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.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Carolers, 1st Grade

About a year ago, I found this really cute lesson on the blog, Plastiquem.  Now that it is finally almost winter again, I decided to try this one for myself.  Here are several examples from my first graders. 

I think these are wonderful!  I just love the way they look all together. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Starry Night, 2nd Grade

 I have done many lessons on Starry Night by Van Gogh.  Here is our most recent interpretation of this painting. 
The stars, wind, and moon were drawn with oil pastels.  Then, we used liquid watercolors to paint the sky.  Lastly, students drew a city on black paper and glued it to the bottom of their painting. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bulletin Boards

 I am a little late in posting this, but here are my Halloween bulletin boards that I had up in my classroom. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Constellations, 4th Grade

 Recently, the fourth grade teachers asked me if I could do a lesson on constellations with the fourth graders.  They had been studying space in science, and they thought it would be wonderful to tie it into art as well.  I had taught space lessons many times, but had never done a lesson that included constellations.  This is the lesson that I came up with.  
We began by splattering white paint onto a black piece of paper for stars.  Next, I asked my students to look at the stars and create a constellation.  Students used gold brads which was pushed into the paper to create their constellation.  Then, students used a piece of white string to "connect the dots" and finish the constellation.  At the end of class, students gave their constellation a name.  After this, students used oil pastels to draw planets, comets, astroids, space ship, and other space objects.
I am quite proud of these!  They turned out wonderful.