Today, Kindergarten students used our Interactive Whiteboard to learn how to draw. We looked at a photograph of a penguin and discussed the various lines and shapes we noticed. Then, a few students took turns outlining the lines and shapes on top of the penguin photo and a work of art created by a student last year. Practicing digitally helped these little artists, because students were then able to draw the same lines and shapes onto their papers.
They will be painting the snow and the bellies of their penguins next week. The week after that, they will be learning about a career in art, Fashion Design! We will talk about the clothes we are all wearing, the fabrics they are made with, and the colors and designs we see too. We will talk about Fashion Design and how everything we wear was first planned by an artist. Students will be asked to design a "one of a kind" fashionable hat for their penguins. They will cut and glue their hats in place to make sure their penguins are ready for the snow that will be falling soon. Be sure to check our Artsonia gallery soon so you can see their finished Penguins sporting their fashionable hats!
Here is the link to our B.A. Artsonia gallery if you would like to see other artworks by B.A. students: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=1620
We read the book, "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister during art class and we all agreed that sharing is a very important skill to learn. We also admired the illustrations in the book, noticing the shapes and colors of the fish and sea plants.
Students are creating a mixed media piece featuring their own rainbow fish. We had a few minutes at the end of class and students took turns drawing a collaborative rainbow fish. They remembered all of the steps! Soon, their work will be posted to their Artsonia galleries for all to see.
The song featured in this video is titled, "Staircase". by Dan Leigh.
Inspired by the fall season and artwork by artists at one of our buddy schools (Dryden), 3rd grade artists at B.A. created these beautiful pumpkin landscapes. Thanks Mrs. Fuglestad and Dryden artists! Watch the video above to see us working diligently in the art room.
Students used our interactive whiteboard to practice concepts digitally before working physically at their tables. We looked at the lines that Vincent Van Gogh painted in the "Starry Night" and then used our digital markers to trace over some of the swirls and spirals in the painting.
Students then mixed primary colors blue and yellow to make the secondary color green to paint the grass. They mixed primary colors blue and red to make the secondary color purple to paint the wind in the sky.
Artists cut out three pumpkins. We discussed foreground, middleground and background before gluing the pumpkins into place. Some students practiced moving pumpkin shapes around digitally on our interactive whiteboard prior to working physically.
Worksheets and our whiteboard enabled students to practice drawing curved lines on pumpkins prior to drawing them on their artwork to make the pumpkins look more three dimensional and round. The artists cut, glued, and outlined leaves onto their landscapes and outlined their pumpkins and horizon lines as well.
Students will be reminded that Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all that we are thankful for and will have the opportunity to compose artist statements that will appear under their artwork in their Artsonia galleries. See students typing their artist statements in this video below.
I am thankful to be able to share my love of art with my amazing student artists!
Please view the "3rd Grade Pumpkin Landscapes" galleries on Artsonia by clicking the "Artsonia" tab at the top of this page. I am sure that students would be "thankful" to receive comments about their work. Click on the "Comment" bubble on your child's gallery page to send a web comment. Also, remember to log into your Artsonia account to approve comments. After you approve them, they will appear on your child's page. If you need assistance, please contact me using the form on the home page of this website.
Last year, I was able to borrow a Smart Board and projector. I invited third grader, Lola, to demonstrate a few of the ways that we could use an interactive board in art class. This video was shared with administrators in our district. Over the summer, the art room was equipped with a mounted projector that hangs from our ceiling and our own Smart Board! Thank you to all administrators, technology leaders, building and grounds colleagues, and anyone else who may have helped to bring this technology into the art room. A very special thank you to Lola for helping me make this most inspiring video!