October 27 - October 30
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week:
1. Where the Turn In Assignment video is located.
2. Both the October art project and Monthly Review are in the same Google Doc, which is posted under the Classwork Tab in their Art Google Classroom.
Instructions for class this week were the same for all classes. Video instructions can be found here:
Students then played WhatchamaDRAWit, which is a fast-action, fun-filled drawing game. All you need is an imagination, a pencil and a piece of paper to play. Students had the following drawing prompts to draw:
1. Draw a monster with a pizza head, hot dog body and French fry arms and legs.
2. Draw a laughing squid talking on a cell phone while sitting in a bathtub.
3. Draw a ghost eating a pretzel and drinking a carton of strawberry milk.
4. Draw a playground for animals.
So that is a wrap for our work for the month of October. All projects are due by the end of the school day on Friday, October 30th. Finish up those projects because I cannot wait to see all the cool art that was made this month. I look forward to seeing you again soon as we start our next project for November!
October 20 - October 26
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week: hatching/crosshatching, the blotted line printing technique, and how different media, tools, and even household items can be used to make line inspired art.
Students then had the majority of the class time to work on their project. Some students shared work they were working on and some even shared their finished project. Seeing all the cool art that students are making has been so rewarding for me and I look forward to seeing more next week.
Instructions from this week are the same for all grade levels. If you missed your live meeting, watch this video:
Next week in our live meeting, students will have one last class time to finish up their project and get it turned in. Students with their work turned in will have the opportunity to play WhatchamaDRAWit, which is a fun drawing prompt game. Finish up those projects and I look forward to seeing you soon!
October 13-October 16
This week in Virtual Art Class we started by reviewing important information from last week (schedule for the month and October art making options).
Students then learned about the techniques hatching and cross hatching. Students learned more about Op Art (art that includes lines) and the blotted line technique (a drawing/printing technique invented by Andy Warhol). These techniques are something that they can use in their own work for the month, but it is not a requirement. No matter what, learning about art styles and techniques is a way to learn and grow as an artist.
I then challenged them to see what household items they may already have that could be used for their project. I used cardboard and rubber bands and a styrofoam take home container to make stamps that use line. I used a plastic bag with washable markers to print some fall leaves using the blotted line technique. I also used security envelopes as a decorative paper (envelopes that bills come in) to make a tree. Art materials even come to us in the mail!
This week, students should be starting to work on their project.
Instructions from this week are the same for all grade levels. If you missed your live meeting, find your grade level video to get caught up:
Next week, 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 monthly assignment early in the week so that they can turn it in when it is ready. 4th Grade! Since we do not have school on Friday, October 23rd, the next time we have class your project will be due. Gather up those supplies, get to making your art project, and I will see you again soon!
October 6 - October 9
This week in art class, students were given their final reminder for turning in their September assignments (turning in their September art project and completing their September Monthly Review). September instruction is moving into the new and improved Virtual Art Classroom that will be revealed next week.
We then dove right into new instructions for ways to be engaged in art class for the month of October. Our October schedule:
This week was Week 1, so students learned about their theme for the month. 3rd grade has a broad theme to choose from as they make art this month. 4th Grade has two choices (the theme or the monthly drawing prompts). 5th grade has three choices (the theme, the monthly drawing prompts, or making a self portrait). In the art room, students are given more choice and ownership in their art making decisions as they get older, which is also reflected in Virtual Art Class.
Next week, I will be checking in to make sure students have planned for their project (brainstorm from October instructions) and they will then learn a tip/technique that they could use in their project. They will also have time to start their project. Gather up those ideas and supplies and I will see you then!
September 29-October 2
This week in Virtual Art Class, my goal was to make sure all students understood how virtual art class is working now that we know we will be learning this way for the first semester. We reviewed the importance of filling out weekly exit tickets for attendance and the two parts of their monthly assignment. We talked about how projects must be turned in virtually in an assigned Google Doc and the Monthly Review is where they share how they worked like an artist during the month. I have loved looking at all of the awesome art students are making at home. I am also working on building a virtual display of their work to be shared soon.
3rd and 4th grade students that had their project turned in were able to play WhatchamaDRAWit for the second half of our live class. They had a great time drawing the following four prompts:
1. Draw a car that only drives up stairs
2. Draw a silly monster that loves to eat sweets
3. Draw an animal that growls like a lion and slithers like a snake
4. Draw a pirate pig and a royal shrimp on a seesaw.
This was a fun way to wrap up the month before we dive into October instruction.
Looking ahead, next week students will get our art making schedule for October and the choice board for how they will be making art.