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    Hi There Panthers!

    What is posted here are some fun art things to do when those "I'm BORED" days come along. There is a little of everything here. There are art projects, crafts, clayand slime recipes and a bunch of other "Stuff". I have checked out most of the websites and links and most have ads and links to other links so PLEASE check with an adult before using them. I have NOT checked out all the clay and slime recipes so PLEASE follow the directions carefully. The list of websites from March are re-posted and so are a couple of earlier projects, so please feel free to check those out. I hope you have a Safe and Fun Summer!

    Mrs. Smith 

     

    ** Some of the earlier websites were added from my home computer, so the GC device might not open some of the links. If you try from a home computer, laptop, tablet or maybe a phone, they should open.**

     

    Integrating the Arts in Kindergarten | Preschool fine motor ...

    https://lalymom.com/ultimate-guide-cutting-activities-preschoolers/  (This website has introductory plans and ideas to teach young children how to cut using scissors)

    Circle Game - Handout for Sub | Art sub lessons, Art worksheets ...

    The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone - Carla ... 

     The Art of Silliness - Drawing exercise # ? (With images) | Art ...

    Paper fan making: color, fold like an accordion and staple or tape. 

    Watercolor Painted Paper Fans (With images) | Arts and crafts for ... funEZcrafts - Easy Christmas Crafts: Construction Paper Fan Ornament

    Rock painting: Don't have any paint? use permanent markers (Sharpies) or see if anyone has nail polish they don't want anymore. Both of these will work also.

    Rock painting for kids | Stone painting for kids | How to paint ...

    Sidewalk chalk drawings.

    5 Sidewalk Chalk Ideas That'll Keep Kids Busy - Mommy Nearest Chalk drawings

    Frisbee from Paper Plates {Kids Craft} - The Country Chic Cottage Paper plate crafts like frisbees

    Directions From "Happy Hooligans" *These can be made without the packing tape. The tape just makes it a little stronger and any designs not get ruined if it gets wet. There are also other parts of the directions that can be changed to make this a little easier.

    Supplies for paper plate frisbees:

    • 2 paper plates for each frisbee
    • colorful markers or crayons
    • scissors
    • clear shipping tape

    1. Place both plates right side up, as if you were going to put food on them. Cover them with clear shipping tape, allowing the excess tape to overlap, but do not fold it over. Use the scissors to cut off the excess around the plate.

     

    2. Turn the plates upside down and use makers or crayons to decorate as you wish.

     3. Place both plates together so that the decorated sides are facing out. Holding the plates together, cut a circle out of the center of each plate.

     

    4. Place both plates, decorated side facing up, onto the work surface. Using the clear shipping tape, cover the decorated side, over lapping the center circle. Fold the edges over through the center circle and trim the edges of the outside of the plate.

    5. Place the two plates together, decorative side facing outward, and tape all of the edges together.

    6. Play!

     

    Summer Craft Ideas for Kids | Fun365 Glue and Salt painting

     We used glue and salt in a project to make jellyfish. Now use it to make fireworks!

    Easy Toddler Crafts using Toilet Paper Rolls | Easy toddler crafts ... paper tube art

    50+ Quick & Easy Kids Crafts that ANYONE Can Make! - Happiness is ...   

    The Kazoo can be made with a tube, wax paper and a rubber band.

    10 Toilet Paper Roll Crafts & Activities for Kids | KiwiCo Light Up Mason Jar

     

    https://www.kiwico.com/diy/Arts-and-Crafts-Ideas/1/project/Light-Up-Mason-Jar/2779 *This is a STEAM project, VERY cool! This is the link to the directions. WARNING there are ads.

    Summer Series No Bake Clay  Each Tuesday all summer long over at Simply Lovely Lumber a new, easy, affordable, and fun kid's craft will be posted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNIphsJcnoA  This is a recipe for air dry clay it takes way more ingredients but is super strong.

    Home » Crafts » Kids Crafts » The Quickest and Easiest Salt Dough Recipe For Christmas

    THE QUICKEST AND EASIEST SALT DOUGH RECIPE

     

    Salt dough is a fabulous, quick and easy clay-type material to make at home or in the classroom on a rainy day with kids. But one of the big drawbacks is the time that it takes to dry especially if you dry in the oven or air dry it.

