Archive | December, 2014

MS Art Elective – Animal Portraits in Pencil – December 2014

Middle School Elective students learned how light, shadow, and texture work together by using artist pencils to create a realistic animal portrait on paper. Students first experimented with the different types of pencils (pencils with “b” leads are soft and show up darker, pencils with “h” leads are hard and show up lighter) by created […]

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MS Art – Zentangle Animals – December 2014

Based on what they discovered while creating Zentangles, Middle School Art students drew Zentangle animals. As with the smaller-format Zentangles, students drew an animal on large paper using pencils, then divided that animal into sections. Students then filled each section with patterns, using fine point permanent markers. Finally, if time allowed, they painted their animal […]

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4/5 Art – One Point Perspective Aspen Trees – December 2014

Students in 4/5 Art spent several class sessions making these beautiful aspen tree paintings, while learning about one-point perspective. First, they drew a vanishing point and drew pairs of lines to the vanishing point to make tree trunks. Then they masked off the tree trunks and watercolor painted the sky around the tree trunks. Once […]

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K/1 Art – Pinch Pots – December 2014

K/1 students got an opportunity to try their hands at sculpting, when they made pinch pots. First, we discussed what a pot is, and how different pots can be used. Then, using Model Magic, a sculpting compound that is fun to play with, students made a variety of pots. After letting them dry for a […]

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