Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In the art room we painted huge sheets of paper with lots of colors and used combs and rollers to add texture. Then for the next few weeks we collaged shapes from the painted paper to create animals. Finally we made a foam cover and added more pages on which we could color or write.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
We read the book Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert and were inspired by the bright shapes and colors. The first graders chose from many paper shapes and colors to create animal collages of their own.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The students looked at various sky and sea paintings ranging from the 19th Century European JMW Turner and John Constable to Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. The children drew a horizon line to separate the sea from sky, added land and then painted in tempera. They chose the weather and time of day for their scenes. Afterward we studied lighthouses, taking note of their shape and construction. The children each drew a lighthouse to add to their scene along with boats and other exciting objects.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The First Graders' classroom rainforest study is enhanced in the Art Studio with rainforest art projects. The students each build a giant tree frog and then paint it with vibrant colors and add eyes. The frogs are displayed for their Rainforest Animal Book Publishing Party.