Friday, October 25, 2013

Lines and Primary Colors

First grade students are learning about the art element of line.  In this lesson we focused on learning the names of three straight lines; Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal lines. 

We said that vertical lines stand straight up like a soldier.  Horizontal lines look like they are laying down and taking a nap.  Lastly, we described a diagonal line as looking like it is about to fall over. 

For our lesson, we created three paintings.  In the first paining, we painted only horizontal and vertical lines. In the second painting, we only painted diagonal lines.  In the third painting, we painted all three lines.  We used 8x8 inch paper and I cut small cardboard squares so that the kids can stamp the lines on their paper.  That way, it would ensure the kids were making their lines straight.  Also, stamping is great motor skill practice!  When the paintings were dry, we learned about the Primary colors.  We then added the primary colors using crayons to color in our work. 

Here are some examples of the work. 




Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Color Wheel

Today first graders learned about the color wheel.  Last art class they talked about primary colors and used them in their artwork (I have not yet posted that lesson, but I will!). 

This week we reviewed primary colors and talked about what happens when we mix the primary colors.  When we mix 2 primary colors, we get a secondary color. 

We learned which colors make what by using model magic and creating our color wheel. 
We also watched a music video (below)about the three Primary Colors. 

Child Mixing color

Color Wheel Worksheet



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Middle Eastern Art Name Tiles

Here is some progress on the Middle Eastern Art name tile project.  Some of the students are getting very close to are more pictures of the project.  See the original post HERE.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Watercolor technique

4th graders at both Birch Meadow and Wood End schools are learning about how to use watercolor paint. 

I showed them all 6 techniques that we will use on a project we are in the middle of right now. When that is completed, I will post the lesson. 

I had each student divide their paper into 6 boxes. Each box was numbered and labeled with a specific technique. The sx techniques were: gradient wash, wet on wet, color mixing, picking up paint, resist, and using salt with watercolor paint. 

Here are some examples: