Friday, November 9, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I don't know what's going on this year, but I am so excited about Christmas!  I mean, I always am, but for some reason this year I just can't wait!  :)  In the art room we seem to run out of time to finish our Christmas projects, so this year I'm determined to get them completed before Christmas!  Here's a little preview of what we're starting!

Fourth grade began their poinsettia paintings by sketching the flowers.  We started with a star in the center and then drew leaves from each point.  Also on the first day we painted the first five petals with a dark burgundy red.

3rd grade began their "shiny bright" Christmas ornaments.  We traced the circles onto white paper, drew a highlight, then painted each circle to make a sphere using analogous colors.  Analogous colors are beside each other in the color wheel and they blend beautifully!

More pictures to come as the projects develop! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Halloween, pumpkins, and witch legs, oh my!

I'm a little out of season posting this, as Halloween was last week, but my kids have been busy working on various Halloween and fall projects!  Fourth grade at Millingport learned about shading and analogous colors while working on their oil pastel pumpkins.

 Fifth grade also had a review of analogous colors and we learned how to make a twisted stem!

Some of them got a little carried away with their twisting... and they ended up looking a little like Dr. Suess pumpkins

3rd grade created "witchy legs" with construction paper and black tuile for the bottom of the skirt!  I got this idea from a friend and fellow art teacher Michelle Osborne!  Check out her blog here: