My first grade artists used clay for the first time this school year! After learning about clay and where it comes from, students created clay disks. They used various tools to experiment with and create textures. Then, we used glazes to add color!
To introduce Claude Monet to my second graders, I show YouTube video that shows paintings by the artist. We talk about color and impressionism with this project. Then, students create bridges out of masking tape.
On the second day, students finger paint to reflect Monet's impressionistic style!
We had our third annual ART SHOW last week at Hayshire Elementary. Each student chooses their favorite art project from the school year to put on display for the show. It was a great event! We had a jazz band from the high school perform and a school "spirit dinner".
For this lesson, I get to introduce my students to the word, landscape while reviewing patterns in art. On the first day, students create a simple landscape drawing with black Sharpies after discussing landscapes and how artists draw them. On the second day students add color to their drawings by choosing the background or the foreground to add patterns to. This is a nice lesson for students to practice what they learned about patterns and how to create them.