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Good news Northwood students – our Art to Remember fundraiser is STILL ON! Even though I didn’t get to pass out order forms before we left school, you can still order by CLICKING HERE.
When you type in your first and last name, you will be able to see all of the wonderful products available to purchase featuring YOUR amazing artwork.
Every purchase supports art at NWES 🙂
❤ Mrs. K
This lesson is inspired by Deep Space Sparkle. I fell in love with this project the moment I saw it. I wanted to turn it into a one day lesson for students to complete right before Valentine’s Day so I decided to have students make theirs very small.
We used a 4×4 piece of paper, a heart template (made from poster board), a ruler, and colored pencils. First we followed the Deep Space Sparkle directions to section off the heart into polygons and triangles to make it looks like a gemstone. 4th graders are learning about angles in math so this was a great connection.
Then students used colored pencils to color in their designs. These are so cute and they were the perfect little Valentine’s Day project!
❤ Mrs. Katzin
I am so into this method of printmaking right now! I have seen it called marker printing but after a student pointed out that it was so similar to temporary tattoos we decided to rename it. 🙂
An art teacher friend Adrianna introduced this method to me a while back and I couldn’t wait to use it with my students.
You will need: white paper, an old transparency plastic page (any thick plastic will work), water base markers, a sponge, and water.
The first step is to color on the plastic film.
Next, you use a sponge to dampen the paper.
Then you flippity flop the transparency over so it is marker side down and you gently rub.
When you peel the plastic away, you are left with a stunning monoprint!
I did this technique with 2nd & 5th grade and used the papers to weave. 2nd graders created bird houses and 5th graders did simple weaving.
I love these so much and cannot wait to use this technique again! I think it would be beautiful as a background to a self-portrait or a background for a Styrofoam printed lesson.
❤ Mrs. K
The idea for this project comes from my friend Katie over @SweetAppleESArt. I knew this would be a great cross-curricular lesson for my 5th graders as soon as I saw her fabulous examples on Twitter 🙂
On the first day, students used bubble wrap to create a print. They mixed yellow, turquoise, and magenta tempera paint to create a spectrum of lovely colors. We also watched the BrainPop video about Pop Art so students could be inspired by some of the great artists of the movement. We had a little chat about how artists of the time were responding to current events and society to make a new and exciting type of art.
The next day, students brainstormed an onomatopoeia of their choice. 5th graders learn about onomatopoeia so this was a great language arts connection!
They could pick one from a word bank or use one that they already knew. They sketched their word on sketch paper and drew it in bubble letters. Students were encouraged to illustrate their word further. For example, if the word was “oink” they could add pig details. The kids were SO creative with this and really used their imaginations to make some cool designs!
The kids drew their word onto a piece of colorful construction paper and traced their lines with sharpie. They cut and mounted the word onto another piece which was then cut and mounted again. Each paper was cut with a zig-zag or scalloped line to create a cool pop art effect.
Great job 5th grade!
❤ Mrs. K
This one day lesson was perfect for a filler project at the end of the school year. I love teaching step-by-step drawing lessons because students feel more empowered when they can be successful. Going step-by-step is a great way to make sure everyone is flowing through the drawing process smoothly.
We began by following this guide for drawing a donut:
Students traced over their lines with Sharpie and then colored the sprinkles with Crayola Twistables. Then, they painted over their design with watercolor paint.
This project was great for 2nd-5th graders. I love how unique each one is, just like my amazing students!
❤ Mrs. K
This was a fun one day project that all ages enjoyed. We started off by tracing 3 hearts onto a piece of 6×9 paper. The hearts were made using the die-cut machine with poster board.
Students filled each heart with patterns and traced over their lines with sharpie. Then, they used watercolors to paint their designs.
This easy-peasy one day lesson was perfect for the end of the school year.
❤ Mrs. K
Spring Art Club kicked off with ceramic cups. This project was super fun and engaging. Students started off with a slab of clay. I am so grateful for my North Star Table Top Slab Roller which I purchased with SPLOST funds last year. It makes rolling slabs a breeze! I rolled the slabs in the morning so they had some time to firm up before afternoon art club.
When the kids arrived, they wrapped a plastic grocery bag around a standard sized can. Wrapping the can keeps the wet clay from sticking. They carefully wrapped their slab around the bagged can and scratch-&_attached a slab bottom.
Next it was time to decorate the cups. The kids used coils, slabs, and pinching methods to design a creative, one-of-a-kind ceramic cup.
Usually I would let a large and dense clay project like this dry out for at least a week but we were kind of in a time crunch. Luckily, there was a nice sunny day the next day and I set the cups outside to dry. (pictured below with some second grade sundials)
I fired them veeeerrrrry slowly in the kiln and luckily there were no explosions. The kids were so excited to paint the next week!
These turned out super fantastic, they will be perfect for holding pens & pencils or other trinkets!
❤ Mrs. K
The idea for this lesson comes from @artwithmrsnguyen!
The first week of this project, we practiced mixing tints and shades. We used this worksheet. Students could choose green, purple, magenta, turquoise, or blue for their artwork. I have found that these colors create the most aesthetically pleasing tints and shades. Red, yellow, and orange tend to get a bit dull or sometimes gross/scary looking.
The next week, students created tints and shades on a square piece of paper. They started with white in the middle to be the moon and then mixed colors going in circular brush strokes outward.
The next week, we added the details step-by-step.
I think these paintings are just so enchanting!
❤ Mrs. K
These little paper snow globes are the perfect one-day project right before winter break! The inspiration form this comes from Pinterest 🙂
We read the book Snowmen at Night. Students were inspired to create different scarves and hats for their snowman and they also noticed how shading a circle made it have form.
We created the designs step-by-step:
The kids did a fab job with these, almost everyone was successful and ended up with something they were super proud of. I don’t usually do such “crafty” projects but every once in a while (especially the week before winter break) it can be fun!
❤ Mrs. K