Art Schedule

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.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome to the Art Room

Welcome to art class!
Students walk down a long hall...

...see the big ART sign and "Be Smart Make Art" ...

... and enter the art room. 
They find a colorful rug to sit on and are ready to make some art.

Each student is assigned a colored table and a number for their assigned seat. The tables are set up in the color wheel order - roy g bv - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.

The tables have colored coded supply boxes with pencils, scissors, glue, glue sticks, sharpies, paint brushes and their own folder for storing work. They also have a clean up caddy with sponges and drying cloths to make clean up easier. 

And here's the paint ready to go set up in warm and cool colors. 

Looks like ART!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pre-k Planters

We had these plain planters in front of our school that needed to be spruced up. 

Pre-k students had a hand in making them more colorful.

Welcome to Tate Woods!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Circle Paintings

First graders learned about concentric circles and created these wonderful circle paintings. 

First they drew their circles with crayon then they filled in with watercolor paint. 

The background unified and completed their composition.

Here they are stacked up on the drying rack.