Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Third graders have been learning their Warm and Cool colors, they are applying the concept of warm and cool colors to their pointillism project. They are also using their knowledge of foreground, background, and horizon line to complete their pointillist work.

We studied the work of George Seurat and his pointillism (dot painting) 

Students drew a tree, and chose either warm or cool colors to create a pointillist amount of leaves.
They used the back end of the brush to create dots in the leaves.

After allowing a day to dry the art, students began drawing a horizon line, small details in the background and at least one detail in the foreground.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shooting Stars

Kindergarten students learned to make 4 different types of lines this week, practicing their neat coloring and even painting with watercolor! I was really impressed with their ability to follow directions and paint with watercolor!

Students used crayons and traced their shooting star on watercolor paper, they then followed along with me on the smartboard, practicing straight, bumpy, zig-zag, and loop de loop lines.These lines would create a tail on their shooting star.

During our second class, we went over painting procedures and learned how to activate the watercolor. Students painted over their crayon lines and it created a wax resist, not allowing any paint to cover the dark crayon lines.