2nd Grade Owls

We did a Square 1 Art fundraiser for PTO at one of my schools this winter. Each grade participated, it was a huge success! 2nd grade all did owls. First we did a directed drawing in oil pastel. The students had to show texture and repetition with the feathers. Then they used liquid watercolor to…

Jim Dine Hearts

Jim Dine Hearts This is a lesson I did rather last minute when I was asked to put up a Valentines Day display in the school front entrance but it has turned into one of my favorite lessons that I might repeat again. supplies: 8X11 white sulfite paper 9X12 colored construction paper oil pastels watercolor…

Catching Snowflakes

Second Grade made these adorable oil pastel drawings. I have gotten more compliments about this project than any other this year. Some teachers wanted to hang one in their own house! Many were reminded of Charlie Brown comics. It was also popular among the students, they felt very successful with this lesson, I think it’s…

Value Pumpkins

Value Pumpkins For this lesson my second graders learned about the element of art VALUE. Materials: purple 9×12 construction paper construction paper crayons: white, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, pink-orange, dark blue discuss the element of art – value demo how to create value on an object students each draw a large pumpkin with blue crayon –…

Reaching for the Stars Mural

School wide collaborative project: Reaching for the Stars I wanted to start the school year with a collaborative collage mural to give the students a sense of teamwork and unity for the start of the school year. It also helped me as a first time art teacher starting out with one project using simple supplies….