    So this microwave salt dough recipe cuts the drying time down to just 3 minutes

    quick and easy microwave salt dough recipe ideal for kids crafts  

    the instructions do need to be carefully followed. You can’t go and put it on full power for 3 minutes a lot will depend on the size and thickness of the dough how long it takes so watch out for that when you place it in the microwave.

    EQUIPMENT

    • Bowl
    • Rolling Pin
    • Cookie Cutters (for making Christmas Ornaments)
    • Microwavable flat plate
    • Microwave

    INGREDIENTS


    INSTRUCTIONS

    • In a bowl mix the 3 ingredients together.
    • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
    • Roll out or form into the shapes you want.
    • On a piece of kitchen paper place in the microwave.
    • Microwave in 10 second bursts checking regularly. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO IT IN SHORT BURST OTHERWISE IT WILL BURN!!!
    • Once dry remove and allow to cool before painting.

    Traditional salt dough

    Simple Salt Dough | Salt dough crafts, Salt dough, Kids christmas

    How to make clay at home: The good recipes and the one not to use ...

    The Ultimate Slime Recipe List! | Slime recipe, Slime recipe list ...

    https://www.keepcalmandmommyon.com/the-ultimate-slime-recipe-list/  List of slime recipes.

    DIY washer necklaces

    by BAR

    http://smallforbig.com/2013/06/diy-washer-necklaces-2.html

    https://frugalfun4boys.com/fold-paper-ninja-stars/ (Girls will like this too)

    Glow in the Dark Bowling | 16 DIY Summer Activities for Kids Outside | Fun Summer Ideas for Kids Outside Games

    http://www.mykidsadventures.com/how-to-create-glow-in-the-dark-bowling-in-your-home/

    Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt Game Printable Sheet- great kids activity to get some fresh air outside! Perfect for coronavirus quarantine social distancing game.

    Whether it is a rainy day, a snowy day, or simply a “we are not leaving the house” day, I have compiled the perfect list of indoor activities for kids that will keep them entertained all day! Take a scavenger hunt to the next level with putting items in dark rooms and giving your children flashlights to make it even more challenging!  Download this free indoor scavenger hunt printable! #FreePrintable #ScavengerHunt

    This was one of the 1st projects from April, but it goes along with the scavenger hunt game. 

    While looking for some fun outdoor art to do, I found a project for everyone to try. (Adults too!) The only things needed are some kind of camera or phone with a camera (younger panthers might need some help with this) and really good observation skills. Students who enjoy the "Hidden Picture" handouts at school, hopefully will enjoy this project.

    This project is very much like a scavenger hunt or Easter egg hunt. While outside enjoying the nice weather, take a good look at your surroundings. See if you can find the letters of the alphabet, A B C... or the numbers 0-9. (NOT the ones on advertisements or license plates, that's too easy!) The letters/numbers could be how sticks cross or the inside of a flower looks or parts of a building. You need to really look at your surroundings. Many of these are right in front of us and we don't notice them. For example: an O could be a round stone, a wheel or a part of a flower. When you find a letter/number photograph it and save it to post or show when school reopens. 

    ****If you can't get outside see how many letters or numbers you can find inside. just remember, no posters or magazine, use objects you find.****

    **** you DO NOT have to find ALL the letters/numbers OR in order. You also might find one letter more than one time, that's okay. Just see how many you can find.****

    If people send their photos to my web page, penny_smith@gateschili.org I will try to put them all together to make an alphabet collage like the examples below.

    This could be turned into a friendly competition between you and someone in your family, or a friend. See who can find the most then post them on line for each other to see. I am challenging my 3 children and grand daughter to see who can get the most by the end of the week. I can't wait!

        

     

     

    Attached is the video for directions. *There are ads in the video.*

    DIY Infinite Flip Fun Toy

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/7810999342329672/ (flipper)

    So fun and easy to make. 

    Materials;

    4 strips of paper, 1” by 11”, Smaller ones were 1/2” by 11” (These can be all the same color, all different or 2 different colors to make a pattern.)

    tape or glue

     

    How to Make a Paper Spring – Playful Bookbinding and Paper Works

    Free Coloring Page Sites. (These have ads.)

    http://123kidsfun.com/free-coloring-pages-for-girls-and-boys/ 

    https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/ 

    The next websites are from the beginning of at home learning, some of them are pretty cool. A few of these do have ads and links to other websites so check them out with and adult first.

