This post covers two class projects. The first project covered word art aka bubble letters. Each student drew their names in bubble letters and turned each letter into a creature. Then the student created an environment for the creatures to live in. The second project the students learned about color theory and created their version of a color wheel.
Bubble Letters & Color Theory
Back to Basics
I have a new set of 170 students for this quarter. We begin art class by learning the basics. We can draw anything if we can break it down into shapes, lines and the alphabet. Here are examples of my students doing just that with step by step animal drawings. I teach 5th and 6th graders.
My students are using their chrome books, a stylus on the touch pad and the online program https://sketch.io/sketchpad/ to create their digital artwork. This assignment called for them to insert an animal image and fill it with patterns. The completed the project by creating an environment for the animal using patterns as well.
I am introducing my students to digital art. We are using a program called Sketchpad io. It is a great program to use with Chromebase devices. I also introduced them to the stylus for drawing. They are able to draw on the touch pad while hold their finger down on the touch pad and drawing with the other hand. Some students have a touchscreen and are able to use the stylus there as well. These designs are called Radial Symmetry or Mandalas.
We Are Back!!!
We are back to "in person" school. I am teaching one virtual class along with 5 in person classes. It is a great deal of work but we will make it happen. Here are some examples of my students work. We were studying Balance/Unity in work. They had to use the tools they had which were sketchbook, pencil, sharpie and crayons/color pencils. They did a great job.
We would like to congratulate our 6th Grade students who placed in the Helen Mears Art Contest. Listed below are our winners!!!
GROUP 1 - PAINT. Including watercolor, oil
1st Place Alina P. Title - Celestial Beings (Tin Foil Project)
2nd Place Olivia S. Title - StarBurst (Radial Symmetry Project)
3rd Place Lizzie M. Title - At the Beach (Pop Art Project)
Honorable Mention Micah W. Title - Earth & Water (Radial Symmetry Project)
Honorable Mention Hailey G. Title - The Turtle Clan (Tin Foil Project)
Honorable Mention Emma D. Title - Playful Day (Pop Art Project)
GROUP 3 - COLOR. Including oil pastels, chalk, pencil
3rd Place Paige B. Title - Summer Sky (Van Gogh Project)
For the month of February, the 5th graders started their pop art projects. The project consist of learning how to draw detailed textures, sharpie textures, erasing and learning creative coloring. Once the drawing is finalized, the students will begin adding their creative coloring to each section. Creative coloring is the combining of two colors.
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For the month of February, the 6th graders started their portfolio projects. They will learn how to draw bubble letters. Once learned, they will draw their name in bubble letters and change each letter into an object. They will add creative coloring to finalize the project.
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I'd like to welcome my new 308 students of 5th and 6th graders. We will have a great time learning new art techniques and working on our art skills. We started with a step by step drawing of a pig for 5th and a dog for 6th. I would draw a step, then the students would follow suite. I taught them that you can draw anything using lines, shapes and the alphabet. After drawing their animal, they drew the environment for their animal, sharpied, erased the pencil and colored using markers.
Coming up!!! - 5th grade will work on a pop art project called "The Apple". The 6th grade will work on designs for their portfolios.
This month the 5th graders are working on their parrot or lion painting. They will draw the animal in its habitat and sharpie it. Once sharpied they will erase all the pencil. The final step is to paint using watercolor paint cakes and watercolor pencils.
This month the 6th graders will be working on a radial symmetry design. They create a design on a pie slice shape. Using tracing paper, they trace and flip the design in a circle. They will follow up with using sharpie on the design and filling it in with color.
2019 - September & October
Welcome back to a great new school year in art class. We just finished up our portfolio project where students drew their names in bubble letters and then changed the letters into items.
For October we are working on our Pop Art project in both 5th and 6th grade.
We also currently have 7 art club members entered into the Lion's Club art contest. We will find out who the winner is in November. Best of luck!!!
The 5th grade will learn how to deconstruct a picture in order to redraw it. They will participate in drawing exercises that teach them how to break down what they want to draw into lines and shapes. Then the students will move on to create a Lion/Parrot drawing they will paint with watercolors.
The 6th grade will learn about motion and focal points in art...what is the artist trying to get us to see. They will study the work of Vincent Van Gogh and recreate one of his famous painting called, "Starry Night", using oil pastels.
In the month of September both the 5th and the 6th grade worked on Pop Art projects. This is an introduction to art and expectations. The students worked on their drawing skills, tracing and creative coloring.
In the month of October both grades worked on creating portfolios to house their artwork. It is a fun project where the student learns how to create lettering, mapping out a drawing space, enhancing the work with creative coloring and changing letters into unique objects.
In the month of November the 5th grade is learning how to draw a still life drawing using contour lines. The final project will be on black paper using construction paper crayons. These specialized crayons, when used on black construction paper, make the drawing glow. The 6th graders are working radial symmetry. The technique requires a design on tracing paper that is repeated on a radial pie 12 times. Afterwards the student traces over the design with a sharpie to ink the project and will color in the design with color sharpies. It is a favorite with my students.