Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cool Site

This site was designed to allow students to explore the principles and elements of art:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Crazy Pumpkin Designs

We are going to paint paper plates using what we have learned about color. What two colors from the color wheel combine to make orange? Thats right! Yellow and red make orange. Students will paint paper plates and then use construction paper to design crazy pumpkins. The outcome should be a variety of unique pumpkin faces. Project inspired by adorable idea below:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Elements of Art

There are seven main elements of art:
& Color

We are going to learn about each of these elements and create a booklet displaying our new understanding. The Elements of Art should guide student thinking and open their minds to new ideas as art projects are completed both in and outside of class.

For more information view: WIKIPEDIA

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Marbled Paper

Although it is a messy activity, we're going to try and make marbled paper in class. Here is my at home attempt and a LINK for step-by-step instructions. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Leaf Rubbings

We're going to explore leaf rubbings to learn about texture and play with color. I am excited to gather leaves with my students and do a variety of types of rubbings. Below are some fun examples and a LINK for step-by-step directions.