Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ships, 3rd Grade

 My third graders have recently been studying Explorers in Social Studies.  They have been studying everything from Vikings to the Pilgrims, so I thought this would be a great time to do an art lesson on ships.  I got the idea for this lesson from Deep Space Sparkle.
 This lesson was a lot of fun.  First, I had my students paint the water with blue and white tempera paint.  While the paint was still wet, they used a fork to carve waves into the paint.  Next, students used construction paper to make their ships (small details were added with oil pastels). 
 Lastly, my students drew and cut out a sea monster.  This was my favorite part of this lesson.  I just love the creativity of my students. 

1 comment:

  1. These are great! I love the addition of the sea monster- reminds me of the famous sea monster *living* in the lake of my hometown- the Ogopogo.