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.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Face Pots, 5th Grade


Face pots are my favorite 5th grade clay lesson!  They turn out amazing every year. 

Students begin this lesson by creating clay pots using slabs. (I have my students make their own slabs. We do not have a slab roller).  Students then add details like eyes, nose and mouths. We also discuss the importance of scoring/slipping to make sure all the pieces stay connected.
These are amazing! There is also a great History Detectives episode that explains the history of face jugs.  I often show this video to my students at the beginning of this lesson.  

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Outer Space Art- 3rd Grade


My 3rd graders have been rocking our outer space themed art lesson!  Their creativity always surprised me.  
For this lesson, students drew planets, space ships, comets, aliens, etc.  They used oil pastels to color their planets.  (We discussed the idea of blending colors with the pastels to make the planets look more realistic).  

After their planets were drawn, students cut their planets out, and glued them to a piece of black paper.  The white dots in the background were simply done by splatter painting.