Saturday, December 11, 2010

First Grade Rainbow Robots

First Grade students viewed and discussed a collection of Nam June Paik's robot sculptures. They used geometric shapes to build the first part of their drawings and then added details with a variety of shapes and line designs. Students had to think of a job that their robots could help them with; some robots help them paint, some to jump rope, some to clean their rooms and others to do their homework. They colored with crayons and painted the background using the rainbow colors in correct ROYGBIV order.

Some of my favorite pieces yet!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Third Grade Clay Bird Ornaments

Third Graders created these bird clay ornaments with stencils and rubber stamps to add texture. Students used acrylic paint and glitter glaze to add the color to their cute birds. An Art teacher in our county shared this lesson at one of our monthly meetings, it was so cute I couldn't pass up the chance to make them! They are very silly and sweet little birds!

Fifth Grade Georgia O'keefe Inspired Works

Fifth Grade students viewed and discussed the work of Georgia O'Keefe. Students drew their own leaf or flower design, making the composition fill the entire page. They first used glue to cover their pencil lines. When the glue was dry, students used metallic markers over top the glue to add a shiny effect. Students then chose a color family from the color wheel and blended them together with chalk. They are truly stunning works of art!