I'm not really sure what to call these drawings, but my students love them! I found this project on Art with Mr. E. (and added to his instructions just a bit) to use with my 4th & 5th graders for some end-of-the-year fun!! With this project, you can teach that shading and careful use of line can give a 2D drawing the "illusion" of being 3D. I loved the … [Read more...]
This "Candy Cane-O-Gram" is a favorite project year after year. It may look like an ordinary paper candy cane, but it contains a special hidden message for it's recipient. Once kids make their first one, they'll be "hooked" and they won't want to stop! 1. Use a ruler to draw parallel lines in holiday colors along the edges of your paper. Make some lines thick and others … [Read more...]
Drawing Fish with Lines and Shapes
In Kindergarten this year, we've been focusing on drawing the world around us using lines and shapes. This colorful fish was drawn by Gabe. For this project, we first read a story about different kinds of fish, and talked about the shapes, lines, and patterns we saw in each one.... lots of ovals, triangles, circles and rectangles, and lines of all kinds: straight, zig zag, … [Read more...]
Teachers Make Awesome Students!
Dedicated teachers hard at work.... being students! (And on their day off, no less!)One of my favorite things about the teacher workshops I've been giving is that I get to spend time sharing ideas with other teachers. Teachers not only have lots of great ideas (learned from experience), but most importantly they love to share them.... I guess that's why they're teachers! I'm … [Read more...]
Echo Line Flowers
3rd Grade Flower Drawings This is a fun lesson for teaching about warm and cool colors, patterns, and artists who painted flowers, like Georgia O'Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh. You'll Need: 9" x 12" white sulfite construction paper pencil Magic Rub Eraser Markers in a variety of colors, plus black (or use a black Sharpie) (affiliate links) Directions: … [Read more...]