Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lighthouse Seascapes Weather Study - 3rd grade

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

Giant Rainforest Tree Frogs

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.