project with my students that featured a hummingbird.  We were working on learning about color, line, shape, and contrast.  I just love how these turned out!
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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.