Art Schedule

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Creepy Carrots

Students at Tate Woods used ipads in the art room to create creepy carrots art for their invitations to the family reading night. They used the free app Hello Crayon which is very easy to use and all had great success!

When students finished their ipad art, they made more carrot art with markers and crayons. 

Creepy Carrots!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

An Art Walk in the Halls of Tate Woods

The halls of Tate Woods are bursting with art! 
Here's a tour of the wonderful art work created by our students.


We're glad you're here to see our art from cats and dogs, to apples in a row and the swirls of Starry Night. 

There's fall trees

and beautiful sunflowers

and we end our tour on the way to the art room. 
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 3, 2014

First Grade Sunflowers

First graders learned a little bit about Vincent Van Gogh minus the ear information although some of them already knew about that unfortunate incident. They looked at his painting of sunflowers and created the most colorful and beautiful art of their own.

They started by drawing random circles on white paper. They used warm colors to paint the petals of the flower and used a small sponge attached to a clothes pin for the brown centers. 

The background was painted in cool colors either with a brush or another small sponge.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Apple Shading

Second graders learned how to shade 3 apples. 
They started by painting a heart shape with tempera paint. 

After the paint dried they divided the paper in half to show a wall and a table. 
They colored the wall with a crayon pattern...

and colored the table with chalk pastel. 

Finally they added stems and highlights and shadows.

Had to share how this student organized their crayons.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Starry Night Interactive

We watched Starry Night Interactive in art class this week in second grade. It brings the painting to life. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Learning About Lines with Mr. Dot

Meet Mr. Dot

First graders learned how to make many kinds of lines watching Mr. Dot go for a walk. 
They love coming in the art room and finding Mr. Dot in different places.  

Above you can see a student created curly, ocean and castle lines.

dashed, wavy and zig zag

spirals, bumpy, cross hatch and curved. 

Then first graders learned how to paint with water colors - use enough water, fill in the shapes, clean your brush when changing colors. Hey! Where's the black and brown paint? They're missing! We save those for specific use or all the paints end up black and brown. Without them, we have beautiful, bright colors to use with the paint set up in color wheel order - Roy G. Bv. First graders learned about lines!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Starry Night

Second graders learned about Van Gogh and looked at his painting Starry Night for inspiration.

They started with hills and spirals and tempera paint. 

Each spiral grows until the sky is filled with paint, a town is created, colored and cut out...

and glitter adds a sparkle to the final creation.