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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Germs

I love GERMS!!! 
Well, not really. But, I love these germs creations that kindergarten imagined up!
We looked up images of real germs under a microscope. We studied their shapes, textures & colors, 
Students chose their favorite germ colored construction paper, drew the shape, emphasized it with a black marker line, colored them and added life like eyes. 
They were so HORRIBLE and DISGUSTING!
Good job cARTinals. 


SHAPE, EMPHASIS, DETAILS

COLOR

Add CIRCLE EYES

Watch them GO!

Mrs. Fortner's Kindergarten class.



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Mrs. Ayers Kinder class




Monday, May 15, 2017

Mushroom

My Personal Artwork 
(above)


Handout 
Parts of a Mushroom

 Color Sheet




If this project has little time allowed, then I teach them about mushroom's role in the environment. 
They work as decomposers, taking the dead plants and animals and pulling out any left nutrients from them to grow. They do not need/use sunlight. They do not grow from a seed, instead from spores that are released in the air from the gills of other mushrooms. 
Many mushrooms are unsafe to eat. Some mushrooms attack other plants. 
There is a world of knowledge out there on Youtube and the WWW about these amazing "plants". 
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 Sophi G./Third grade practice 


Lightly Draw out a scene with Mushrooms. 
I had a checklist of what my students were required to have on drawing:
-At least 3 mushrooms
-At least one from a perspective of underneath (showing gills)
-At least one from a perspective of above ( showing cap)
-Use of Overlapping
-Added details in picture (grass, bugs, animals)

 Outline with a permanent black marker
 Fill in background with fat scribbles or dot using a color scheme. 
Keep them close and big. 
It helps later if you outline the outside rim of the paper too.
 Water down paper starting at top and working down to get the marker to smear. 
 I had added some white areas ahead of time with crayon to see how it looked in the end after the water. This is the "resist"




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SeaShells by the SeaShore

Blake, Titus,
 Andrew, olivia, 
Khloe & Taylor 
2nd Grade Artists from Mrs. Craig's class (above)
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Martin, addyson, 
Christopher, no name, 
reighlyn & Alexis 
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Say it ten times fast."She draws sea shells by the sea shore!"
Since Summer is on he horizon, it only seems fitting to draw Summer stuff. Seashells are a great way to teach balance, symmetry, contour line and form.
I created a number of How To Draw Sea Shell worksheets after studying shells myself. I am giving these to the students to practice with drawing the shells.

Students will draw 3 or more shells (all the same or different) in the middle of their paper.
Use a pencil and draw light, till you know it's right. 

Then go darker of use permanent marker. 

Use crayons to color the seashells (use lots of pressure to seal up all paper)
In the center of the paper, with a white crayon, draw small circles clumped together like grape clusters. This will be a line of sea foam that divides the water from the sand. 

 Paint the top protion above shells and bubbles with blues, greens and purples. 
Paint the bottom portion with yellows, oranges and browns. 
You should be able to paint on top of the seashells since you colored hard with crayon. 
The wax will resisit the watercolor and stay unaffected.

Madelynn, KindergARTen


 Alternative Idea

Use brown paper, draw the shells and outline with black marker. 





Monday, April 10, 2017

Crystal Gem Creations

 Brianna (and Sydnie) Working and Complete

Albin in 5th grade in progress and completed..



Maisy working (4th grade)

Hannah Coloring (5th grade)






Before Beginning this project, I sampled out different types of media. I tried drawing the crystal forms with crayons and oil pastels, then painting inside the drawing using a 
Resist Paint Method. 
 Then, I tired using watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons to draw the crystals, the using the wet brush to fill in the gems using the soluble drawing edge.
(see both below)

After Resist and Water Brush


I personally liked the crayon resist method best. It was the least messy and my students have a grasp on the technique from previous projects. 

Below I am using this method to finalize the projects. 
You can use what suits you. 
I googled imaged "Crystal Gem Clipart Black and White"
 Images in order to help the students draw the geometric forms better on their own. I encourage them to draw bigger and darker with crayons in order to get more color detail when painting and have the wax resist work correctly. 
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Example One 
Before Paint with Construction Paper Crayon Drawing

 Example One
After Tempera Water Paints

Example One after cut, glued and added detail


Example Two 
Before Paint, after Drawn with Construction Paper Crayons
  
Example Two 
After Tempera Water Paints

Example Two
After Dry, cut and glued down to construction paper

Example Two
Drawn in more background crystals with Crayons.

HIGHLIGHTER and COLORED PENCIL
(Option 2)
 Use highligter to emphasize the line of the crystal. 
The thicker the easier it will be to keep the next step clean and neat. 

Then, Using colored pencils in a contrasting color, create value starting on the ends of the crystal. 
It should be darker on the ends and lighter in the center to make it appear as though they are translucent. 



HIghlighter and Colored Pencil
4th grader, Reanna,  from Mrs. Thomas's class 
creating her gems