WEEK: 7 DATE: September 29, 2014

Nursery/Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten: Eric Carle’s Brown Bear

It’s Reading Week once again!  Students are encouraged to read books.  To celebrate, we will be paying tribute to different children’s authors.  We will be making paintings in the style of Eric Carle’s book “Hungry Catapillar”.

 

First/Second Grade: Cat in the Hat Drawing and Landscape

For Dr. Suess day, we will be learning the style of the most popular children’s book artist.  We will be focusing on Cat in the Hat and how to make a Seussian landscape. 

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Make your own Book Cover

We will be designing covers based on our favorite books.  Students will go to the library or choose one from their collection at home and redesign the cover in their style.

 

 

 

Fifth Grade: Make your own Book Cover

We will be designing covers based on our favorite books.  Students will go to the library or choose one from their collection at home and redesign the cover in their style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Mosaic

WEEK: 6 DATE: September 22, 2014

 Nursery/Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten: Color Wheel Circle Painting

This week, we will be continuing to learn about our colors.  We will explore what makes colors change when they are introduced to one another.  We will also explore what makes colors cool and hot.  Once we learn

 

First/Second Grade: Clay Figurines

We will be getting our hands wet with our first clay modeling assignment.  Students will learn some techniques and will make their own clay figurine.

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Negative Space People

This week we will be looking at negative space.  Students will be creating a negative shape person by tracing out a form using pencils and scissors.  They will choose various colors to use as their backgrounds to put behind their figures. 

 

Fifth Grade: Negative Space People

This week we will be looking at negative space.  Students will be creating a negative shape person by tracing out a form using pencils and scissors.  They will choose various colors to use as their backgrounds to put behind their figures. 

WEEK: 5 DATE: September 15, 2014

Nursery/Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten: Circle Painting

We will be building on our introduction to shapes with a painting exercise to develop our young artists’ ability to make circles.  Students will create a painting where they have to create circles and then trace the outsides.  This will be our first painting of the year, so there will be a lot to learn!

 

First/Second Grade: Animal Mosaic

Throughout the year we will use recycled materials.  During this lesson, students will learn about the ancient art of mosaic.  We will be using the scraps from previous assignments to create mosaic animals. 

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Negative Space People

This week we will be looking at negative space.  Students will be creating a negative shape person by tracing out a form using pencils and scissors.  They will choose various colors to use as their backgrounds to put behind their figures.  

 

Fifth Grade: Negative Space People

This week we will be looking at negative space.  Students will be creating a negative shape person by tracing out a form using pencils and scissors.  They will choose various colors to use as their backgrounds to put behind their figures.  

 

 

 

 

WEEK: 4 DATE: September 8, 2014

Nursery/ Pre-K /Kindergarten: Color Wheel/Primary Hands

This week will be learning our colors and how to mix them.  Students will be making a color wheel and using their knowledge of primary and secondary colors to

 

First/Second Grade: Chalky City Scape

We will be building upon our techniques we learned using vine charcoal last week to create a landscape using pastels. 

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Negative Space People

Students will be learning about silhouettes this week.  Students will create their own figure drawings and then cut around the outside to make an interesting composition.

 

Fifth Grade: Fall Line Leaves

Its autumn again and with it the falling of leaves.  We will be using leaves for a rubbing and painting experiment.  Students will be encouraged to use their creativity in completing this assignment.