Our State Flower and Bird

4th Grade Visual Arts – Our State Flower and Bird This lesson makes a curriculum connection to 4th grade SOCIAL STUDIES, the history on North Carolina. We looked at the state bird and the state flower for this lesson. We also looked at the paintings of watercolor artist Hailey E Herrera who has painted many…

Chihuly’s Macchia Bowls

  Fourth grade learned about world famous American glass artist Dale Chihuly. [Times photos: James Borchuck] They made their own version of his glass Macchia bowl series using plastic! They used a special kind of plastic, Dura-Lar Acetate Alternative, that hold it’s shape after heated up and cooled down, similar to glass. To create their…

Snowmen Selfies

  4th Grade Multiple Perspective Snowmen Objective: Have students learn that they can create different compositions of the same object by looking at the object from different perspectives. Materials: 3 squares of grey construction paper rectangle construction paper oil pastels Directions Explain the concept of looking at the same object from different perspectives about how…

Tint and Shade Robots

4th and 5th Grade Tint and Shade  Robots My 4th and 5th graders worked really hard on these robots. It took them about 6 classes to finish in the end which was 3 months for us since I teach on an every other week schedule at two different schools. The students dedication payed off though…

Birds Eye View Snowmen

4th – Aerial View Snowmen Supplies: 12×12 piece of paper blue watercolor 12X18 paper with traced the 3 different sized circles little squares of cardboard – 4 per student scrap construction paper various colors We started with a 12×12 piece of paper for the background. We added snowflakes and swirls and dots with a white…

4th Grade: Fall trees using positive and negative space

4th Grade: Fall trees using positive and negative space Prep: I use a full sheet of black or brown construction paper and white paper that is cut 1- 2 in. smaller. crayons scissors glue Objectives: I can recognize the difference between positive and negative space I can draw a realistic picture using value I can…