Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowman Portrait

Close-up snowmen!!!

We all had so much fun creating these close-up snowman portraits. Students were really encouraged to think creatively and draw what they would want their snowman to look like. Some students made baseball snowmen, ninjas, snow-women, and even a snow bunny!!! We used oil pastels and drew first in white, then added colors and lastly used black (so the white wouldn't mix with the black). Great Job!!!

Op Art- Learning Colors!

During this lesson, Junior High Students studied op art but my main goal in this lesson was learning about colors. During this lesson we discussed complimentary, analogous, and monochromatic colors. First we used a pencil and ruler to draw the initial steps to the project. Next they were asked to choose two sets of colors, any complimentary, monochromatic, or analogous color. Before they began drawing with the colored pencils, I demonstrated how to shade darker on the edges and lighter in the middle (they used prior knowledge of the Chuck Close project for this assignment). When finished, students were asked to write down which colors they used on their artwork (ex, analogous and monochromatic).

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ornaments with Kinder

This holiday season, the kindergartners made ornaments. They traced three circles in any color they wanted and cut them out. Next , I put little bins of sequins and glue on each table and they glued the circles on first and then added the sequins on the circles. While they were working on that, I went around and put the glitter on the hook for the ornament and made a border for the picture. It was a nice simple project with some glitter and sparkle.. perfect for the holiday season!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Creative Christmas Ornaments

Every Year our district art teachers make ornaments for the holiday season. This year, Junior High students made theirs out of light bulbs. The first step was to cut tissue paper into small squares and glue them on the light bulb with a glue and water mixture (puctured below). They can choose to make a pattern, a solid color or many colors. While that was drying, we started creating our ornaments faces out of felt and buttons. I think that Tacky Glue works the best for this project. The next step is tying the string or ribbon around the light bulb. Finally, we glued the face to the top of the light bulb. Students were really creative, making santa faces, hello kittly faces, reindeer and even a Jack Skellington!!!I think these are going to be a big hit this holiday season!