The artist, Keith Haring, is a great way to have your students learn how to draw the human figure. Haring's work is bright, funny, and eye-catching!
Students will draw at least 6 figures that have:
Their figures can not have any details inside
In December, the 3rd graders start learning about multiplication. I thought this lesson would be perfect to incorporate now that the 3rd graders have learned the basics of multiplication. I found this lesson on the One Happy Art Teacher Blog and I thought it was such an interesting way to use math in art!
• Use Graph Paper
• Separate each number with equal squares
• Shift the problem over each time and then back that way the entire artwork has a cool shape.
• Colored Sharpie Marker for the Multiplication Fact
• Colored Pencil for the Patterns
The 4th graders have started making a landscape of Birch Trees.
Their trees need to show space by using foreground, middle ground and background correctly. The students will be using masking tape to make their trees.
Once they finish taping their trees they will use watercolors to paint their sky. If you look at the sky closely, you'll notice it had a marbled texture. This texture is created by using salt. When the watercolor paint is still wet sprinkle some salt ontop and the salt will absorb some of the paint! So cool, so simple!
The ground will be left white, so it looks like snow, except they will be painting shadows for the trees. After the watercolor had dried they will peel off the tape to reveal a white birch tree. Then students will draw black horizontal lines to complete their birch trees. They will also paint half of the tree a light gray to show value
When we create this landscape, I also like to talk about how important the Birch Tree is the Native Americans. The birch trees are a very important part of the Native American culture, especially the Ojibwe tribe. Native Americans use the birch bark to make containers, wigwams and canoes.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!