First grade did the most adorable ladybugs for the Art to Remember this year. The students were allowed to choose any color for their ladybug, but as you can see most chose to color their ladybugs red. I especially love the swirls around the ladybugs and the different patterns on the sides.
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!
I loved this project! The students chose a scrapbook paper that I had run through a paper crimper. We then drew the cupcake and added a patterned background using any shape we wanted. The students painted the entire thing with watercolor. The final step was to add real sprinkles to the cupcakes. This was by far the most exciting part of this project as I left the kids eat the leftovers.
Our fourth graders created these silhouette projects. They started by using at least two colors to watercolor the background. They used salt to create the “spots” you see. We used this technique because the background was meant to be a sky. Some kids made it into water as well, but the technique still worked. The students then researched the image they wanted to do, using our iPads to help them come up with some ideas. Silhouttes can be challenging because the students have to think about what their image looks like when it is completely black…what should not be colored in and what should be so people know what the image is? We practiced in draft form so we could discover our mistakes before working on our final background paper. I love how unique they all are!
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)