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, October 31, 2013

Fall Trees

 These fall trees were made by my second graders.  I found the idea for this lesson on the blog Painted Paper.
 This is a very simple lesson.  Basically, students start by creating painted paper.  I gave my students only primary colors, so they could blend to create secondary colors.  After the painted paper is dry, students cut out the leaves and glue it to the paper.  Lastly, students painted a tree trunk and add dots for falling leaves.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Banyan Tree Project, 4th Grade

I found this cute Banyan Tree project on the blog Art. Paper. Scissors. Glue.  To begin this project, students used black paint to draw a tree.  After the paint was dry, students began using oil pastels to color the background. I encouraged the students to blend several colors together and blend with their finger.   
These turned out beautiful!