Inspired by Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout by Shel Silverstein, first graders illustrated their family responsibilities. We brainstormed a list of chores and other helpful things students do at home that help their families. I modeled drawing a figure from head to toe, then students were encouraged to add details that showed what chore they do in their own homes. Students completed their drawings the following wee by adding additional details and coloring the background.
Here are my fifth grade students finishing up their global influences self-portrait drawings. On the last day of this unit, some students are working to complete their self portrait drawings, while others who have already finished using iPads to photograph their finished work and upload to Google Drive, while others are logging into Google Classroom via laptop to submit their completed work and complete their artist statements. [Read more…] about Global Influences Abstract Self Portrait Drawings
This year our school has embraced project-based learning with open arms. It has been so exciting to see our school district embracing creativity and critical thinking more and more. Teachers are being encouraged to transform their classrooms into places where students own their learning and are challenged to find solutions to real world problems.
As art teachers, we are lucky to have a leg up in the creativity department. We have been challenging our students to solve artmaking problems with creativity all along! I have found that making a few simple tweaks to my lessons makes them even more engaging to my students. [Read more…] about Introducing Project-Based Learning in the Art Room: Sixth Grade Yearbook Cover Design
My second graders finished their community worker collages last week. A few of these are the completed version of the backgrounds In my last post, but I’ve included a few extras because I love them so much.
Second graders are really starting to understand the concept of overlapping now that they have built their artwork in two separate layers. I was proud to see how many students used overlapping in the backgrounds of their collages before we even added the figure.
My second graders have been working on a collage that shows a community helper and where they work in our community. Last week we sketched, and today we created the background of our collages, which shows the place our selected community helper could be found. Can you guess which community helpers we will be making next week, based on their backgrounds? [Read more…] about 2nd Grade People at Work-Collage Background