Kindergarten Kindergarten finished up their glue line drawings. We read the book Too Much Glue and learned how to create lines with the glue. Once the glue was dry, we learned a lot about patterns and different kinds of patterns (line, shape, color, etc). So they filled in their glue drawings with various patterns.
First Grade First grade has started their Aztec sun drawing. We learned a little bit about the Aztec calendar and did a practice sketch of a sun that had a face, sun rays, 2 different patterns, and 3 different shapes. Next, we started doing some metal tooling practice so they could get used to a brand new medium. They were very responsible with the metal and they worked hard, so next up we will start drawing our suns on the metal!
Second Grade Second grade has been working hard on Cubist Self Portraits. They did a whole day of practice drawing in the realistic style and the cubist style. Then they drew self-portraits in the cubist style and have been painting them. We talked quite a bit about the color wheel, and they were only given the primary colors to paint with, but had to figure out how to create the secondary colors for their paintings. The finishing touch will be adding eyes, noses, and mouths with primary colors.
Third Grade In third grade, we are doing a pretty challenging project. We've done a lot of work with tints and shades and we are putting that knowledge to use to create monochromatic zentangles. Once the drawings are complete, the students cut them up into 1" strips to turn these spectacular drawings into relief sculptures.
Fourth Grade Fourth graders have been challenging themselves with reverse value drawings. That is, instead of shading in shadows, they are shading in highlights. They've done a lot of practice and are putting their skills to the test by creating scratchboard drawings of animal eyes!
Fifth Grade Fifth grade has been studying contour line drawings and I'm so impressed with their progress! They started off practicing all three kinds of contour line drawings (basic, continuous, and blind), then they learned about and practiced drawings with varying line weight. After making some of our own marbled paper (sorry for any dyed hands!) they are going to create contour line drawings of seashells.