Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Week 3 - Adventures in the art room...

Students have been spotted "Random Dancing" in the art room and I might have been spotted doing my robot dance with them... oh, the things teachers will do - such a hard job :)

Bradley artists have been very busy the past two weeks creating masterpieces (while they aren't dancing)... 3rd graders have been working on drawing and painting some amazing landscapes using watercolor paint. Our theme: "Hawaiian Sunsets" and students learned about foreground, middle ground, and background. The colors for this lesson were the colors of the rainbow.... makes me want to go to Hawaii!

3rd graders were not the only ones busy creating! 2nd graders were also painting using watercolor paint, but they were learning about warm and cool colors. We first talked about the correct ways of holding our paint brush (yes, second graders needed reminders) and then talked about the proper way of swirling our brush in our watercolor paint. To keep with the swirling theme, we painted large swirls in warm colors on one sheet and cool colors on the other sheet. Next, we cut both of our sheets and made a puzzle alternating our warm and cool colors. If you hear your 2nd grader chanting the word "swirl"... it is because I had them repeat the word over and over in the art room :) At this point they might even be saying it in their sleep! Mission accomplished.

4th and 5th graders will be finishing their current art projects soon and I will post some of those pictures as soon as they are completed.

Stay tuned for next week - the first "Artist of the Week" for the 2013-2014 school year will be announced on Monday morning at school and their amazing pieces of art will be displayed at school and here! So exciting!!!

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