Sea Turtles

3rd Grade Visual Art Sea Turtles Third grade started this lesson by reading “I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean” and noticed all the different styles the giant squid in the book could draw. Then we created our background by using the wet-on-wet watercolor technique. Then we did a salt technique where we sprinkled salt…

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…

Near and Far Seascape

2nd Grade Visual Arts Near and Far Seascape Second grade learned about the element of art SPACE and the idea of PERSPECTIVE. They learned to create a sense of depth in their picture. By using the foreground, middleground, and background in an image we can show that an object if farther away by making it…

Henri Rousseau Tiger

This is a lesson I did with my after school kindergartner who comes to me every other Thursday to have extra art time! She is an extra talented kindergartner so if I were to do this again with a whole class I would make it with an older grade like 1st or second grade. First…

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…