    WEEK 1

    Princeton Incredible Art Dept. games and activities This link has many different games and activities for kids. (Some of the sites do need things like Firefox or adobe.)

    Crayola Kids Playzone Crayola Playzone link has fun pages for kids to do on-line as well as coloring pages to print.

    Fresh Paint App Fresh Paint is an app that is put out by Microsoft. It is free and can be put on most devices, tablets, phones and computers.

     Artsonia for students This a link from Artsonia, an online art gallery for students, that Gates Chili has used for years. Artsonia has made available a code students can use to photograph artwork they make at home and publish it to their artsonia page.

    WEEK 2

    Scholastic 4 websites where kids can create digital art   This is a site found on the Scholastic web page that has 4 sites where kids can create digital art. 

    Oppa & Keki short art cartoons for kids  This you tube channel has short art related cartoons. it is about 15 mins. long in total.

    Albright Knox Innovation Lab 8 video art games for kids.  This is a website made available by the Albright Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, NY.  this site has 8 digital games for students to explore 8 pieces of artwork in the Albright Knox art collection.

    Kitchen Table Classroom  This website is mainly for students UPK to about 3rd but I think many older students would enjoy it also. There are on-line art lessons, art projects and more fun stuff for kids.

    PBS Kids Scribbles and Ink Art Activities This website is produced by PBS Kids and has art activities that younger students might enjoy. 

    artsology.com games for kids This website offers a wide range of games with art themes for students of all ages.

    Kitchen Counter Chronicle Zentangles  This website offers students step by step guidance on creating beautiful zentangles.

    The Beginning Artist weaving This website show a variety of cardboard looms and how to make them.

    WEEK 3

    www.autodraw.com/    AutoDraw is a tool that has been developed by Google's Creative Lab, with the purpose of helping people draw on their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Jul 28, 2017

    http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/  A. Pintura: Art Detective  Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.

    http://www.cartooncritters.com/  Cartoon Critters
    Offers dozens of cartoons to print and color, and coloring books with pictures that you can color online. Also includes graphic step-by-step instructions on how to draw cartoons, online games you can play, and crafts.

    https://easydrawingguides.com/ Drawing With Shapes
    Easy-to-follow lessons teach young artists how to draw animals, cartoons, monsters and more, using circles, squares, and other simple shapes. Also included are coloring pages, an online drawing app, and games.

    https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html A website put out by the National Gallery of Art. It is for ipad and best suited for ages 9-11. There are 8 interactive activities including a sketch pad.

    https://artsandculture.google.com/ Imagine stepping into one of the most splendid art museums in the world. You can do it through The Google Art Project, a virtual art museum. The Google Art Project contains thousands of famous works of art and provides detailed information about each one. It’s one of the best art and artist resources you will find on the internet and is available in 18 languages.

    WEEK 4

    https://www.si.edu/Kids Part of the renowned Smithsonian museum and research website, Smithsonian Kids offers a little bit of everything for students of all ages. 

    https://www.kid-at-art.com/  (The Imagination Factory) There's no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. Instead, we teach children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art. The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mache, marbling, and crafts.

    https://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson71.html  The Flat Stanley Project on kids at art imagination factory.

    https://kidmons.com/ Whole website with games, puzzles and activities

    https://kidmons.com/game/paint-online/ part of kidmons website that is a drawing and painting tablet.

    https://www.happinessishomemade.net/ Website with arts/craft ideas, activities, for all age groups.

     

     

     These are the projects from the beginning to the end of remote learning. They will be here for a while so please feel free to check them out. Remember to look at some of the other grade levels for ideas. Have a fun and safe summer! Mrs. Smith

     

    Hi Panthers!

    Starting in April, there have been short projects for each week. These are for you to try at home. There is no real due date or deadline for these projects to be completed and shared just when you are done with them. Please share your artwork! I would love to see what you make! You can photograph them and send them to my e-mail, penny_smith@gateschili.org and I will share them online. (Please let me know if you do not want them posted.) You can also post your art work here on the web pages or Schoology, (where these projects are also posted).  I can't wait to see your artwork! Mrs. Smith

     

    For your convenience, art projects will be posted on the Art Web Page (Mrs. Smith - Fun and Cool Stuff) AND Schoology course, Paul Road On line Art, 1. The Links to these 2 places have also been added to the art folder on your classroom teachers schoology pages.

