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, February 21, 2013

Monet, 1st Grade

 These beautiful Monet Paintings were made by my first graders.  I found the idea for this lesson on Art Sonia.
 This lesson was very simple, we used sponges to paint the grass.  Next, we painted simple circles for flowers, and finally we used oil pastels to draw the bridge.
These turned out beautiful!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rainy Days, Kindergarten

 My Kindergarten students have been learning about weather in their science class.  I thought this was a great time to do a rain art lesson.  I began this lesson by handing out stencils for the umbrellas.  The umbrellas were traced with pencil and colored with pastels.  The rainy background was done with liquid watercolors.  I encouraged the students to paint in vertical lines, so that it looked more like rain.  Some students got this, some did not.  However, they all turned out great anyway.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cuckoo Clocks, 2nd Grade

 My second graders have recently been learning about time in math class.  This seemed like a perfect opportunity to do a cuckoo clock lesson.  I found the idea for this lesson on Cassie Stephen's blog.
This is a very simple lesson.  All you need is construction paper, scissors, glue, and oil pastels.  Students simply cut out shapes to create the clock. I walked them through putting the numbers on the clock, since many students struggle to put the numbers in the correct spot.  After the clock was created, students used pastels to decorate their clocks.
I absolutely LOVE these!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Viking Ships, 5th Grade

 These Viking Ships were made by my fifth graders.  My students used tooling foil and a wooden stylus to create an embossed Viking ship. When this was finished, students added black paint, which was gently rubbed off to give it an old antique look.
I think these turned out very nice. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Notans, 4th Grade

I have seen Notans posted on many blogs.  Most recently, I saw this lesson posted on Dali's Moustache.  I really like this lesson because it's a great combination of math and art.  My fourth graders have been learning about flips in math, so this lesson is a great art integration lesson. 
 To begin this lesson, we start with a simple black square.  Students then cut very simple designs on each side.  These designs are then flipped out to create the Notan. 
I think these turned out wonderful!