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 24, 2014

Clay Masks, Art Club

 I am having so much fun teaching my Thursday afternoon art club.  It is so nice having a group of students who have chosen to be in art club, and are willing to put forth a lot of effort.  These clay masks are our most recent creations.
This lesson focused on creating slabs, and using scoring and slipping to add details.
I just love their creativity!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art Club

Last week I started an after school art club for my 4th and 5th Graders.  I have 30 students in art club, and I have several teachers who have volunteered to help.  This was our first art club assignment, which was inspired after the artwork of Keith Haring.  
Students were grouped of 2-3, and worked collaboratively to create a person in motion.  One person posed on large paper, while the others traced.  This was then cut out and decorated with paint.

Silhouette Houses, 4th Grade

It has been a long time since I have posted new lessons.  This is because I have recently started a Master's Degree, and it has taken most of my extra time.  I will try to do better though, and post more often. 

Here are a few silhouette houses my fourth graders created a few weeks ago.  To begin this lesson, we discussed what a silhouette was, and looked at photos of silhouette houses.  Students also created a few sketches of houses for practice.

After that, students created the background with liquid watercolors, and then painted the house with black tempera paint.

 I just love that each house looks different.