3rd and 4th Grade: Week 2
This week I introduced students to their choice board for their last project. They have two main ways to choose from as they think about making art: 1. using form (which is another Element of Art) or 2. being inspired by the book Magic Trash (which could include using recyclable materials). If a student would like to use clay for a form inspired project, I have individual packages of Model Magic waiting at school for those that are interested. They are in the remote teachers pick up box located right inside the school. Contact me by phone or email to make other arrangements if needed. Hopefully the choice board got the creative juices flowing so that next week during class, students are ready for a work day.
5th Grade: Week 3
This week students had the majority of the class time to start or continue to work on their art project. The Google Doc assignment is now posted for them to turn in their project and their Monthly review if they finish before the due date (May 14th). This assignment is posted under the Classwork tab in their Google Classroom. A video with step by step instructions for how to turn it in can be found in the Stream of their Google Classroom. Friday of next week (5/7) is our last Remote Planning day of the school year, which means no live meeting for art class. During our next live meeting (5/14), students will have one last class time to finish up their project and get it turned in. If they have already turned in a completed assignment, WhatchamaDRAWit prompts will be posted as a fun way to be creative during class.
3rd and 4th Grade: Week 1
This week in Virtual Art Class, 3rd and 4th grade were introduced to their next project. We started by looking at our schedule for art making:
3rd Grade Schedule:
4th Grade Schedule:
After we looked at the schedule, I introduced our theme for the month, which is form. Form is another Element of Art, and is a 3-dimensional object that has volume. Another art making option students have is to create art using recyclable materials. I read the book Magic Trash, which is a biography about contemporary artist Tyree Guyton. He used trash to make art on his crumbling childhood street in Detroit. Next week in class I will introduce their choice board, which will give them ideas and inspiration on what they could create before they start their project.
5th Grade: Week 2
This week I introduced students to the choice board for their last project. They have many options with this project, which includes working with texture or form, creating art with or about animals, and using recyclable materials. If a student would like to use clay for a project, I have Model Magic waiting at school for those interested. Contact me by phone or email to make arrangements. Hopefully the choice board got the creative juices flowing so that next week during class, students are ready for a work day.
That is all for this week. I look forward to seeing everyone again next week!
3rd and 4th Grade: Week 4
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing information from last week. Last week was a work day for their texture/animal project and the first day their Google Doc assignment was posted. We reviewed how to turn in an assignment once the art project is complete.
We devoted the majority of class this week to finishing art projects and turning the Google Doc assignment in. Students who had their assignment already turned in had the opportunity to play WhatchamaDRAWit, which is a fast-action, fun-filled drawing game. This month prompts are recorded in a video which is posted in each Google Classroom. Students could also draw, color or stretch their creative muscles in other ways during class if they had their assignment turned in. Projects are due by the end of the school day on Friday, April 16th. Next week I will introduce their last project.
5th Grade: Week 1
This week I introduced our art making schedule and our theme for our next project to 5th grade classes.
5th Grade Schedule:
The theme for our project looks a lot like a choice board. With all the weeks we have missed, I have more ideas I would like to share with them than time remaining in the school year.
We reviewed the element texture (the way something feels, or appears to feel) and Zoo Portraits. We then reviewed the element of form (a 3-Dimensional object that has volume) and briefly introduced the story Magic Trash. Next week I will introduce many more ways that they could make art with our theme before starting a project.
That is all for this week. Next week 3rd and 4th grade will learn about their next project (schedule and theme) and 5th grade will see their choice board. I look forward to seeing everyone again next week!
April 6-April 8
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week: the choice board for our current project and the tips and techniques document. The choice board is a collection of inspiration and ideas. The tips and techniques of the year have been condensed into one file posted in the Stream, which could be used to make art for any project.
The art assignment is now posted for them to turn in their project and their Monthly review if they finish before the due date (April 16th). Their assignment is posted under the Classwork tab in their Google Classroom. A video with step by step instructions for how to turn it in can be found in the Stream of their Google Classroom and in the Virtual Art Room.
Students then had the majority of the class time to work on their project. Students were given the chance to share their work if they would like to.
Next week in our next live meeting, students will have one last class time to finish up their project and get it turned in. If they have already turned in a completed assignment, WhatchamaDRAWit prompts will be posted as a fun way to be creative during class. 5th grade will have art class next week, in which they will learn about their next project. Keep making art and I look forward to seeing you soon!
March 30-April 1
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week (our schedule and theme for our next project). Tips and Techniques that I have taught to this point of the school year have now been organized in one document for students to easily access if interested (in addition to being posted in the Virtual Art Room). This file is located in the Stream of their Google Classroom for Art. Students can use any of these taught techniques in any of their art projects, but is not a requirement. Students then learned about their choice board and the different ways they can make art. Both choice boards have the same themes, but different project options were presented to each grade level within my presentation.
Students learned more about how texture is made and used with different materials by looking at some examples of art that uses texture. Students can practice drawing different surfaces or use objects that have texture in their project.
Third grade students learned about the process of wax resist (water soluble markers or watercolor paint on top of crayon) as a project option that demonstrates texture.
All students then learned about how a few contemporary artists use animals as inspiration in their art. People have represented animals in their art since the beginning of time, and in many different ways.
Fourth grade students also learned about a way quarantined pet owners used a cardboard box to turn their pet into a dinosaur. I shared a way that my own kids and I used silly faces we drew and then used as we photographed a cat.
With another Friday with no school, 5th grade did not have art class this week.
Next week, 3rd and 4th grade class time will be considered a work day. I will be checking in to make sure students have at least started their project. They will have an opportunity to continue working, ask questions and get feedback. I will also assign their project assignment during class so that they can turn it in when it is ready. Gather up those supplies, start making your art project, and I will see you again soon.