In 4th grade, we learn about Russian Architecture - Onion Domes!
We looked at cathedrals in Russia, especially St. Basil's Cathedral.
I pass out a step-by-step handout (shown below) and we start by drawing on paper with a pencil. Students must overlap their architecture to show space and draw at least 2 details around their building to tell a story.
Once finished, students will place wax paper under their pencil drawing and under the wax paper they place a special type of paper. So they are making a wax paper sandwich.
They redraw everything, it transfers onto the wax then onto the special paper and leaves a wax drawing on the special paper. Then we're able to paint the special paper and there will be a white drawing left where the paint will not go.
This wax paper and the special paper is from a package called Bateek-O.
The musical director at the High School contacted me about making some flowers to be a part of the set for their upcoming musical, The Wizard of Oz and I thought it was a great idea!
All of my 3rd grade classes are making flowers. We are learning about Tints, adding white to a color.
Each student chose 1 color and then added that color to white to create different value.
We actually drew 2 flowers, one big and one small and then we cut them out and glued them together. We curled the edges of the flower to make the POP out at you!
Lastly, we added 2 circles (black and yellow) that had cut slits.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!