    These projects will also be split by grades (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) to make it a little easier to locate them. (They will be in folders, in Schoology course, Paul Road On line Art 1 .) To send them to me, you can continue sending them to my e-mail or how you post them in schoology to your classroom, just to the art folder or this web page. in RESOURCES . Please take a look at it to help remember what a #4 is.   

     

    ***** I have posted the coloring "Craftsmanship" chart at the bottom of the projects

    ***STUDENT ART IS ON STUDENT EXHIBIT PAGE***

    June 8th-12th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Geometric Shape Robots

    Hi Panthers! 

    Did you know, Leonardo DaVinci was not just the artist who painted "Mona Lisa", but an inventor and scientist! 

     

    11 predictions from Leonardo da Vinci that actually came true ... Leonardo DaVinci    10 Famous Artworks by Leonardo da Vinci | Britannica "Mona Lisa" (1503-19)

     

    Leonardo da Vinci (15. April 1452 – 2. May 1519) was an Italian man who lived in the time of the Renaissance. He is famous for his paintings, but he was also a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and a writer.

     

    Born: 15.April 1452

     

    Parents: Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, C...

     

    Art forms: Drawing, Painting, Mural

     

    Died: May 2, 1519, Clos Lucé
     Kids.kiddle.com

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEy0njL4DDI   (Mati and Dada, cartoon about Mati and her robot meeting Leonardo da Vinci)

     

    Some of his inventions included the first Parachute, Flying Machine, Helicopter, Bicycle, Wetsuit for being underwater and many, many other creations.

    HOW LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTED THE FUTURE - SEMINAR @ SMITHSONIAN ... Flying Machine

    9 Incredible Leonardo da Vinci Inventions - History Lists Helicopter

     

     Top 10 Inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci Parachute Da Vinci's Creations On Display At Cincinnati Museum Center | WOSU ... Bicycle

     

    Ingenious Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions That Forever Changed History 

    By All That's InterestingPublished   October 20, 2013  Updated August 14, 2018

    While there are dozens of Da Vinci’s inventions that never saw the light of day in the 15th century, it is his robotic knight that would have been truly terrifying. The first humanoid robot, Da Vinci drafted this gear, wheel and cable-filled giant for a pageant in Milan.

     According to Da Vinci’s drawings, some of which have never been recovered, the robot could sit, move its head and even lift its visor on its own.

    Intent on finally bringing one of Da Vinci’s lost robots to life, Minnesota-based Mark Rosheim spent a whopping five years pouring over Da Vinci’s manuscripts and ultimately recreated his futuristic vision.

    The final product, complete in 2002, was able to walk and wave. Rosheim used this as inspiration for his robotic designs for NASA, demonstrating the timeless nature of truly innovative design.

    Robot Knight 

    Ingenious Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions That Forever Changed History 
    By All That's InterestingPublished   October 20, 2013  Updated August 14, 2018
     
    This week we will be designing our own robots. For this robot we will be using Geometric shapes and lines to make a drawing. 
     
     
    Do you know the difference between a geometric shape and an organic shape? 
    Element of Art - Shape
     
     
    Can you think of any projects you have done that you used geometric shapes?
    What about organic?
    Did some of your projects use both together?
     
    The robot you are drawing can be funny/silly or one to be used for doing some kind of a job. Here are some examples;
     
    2nd Grade - Crusader Art  2nd Grade Da Vinci Invented Robots (With images) | Elementary art ...  How to Draw a Robot · Art Projects for Kids
     
    Materials;
     
    White paper Any size
    Pencil & Eraser
    Black Marker or Crayon
    Crayons or Markers         
      Kindergarten Art Docent Program - Earhart Elementary School - ppt ...
     
    Steps; (Below is a visual of the steps.)
     
    1. Start with a Geometric shape for the body, rectangle, square, oval whatever you think you can build from.
     
    2. Next add a neck and head. Use whatever shape you would like for the head. The neck could be a shape or 2 lines.
     
    3. Now add the legs, arms, feet and hands.
     
    4. Start adding details. Eyes, mouth, does it have ears a nose, hair, buttons and switches?
     
    5. Go over the pencil lines with the black marker or crayon.
     
    6. Erase pencil lines you don't want.
     
    7. Color in your robot.
     
    https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-a-robot/  This a very cool website by Kathy Barbro
    On this site there are a bunch of how to draw pages.
     
