Monday, October 29, 2012

Can't Pick My Favorite

Decisions, decisions. I can't seem to focus long enough to finish anything. SQUIRREL! I have a ton of new kid's art to post, yet I don't have time to do it. I have been writing and painting, but can't stop to say anything about it. I love to blog and share and it drives me crazy when I don't live up to my mental commitments.

Yes, I'm notorious for being hard on myself. If I didn't have goals though, it'd be easy to find a million shows on TV to watch, cozying up on the couch with a blanket and a kitty cat. I wouldn't contribute much to the world, but I know what cat that wouldn't mind that.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Elementary Art - CONTOUR LINES

Introducing Shape as an Art Element– Contour/Negative and Positive

Talking about positive and negative shape. The positive shape is the object. The shape of the
space surrounding the object is the negative shape. We will work with contour lines around the object.

Project: Glue a shape onto the middle of the page and draw contour lines around the shape.

                Goal: Fine motor skills

                Materials: Card stock, pencil, glue stick, cut shape.

Kindergarten Students exploring
contour lines around a solid object
Art Palette - 3rd grader - contour lines on the negative shape
Scissors - 1st grader - contour lines around the positive shape

2nd Grade Student - Combo of Insect directed draw
and contour lines

3rd Grade Student - Contour lines around
Positive object

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Elementary Art - LINE

Art Elements: Lines, Shapes, Patterns
Grades: Kindergarten - Fifth

There can be three insects that look the same in shape and size, but can differentiate with patterns and colors. Exploring shapes and patterns together first. Repetition helps children remember lines and shapes.

Project: Using the repetition of three insect shapes initiated by a direct draw. Each insect must be unique in color and patterns on the body, wings, antennae, etc.

                Goal: Fine motor skills, memory

                Materials: Card stock, pencil, black marker, colored pencil or crayon.

Kindergarten Student

Kindergarten Student

First Grade Student

First Grade Caption