My fifth graders have been working hard on their clay pots in the last few weeks. To begin, I showed my students this History Detectives Video, by PBS, to introduce the history of face pots. This video explains how face pots can be traced back to African Americans during the mid 1800's.
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.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
The background is created with liquid watercolors, and the foreground painted with black tempera paint.
Friday, October 19, 2018
I teach this lesson every year, and I always love the results. For this lesson, students create a two sided portrait. One side must be human with correct proportions, and the other side can be animal, monster, or alien. These were painted with tempera paint.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Karla Gerard. Her artwork is bright, colorful folk art, and really resonates with young students. My students focused on drawing landscapes with patterns. These were painted with tempera paint.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Considering that I gave the students little guidance on how to draw a person, I feel my students did an amazing job! My plan is to do another self portrait at the end of the school year, so we can compare their growth.
Monday, September 3, 2018
I can't wait to post my students' wonderful artwork as the year progresses!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
This is very simple to complete. All you need to do is have students draw and color a landscape on the top half of their paper with washable markers (You can also use liquid watercolor paint if you want). Then just spray the bottom half of the paper with water, fold, and rub. I think the results were wonderful!
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Elementary Art is Fun, I have always been intimidated to teach one point perspective to young children. This lesson breaks one point perspective into simple, easy to understand steps.
While students did struggle a little with understanding one point perspective, with a little guidance, they did a great job!
Sunday, April 29, 2018
I love printmaking lessons, and this year I decided to try styrofoam printing with my 3rd graders. This year I managed to get a hold of four printing brayers and printing ink, which was exciting for us. It has been a few years since I have been able to teach styrofoam printing.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
In the last few weeks, I have been doing a variety of clay projects with my 3-5th graders. My fifth graders finished their clay faces this week.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
My students are so excited about these! I love them too!