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…

Kindergarten Wildflowers

  ¬† Day 1: Materials: neon tempera paint q-tips black 9X12 construction paper green oil pastels¬†   First read book about how flowers grow Look at photographs of wildflowers discuss the colors and patterns we see. Have students draw overlapping green stems with oil pastel Put out a different color paint on each table Talk…

Catching Snowflakes

This is one of my favorite lessons. I don’t repeat many lessons but this is one that I did last year and again this year. Every student feels successful with this project and I get so many compliments from teachers and parents! I think this will be one of my staples that I do every…

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…

Kindergarten learns about LINES

Kindergarten Learned about LINES. They used OIL PASTELS to create shapes by connecting different types of lines together. They also learned about the proper use of a paintbrush to create these colorful paintings!   Tell students that the first thing they need to learn to make awesome art is a LINE! Everything is made out…

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…