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Sunday, October 20, 2013

2nd and 3rd grade Grunge Tigers!

With 2nd and 3rd grade I wanted to start with something really fun, bold and new. My girls LOVE letting their paint drip and watching it trail along the paper making colorful lines. I decided to do something using this idea!

 I have done neon tigers before but not quite like this.  I let the students choose which animal was their favorite before we started and they chose tigers! We started with viewing lots of images of tigers from books. We talked about and examined the stripe patterns in different kind of tigers. Then we drew them first with black crayon and painted with black paint to make bold dark stripes. 

Students used neon paint and I started my example like this. On top of the nose. I only gave them pink, blue, and yellow (primary colors) I told them to paint a large yellow a stripe across the nose and then a blue one above it, blend in the middle so that all three colors are showing. I made sure to tell them that when they mixed the colors not to cover the original color so that the tiger has many many colors when its done.

I gave them tracers for decorations or they could make their own

Splatter/ dripping stations were set up on one side of each table so they wouldn't splatter paint the people across from them 

They tap the brush with their finger, NOT fling with the wrist/arm!
black tempera was used for drips at the top

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall is HEre!!

I'm back!! I have been so busy this year, I cannot believe its already October and I have not updated since MAY!!! We had an amazing summer, it just flew by so fast!

                                     This is our newest family member, "Bunbun" that we got this summer. He's the cutest bunny alive!

So many things have changed and I am now teaching at a new campus.  We are doing SO many fun things in the art room so I will continue to post for a few days until I catch up!! Today for my first super long post, I wanted to write about some of the fun Fall projects we have going on! Students have been learning about pumpkins and creating some beautiful Fall pumpkin patches and scarecrows! We even started some cool glow in the dark spider webs today!

Third grade made these watercolor pumpkins that turned out beautifully! They also used glow in the dark paint for the stars and moon!

That had to draw 3-4 overlapping pumpkins and we gave them value and made them look shiney!

Fourth grade made these "Pumpkin Piles"
They used chalk pastels, and glow in the dark paint for the stars

 Kindergarten and first grade made these awesome scarecrows! They all turned out so cute and different! We added straw for the hair and buttons. First we talked about how to make the face happy, sad, mad etc. They started with black crayons doing a draw along,
Then they used oil pastels to color the shirt, corn, crow, eyes, nose, and grass lines.

 Then they painted the sky, grass, and the hat with watercolors

Kindergarten and First grade made these squirrels last week. We did a draw-along first, and then they colored the pumpkin and squirrel with oil pastels. Next they glued a white acorn on him and painted it gold. They painted the tail gold too. I made little arms that they glued on and added some fur. The kids added details that reflected themselves. I love how this student added a chef's hat because he likes to cook!!

 Bunbun is ready for HAlloween, are you?

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