     
     
    I hope you have fun designing your robot.  There are so many ways to create robots, you can cut shapes out of tin foil or colored paper and glue them on the white paper. Another fun project is to take 3 dimensional objects (things to be recyled) like cans, tubes, tissue boxes and egg cartons then use glue and tape to build a robot. The list can go on and on. Use your imagination and have fun! Mrs. Smith
     
    June 8th- 12th, 4th and 5th graders Sonia Delaunay Drawings
     

    Sonia Delaunay — Colour StudiesSonia Delaunay, Automne (Autumn) 1970

    Many of you may remember seeing a copy of a painting like this outside the art room door. It was painted by a woman artist named Sonia Delaunay. Many of her paintings are Abstract or Non-objective. 

    The paintings use mainly geometric shapes to show what the artist wants you to see. 

    Do you remember what the style is called that uses shapes and colors to express the artists ideas?

    Here is a little more about Sonia Delaunay.

    Sonia delaunay for kids

    Sonia Delaunay

    UKRAINIAN-BORN FRENCH PAINTER, TEXTILE DESIGNER, FASHION AND COSTUME DESIGNER

    Born: November 14, 1885 - Odessa, Ukraine
    Died: December 5, 1979 - Paris, France

    Sonia Delaunay's career spanned the European continent, allowing her to reap the riches of the exciting advances by many avant-garde art groups. Born and raised in Russia, she was educated in Germany and then France, making Paris her home just as modern art was finding a new way to find meaningful subject matter not dependent on realistic depictions of the world. (The Art Story)

    Handprint Prisms: Group Art Project Inspired by Sonia Delaunay ...

     

    This week we will be making a drawing like a Sonia Delaunay painting. 

    Materials;

    White paper 8.5" X 11", printer paper. (If you choose to paint you will need heavier paper)

    Different size circle tracers. (plastic lids, small bowls, plastic cups, anything round)

    A Ruler or Straight Edge, to draw straight lines with.

    Pencil and Eraser

    Permanent Black Marker (Sharpie)

    Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

    ***If you wanted to you could also use paint for this project.*** 

    Steps; 

    ***Your project DOES NOT have to look just like the example!***

    Delaunay Circle Project · Art Projects for Kids

    Image by Art projects for kids, Kathy Barbro

    I hope you enjoy this project. Stay Safe! Mrs. Smith

     

     

    June 1st-5th, Kindergarten and 1st grades Toad and Fairy Houses

    Hi Panthers! I found these projects last fall and thought they would make great spring projects. The "Toad Houses" are great for Panthers who have access to a garden area. The "Fairy Houses" can be created by Panthers for inside or outside use and can hold a small battery operated tealight to act as a fairy light.

    What is great about these projects is they can be made from everyday objects that we often toss into the garbage or recycle.

    How To Make A Toad House For

    The Garden

     Make a toad house | Welcome Wildlife

    Children's Gardens

    By: Jackie Carroll 

    Whimsical as well as practical, a toad house makes a charming addition to the garden. Toads consume 100 or more insects and slugs every day, so a toad house makes a great gift for a gardener who is fighting the battle of the bug. While you can always choose to purchase a toad house for the garden, they actually cost very little to make, and building a toad house is simple enough for even the youngest family members to enjoy.

    How to Make a Toad House You can make a garden toad house from a plastic food container or a clay or plastic flowerpot. When deciding what to use as a toad house, keep in mind that plastic containers are free and easy to cut, but clay pots are cooler in 

    the heat of summer. If you plan to decorate your toad house with children, make sure you use a washable paint. Washable paint adheres to clay better than it does to plastic. Once you have decorated the container, you are ready to set up your toad house.

     

    DIY Toad Houses You have two options for setting up a toad house made from a clay pot. The first method is to lay the pot horizontally on the ground and bury the lower half in the soil. The result is a toad cave. The second option is to set the pot upside on a circle of rocks. Make an entryway by removing a couple of rocks.

    When using a plastic container, cut an entryway into the plastic and place the container upside down onto the soil. Place a rock on top, or if the container is large enough, sink it down into the soil an inch or two to keep it in place. A toad house for the garden needs a shady location, preferably under a shrub or plant with low-hanging leaves. Make sure there is a source of water nearby. In the absence of a natural water source, sink a small dish into the soil and keep it filled with water at all times.

