Yesterday, I purchased some pumpkins but unfortunately I was unable to carve them because of a thumb injury. So instead, I spray painted them! I used gold spray paint and some turquoise paint on the smaller one.
I then used my handy, dandy hot glue gun to glue some black and green ribbon. I also added a lace flower with buttons that are spray painted gold and a green ribbon rolled into a flower shape.
This was way easier and less messy than carving!
4th Graders make a color wheel complete with Primary, Secondary and Intermediate Colors
The first thing we do is draw the circles and label each color - it makes everything easier!
Their Color Wheel needs to have:
Primary Colors - Red, Blue, Yellow
Secondary Colors - Orange, Green, Purple
Intermediate Colors - Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Blue-Purple, Red-Purple
This year, we will be taking all of our color wheels to make a giant collaboration project in celebration of One Book, One School: The Cricket in Times Squares
We will be combining all the paper plates together to make a Chinese Dragon! More Pictures coming!
I pass out 2 handouts, one about hieroglyphics and one that shows how to draw an Egyptian Portrait.
Students must decide to do either a profile (side) portrait or a forward facing portrait.
I created a face tracer to eliminate the teeny, tiny faces that are usually drawn. Students draw the rest themselves: eyes, nose, mouth, headdress, patterns and hieroglyphics.
Materials: Pencil First, Outline in Sharpie and Regular Tempera Paint PLUS Gold Metallic Paint
This lesson has been a recurring art lesson for my 3rd graders for the past 5 years and it has been a hit every year!
I start with presenting Matryoshka Dolls (Nesting Dolls) and Russia to my students. We look at different examples of Nesting Dolls and look at the similarities between the dolls.
Students choose a theme for their dolls and use tracers to get the right size for each doll. They starts with only 4 dolls but if they finish early they may add 2 more.
4th graders are having a great time creating their own version of Keith Haring Graffiti.
In this lesson, we look at the Artist, Keith Haring and his artwork.
We talk about how to make a drawing look like it is moving by adding "Action Lines"
They first draw in pencil, outline in sharpie marker and then add color
4th graders are creating their own Zentangles. Zentangles are an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Each student uses either their first letter of their first name or first letter of their last name. They outline their bubble letter in sharpie marker and then create surrounding patterns.
They write their name so it touches each side of the paper, that way it separates the paper into sections. They use a sharpie pen to make the patterns.
Once finished with patterns, they may add color by using a marker bleeding technique. The marker bleeding technique is explained and shown in a different lesson on this Art of Ed link.
Welcome Back! The beginning of the year has just flown by!
The 3rd graders started off the year celebrating International Dot Day which came from the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. For this art lesson, students created 2 dots, drawing lines, shapes and patterns with Sharpie. We talked about colors and students would have one dot with Warm Colors and one with Cool Colors.
When students finished their dots, I collected them to be glued all together in ONE GIANT DOT! 8 Displays from 8 Classes!
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!