Catching Snowflakes - grade 3 As you may have noticed, my past few projects have been decidedly winter themed, but I can't help it - today it was close to minus 40 with the windchill! I feel like I am just completely surrounded by winter and cold and snow right now, and it's definitely affecting my choice of art projects. I originally saw this idea as a collage on artsonia but decided to have my grade 3's do them with pastels instead, just to get them drawing and coloring. They began by drawing the face (with the little button nose on top) then drew the scarf and body. Following that, they added in more details, such as the mouth, the hair, and the sweater pattern. It just kills me how cute these are. Drawing puppy Click on the picture to get the printable version. Learn how to draw a puppy with simple step by step instructions: Mots-clefs : Animals, Baby animals, Dog, Pets
Menlo Park's Art Studio Art Elements & Principles (Prezi) The ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of art/design are the building blocks used to create a work of art. The Elements of art/design can be thought of as the things that make up a painting, drawing, design etc. All art will contain most if not all of the seven elements of art/design. Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish (original artwork by David, grade 5) Art Club, Grades 1-6 This is one of my all-time favorite projects. The technique has been around for years, and I've loved using it several times with my students. This time around, our art is of owls and leaves. We first planned our compositions, paying attention to all of the positive and negative spaces.
Aerial View Snowmen Oct27 Second grade started their aerial view snowmen this week. Projects like this almost always showcase the kids different personalities. There are usually some very neat and tidy ones, some cute ones, some funny ones, and some that you might think are not going to be recognizable as snowmen but end up being the most creative and fun. Here is what we have so far: We started with a small 6×6 piece of paper for the background. Squarehead Teachers My friend, Rachel, recently helped coordinate this mind-blowing art project at her school: It incorporates so much good stuff into one project! Collaboration, color wheel discussion, self-portrait and drawing principles, and the list goes on.
Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Curriculum With These Student Handouts - The Art of Ed Magazine / Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Curriculum With These Student Handouts Near the end of this past school year, my colleagues and I were beginning to dive headfirst into revamping our instructional practice for next fall. Amping up the rigor of our standards, identifying assessments to measure growth and clarifying how we communicate learning outcomes to students were just some of the tasks we were to ponder over the summer break. This is not the first time I’ve been in this situation. It seems like every 4-5 years, a new framework comes along and we are asked to evaluate, and, many times, transform how and what we teach. All of these upgrades to our curriculum and pedagogy make me wonder: How do I communicate both the changes in and the increased rigor of the curriculum to my students?
Paper Plate Ship's Porthole There have been many versions of this classic paper plate craft. This paper plate porthole has a different version as well, called the paper plate aquarium. When I created this particular project several years ago, I wanted it to look like your were peering through a ship’s porthole. This was originally published on Kaboose, then that site sold to Spoonful and it didn’t transfer for one reason or another. So I’m putting it up here because it’s one of my favorites!
Aussie Pumpkin Patch: Ladybird Art Author: Kendra I don't really consider myself an artistically inclined person, but I know how much my kids love doing art projects. So I'm trying to make a huge effort to do art with them more often. I've actually purchased an art curriculum to use, but it's not officially here yet.. DIY: Watercolor Silhouette I took the girls to the zoo this weekend and I had some fun FINALLY experimenting with my zoom lens. It was cool to take some photos of something other than the kids for once. So, I came home with some cool animal shots and I was trying to think of something to do with them here on Prudent Baby.
Product Designer Renders Laypeople's Inaccurate Bicycle Sketches Ever play Pictionary with someone who can't draw? It's excruciating, no? Now imagine these non-drawers were tasked with concept development and it was your job to render them. Product designer Gianluca Gimini has capitalized on the limited abilities of non-drawers in order to create Velocipedia, his wonderful, six-year-long rendering project. "Back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers," Gimini writes. "I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men's bicycle, by heart.
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