     

    Quite often, a toad will find the house on its own, but if your house remains empty, you can find a toad instead. Just look in cool, shady woodland areas and along stream banks. Adding a garden toad house to your planting areas is a great way to entice these insect-eating friends to the area. In addition, it’s a fun activity for the kids.

    Read more at Gardening Know How: Garden Toad House – How To Make A Toad House For The Garden

     

     https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/garden-toad-house.htmGarden https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/garden-toad-house.htm

    How to Make a Toad House | FeltMagnet   Content in a Cottage: DIY Toad Abode from Old Flower Pot

    DIY Toad Abode - Houston Arboretum & Nature Center  

    Easy Crafts for Kids Made from Paper Plates, Cups & Other Dishware ...

    https://houstonarboretum.org/2015/06/diy-toad-abode/ This link shows how to make some toad houses and has toad tips.

     

    FAIRY HOUSES

    Hi Panthers! When making fairy houses/lights there are many different ways. Below are a number of different examples that use paper tubes, milk cartons, plastic bottles or dishes, even egg cartons.

    The ways to decorate them are also very different and up to the artist doing the creating.

    These are examples of Felted Fairy Houses as seen on Etsy.

    Your (2nd) daily dose of color: Felted Fairy Lamps by FeltedArtToWear

    They are meant only for you to look at and get ideas from. They use Paper Rolls as a Base and Felt, with a light bulb inside to illuminate the whole thing. 

    Here are some ideas and steps for different types of fairy house to look at.

    How to Make These Easy DIY Fairy Houses From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

    diyncrafts.com

    You probably already know from reading my posts that I love everything to do with fairies. It was an obsession when I was growing up, and now my daughter has caught the pixie dust bug and wants fairy stuff all over her bedroom. That’s why I am always looking for cute fairy crafts we can make together, like these magical DIY fairy lanterns, or fairy house lawn ornaments.

    I was on Etsy when I spied some truly amazing felted fairy lamps. These are something I would like to figure out how to make at some point. In the meantime though, I found another really awesome project on YouTube to make something similar—cute paper fairy houses.

    Amazingly enough, these little fairy homes start out as toilet paper tubes. By the time they are finished, they look nothing like them. Well, you can guess from the dimensions and the general shape, but that is about it—the way they are decorated they look absolutely adorable. I love the pastel hues she uses.

    This is an easy project to follow. There are no verbal instructions, but you do not really need them. This is also something easiest enough that your child can work on it with you—plus it has the appeal of being totally customizable. I just know my daughter will have a ball choosing different colors and patterns to decorate her little fairy homes with. This is going to be a magically fun project. If you try it, be sure to let me know how it goes! thewhoot.com.au   http://youtu.be/hMUspvdaJKM How to video.

    How to Make These Easy DIY Fairy Houses From Empty Toilet Paper ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=hMUspvdaJKM&feature=emb_title Video with steps to make house.

    Imgur Post - Imgur How To Make a Fairy House From an Upcycled Detergent Bottle - DIY ...

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uyc96NkI2k Video to make Fairy Light

    25 Whimsical Fairy Crafts for Kids  Magical paper cup fairy house | Kids Crafts | Mas & Pas

    Supplies;

    When making fairy houses/lights Just about any container or tube can be used as a starting point or base to build from.

    Something for the base, Toilet paper tubes, milk cartons, plastic jugs, plastic (Solo) cups, paper cups from a fast food restaurant, egg cartons and the list can go on and on.

    Glue (For some materials a hot glue gun may be needed. HAVE AN ADULT HELP YOU!)

    Scissors (Have an adult help with cutting plastic!)

    Materials for decorating, Markers, paint, ribbon, cloth, stickers, colored paper, feathers, fake flowers, sticks, leaves this can be just about anything.

    Imagination; How big is a Fairy? What do Fairies do? Where do Fairies usually live? What do you think their house might look like?

    Steps;

    1. Choose whatever base you want.

    2. If you are Not going to cut any doors or windows; begin coloring, painting or covering the base.

    OR  Cut out the door and windows (with help from an adult) then color, paint or cover the base. Where you put the doo and windows will need to be left open. (If you use fabric to cover the base you will need to cut out the window and door openings. (Ask for help if you need it.)

