Thursday, November 21, 2013

1/2 and 1/2

The 6th graders started this project the other day and I really like how some of them are turning out. we found a picture in a magazine, we tore the picture in half, glued one half down, and then they had to draw the other half.  More are on the way.

Pattern Leafs

This is the most recent 4th grade project.  We started this project with a large leaf stencil, that I traced from a leaf outside our school.  After the students traced around the stencil, we separated it into sections and then they had to fill the inside with patterns.  This took a whole class period, the next class period we painted the background, I let them paint it any colors they would like.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ceiling Tiles Pt 1

Each year the Art Club makes a ceiling tile for my class room.  The students find an artist that is not already selected and then recreate their work onto the tile.  WHen they are done they are hung on the ceiling immortalizing them as Art Club Members.  These are the ones that are done so far this year.  A picture of my ceiling will follow with the rest of the completed tiles.

Op Art Hands

So this project was pretty good for the students to practice their color scales, it just took a long time for them to complete, I think a lot lost interest when they saw the large task a head of them.  I think next time I may try to use smaller paper than 12x18.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Complementary Colors

I saw this project over Here and I liked it so much I used it with my 5th graders.  This was a great project to drive home the Complementary colors with the students.  We started with tracing their hands then coloring them with a marker and tried to use curves when we colored.  After that we found the complementary color to the hands and then we put swirls and targets in the background.