Art Schedule

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Colored Prints

After printing with a brayer and printing ink, second graders cut out their prints, mounted them and colored the details with construction paper crayons. Beautiful!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Second graders learned how to make prints in art this week.

They started with a burnishing tool and printing foam. They used the tool to draw a design into the foam which became their printing plate. The same thing can be done using the foam from a meat tray - washed well with the rim trimmed off  - and a dull pencil.

Next they gathered colored paper, a magazine for a clean working surface and a carrying tray for the finished prints.

We used a tray for the printing ink and a brayer to roll the ink onto the printing plate. 

Each student made 3 prints and had to manage a clean surface, good ink distribution and efficient clean up because that black ink was messy!

Here are some finished prints on the carrying tray. We will trim, mount and add color for our final product. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkins on a Zentangle Background

Second graders learned how to draw intricate patterns in a Zentangle style. They used sharpie markers and colored some areas in an A/B pattern. They also learned how to draw a realistic pumpkin. 

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.