    3. Add a roof, use any material you like. Paper, fabric, sticks whatever. This can be flat or a cone.

    4. Decorate your house. This is the fun part! Decorate your house as if you are Tinkerbell! 

    5. Last if you made cutout windows and doors, place a glow stick or battery operated tealight inside the fairy house to make a light. (Remember glow sticks will only last a few hours.)

    I hope you enjoy this project! It's all about imagination and creativity! Please remember to take pictures and send them as attachments to my e-mail or Schoology if that is easier. I will put them on the art web pages. Have fun, stay safe, Mrs. Smith

     

    June 1st - 5th, 2nd and 3rd grades Lanterns

    Hi Everyone! 

    All over the world there are festivals and traditions that use lanters and light as their main theme or focus. Sweden has the festival of light in honor of St. Lucia's Day, China has the Lantern Festival held on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, Diwali is the Lantern Festival in India and there are many, many others around the world. Here in the United States, our own country, we also have Lantern Festivals. Some states like Nevada, Utah, Florida, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, to name just a few, have these celebrations at different times of the year and often more than once. 

     

    Saint Lucia's tradition in Sweden, celebrated every Dec. 13 ... Candles used in honor of St. Lucia in Sweden

    6 Lantern Festivals Around the World  Chinese New Years, Lantern Festival

    Diwali, the 'Festival of Lights,' Connects Indians Around the World  Daliwali, Festival of light in India

    Jamaica Plain Lantern Parade & Festival 2019 (Local Guide)  Jamaican Plain/Pond Lantern Parade and Festival, Boston, Massachusetts

    The ritual of the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade began in 1984 when people gathered to make a journey with their candle-lit lanterns around Jamaica Pond.

    In preparation for the Lantern Parade, Spontaneous Celebrations and community members host lantern making workshops in which youth and adults of all ages create beautiful hand made lanterns from recycled soda bottles decorated with colorful tissue paper.

    The festival also involves local businesses who sell hand made lanterns and offer workshops in their shops. By the night of the festival, several thousand people have made lanterns (and anyone who hasn't can purchase one the night of the parade).

    Each year approximately 4,000 people arrive at Jamaica Pond on each of two evenings at sunset with their lanterns; many children arriving in full Halloween costume as well.

    The parade proceeds around the pond, bringing a trail of bouncing lights into the darkness that can be seen from all directions. This beautiful autumn evening ceremony has become an annual tradition in our community.

    The Lantern Parade has its cultural roots in Dutch tradition. It reflects our dedication to building community by exploring old and creating new cultural traditions.

    Make lanterns in kindergarten from plastic bottles#bottles #kindergarten #lanterns #plastic   

    The project we will be creating this week is a lantern made from a recycled plastic soda/pop bottle. The beauty of this project is how easy it is. Truly all grade levels would probably enjoy this project.

    This is a very short version of how to make a lantern like they make for the lantern festival in Boston. Below it is a more lengthy, step by step version.

    *** It is a VERY good idea to have an adult help with cutting the soda bottle and putting in the holes for the sting or wire.***

    Soda bottle lanterns. Cut the top off a 2-liter soda bottle. Take off label. Decorate with tissue paper put on with watered down Elmer’s glue. Punch two holes on top and string wire or string for a handle. Put a battery operated tea light or glo-stick inside. This is more beautiful than you can image.

    How to Make a Lantern.    I love this...Soda bottle lanterns. Cut the top off a 2-liter soda bottle. Take off label. Decorate with tissue paper put on with watered down Elmer’s glue. Punch two holes on top and string wire or string for a handle. Put a battery operated tea light or glo-stick inside.

    Lantern Crafting Materials:

    • Colorful tissue paper!  (Sharpie markers can be substituted to just draw on the bottle)
    • Electric candles (Little battery operated tealights or glow sticks work great!)
    • Simple craft glue (Elmers) and a paintbrush to apply it
    • Sturdy scissors to cut the top off the bottles
    • Craft wire or string and a hole puncher to make holes in the bottle for the handle (An old clothes hanger can be used for the wire.)
    • 2 liter bottles (Mayonnaise, jelly or any large plastic jars work also)

      Instructions to Create the Lanterns:

      1. Wash the 2 liter bottles and cut off the tapered tops.

      2. Cut the tissue paper into desired shapes and apply it to the dry bottles using glue on a paintbrush.  ***If you do not have tissue paper, color on a coffee filter with markers or crayons and use that instead of tissue paper.***

