Thursday, March 20, 2014

Self Portraits

Just a few of this year's 4th grade self portraits! Click here to see the original post from last year!

Mini Mondrians

This was a new project this year. 1st grade loved it! I think their favorite part was pulling off the painters tape and seeing what it looked like after painting! Great opportunity to teach shapes and the complimentary colors.  

Eric Carle Animals

Some of this years Eric Carle animals. Here is the original post from last year. You have to scroll down to the dragon.... it's the best!

Simple Color Scheme Vases

With these vases we discussed symmetry, color schemes (monochromatic and complementary), organic shapes, and lines. The process is pretty self-explanatory. This was a project we did for art to remember!

Andy Warhol Hand "Prints"

This is a great project for preschool, Pre-K, or adaptive art. it took about 3-4 hours to complete (broken up into 30 minute sessions). In my current school, I have 3 and 4 year olds. With 3 year olds, they needed help tracing and cutting out their hands. the 4 year olds had no problem! Some things we discussed and learned about were:
  • Colors
  • Tracing
  • Gluing
  • Cutting
  • Coloring (outlining and coloring without scribbling- and doing so in the same direction to cover the entire square)
  • What a "print is"
  • Who Andy Warhol was

On display

Keith Haring

My Jr. High students learned about Keith Haring and his unique style before making their own Keith Haring. I encouraged them to have figures that were moving, as Keith Haring would have. We used bright colors and little to no color variation. 6th grade colored theirs in with marker, while 7th and 8th painted with watercolor. I would recommend the watercolors.... they turned out much nicer. The last one is my favorite.
This gal loves herself some bball

This guy is a soccer star

This kid just likes to practice his moves on the trampoline

Don't leave your dog outside unattended.... lesson learned.

Volleyball player

Softball player

She loves to dance

Pie. Is. His. Life.