      3. Optional: Decorate on top of the tissue paper using paint and/or permanent markers.

      4. Glue the wax or plastic candle to the bottom of the bottle and let dry.

      5. Punch holes into the upper lip of the cut bottles and put the wire or string through the holes.

      6. Light (or turn on) the candle, hang or hold the lantern, and enjoy its beauty!

      Tissue covered soda bottle lanterns - tutorial

     I hope you enjoy this project! Please remember to send photos of your artwork as an attachment to my e-mail (or to Schoology if it's easier.) I would love to see it and add it to my web page. Have Fun and stay safe, Mrs. Smith

     

    June 1st - 5th, 4th and 5th grades "Close Up" Drawings, Paintings or Photographs of flowers

    like Georgia O'Keeffe

    Hi Everyone! This week we are going to look at an artist named Georgia O'Keeffe. She is very famous for drawing and painting, landscapes (some with bones in them) VERY close up still life paintings of flowers, bones, shells, stones and many other "natural" objects.  While you are looking at her art and doing this project, think about these questions.

    How does her art work make you feel?

    How does her use of color make you feel?

    Do you like how close up some of her paintings are?

    Do you like Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings?

     

    Here is a little more information about Georgia O'Keeffe. 

     quick intro to georgia o'keeffe for year 7 | Teaching Resources

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/129971139232222766/ (short video about Georgia O'Keeffe)

    https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-georgia-okeeffe (Biography)

     

    Georgia O'Keeffe

     1915, Georgia O'Keeffe   1956, Georgia O'Keeffe By Yousuf Karsh

    American artist
    Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". Wikipedia
    BornNovember 15, 1887, Sun Prairie, WI
    DiedMarch 6, 1986, Santa Fe, NM
    SpouseAlfred Stieglitz (m. 1924–1946)
    I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
    Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) | Lake George Reflection | 20th ...Lake George Reflection, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921/22
    Yellow Sweet Peas 1925 Painting By Georgia O'Keeffe - Reproduction ... Yellow Sweet Peas, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1925
     
     Oriental Poppies (1928) | Learnodo Newtonic Oriental Poppies, 1928
     
    Quote;
    Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
     
    img_2406.jpg?resize=770%2C860&ssl=1  930, Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Cow’s Skull With Calico Roses” at the Art Institute Of Chicago
     
    Radiator Building–Night, New York | Georgia okeefe, Georgia o ... Radiator Building at Night ,New York City 1925
    New York Street with Moon - O'Keeffe, Georgia. Museo Nacional ...  New York Street and Moon, 1925
     
    The project we are going to be doing is a Georgia O'Keeffe close up of a flower. Some of the information and steps were taken from a website called "The Natural Homeschooler". This is a very interesting and informative site but is meant more for an adult who will be teaching children art. 
     

    CLOSE UP FLOWERS LIKE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE 

    While working on this project you need to think about some of the vocabulary we have covered in art class.

    1. Do you remember what a Highlight  and Shadow are? How do we use those when Shading a project? Where is the Light Source?

    2. What is a Color Gradient scale? This may be new wording for some of you, it is simply a color scale that goes from light to dark. We learned about this during our Still Life unit and used the word Monochromatic. 5th graders were learning about this during our interupted painting project.

    Brief summary: We start with a color, add white to create tints of the color and add black to create shades of the same color. Now put them in order from light to dark. You have just made a color scale or color gradient scale.( A Color Family)

    3.The rest of the vocabulary we have used in many projects

    outline,

    overlapping,

    contrast,

    warm colors,

    cool colors,

    neutral colors. (Browns, Black, Gray/Grey, White)

    At the Bottom of this lesson, (If you want to take a look before starting this) there are alternative materials that can be used to create this project. Some of you aren't wild about markers, so look there, you might see something else you like better. If you do, feel free to modify or change this lesson to work for those supplies.

    The SuppliesYou will Need:

    • 8 x 8 in. white paper (Construction or thicker paper works best)
    • 1 in. x 8 in white construction paper strips (folded into 5 equal parts)
    • scissors
    • multiple and varied colors of permanent markers (Like Sharpies)
    • multiple and varied colors of regular markers like Crayola, Sargent or Rose Art. (Be sure you have packages that include a variety of colors both light and dark.)
    • pencil
    • eraser

    OR....

    Just a Camera or phone, tablet, i-pad that has a camera. (We will talk about this a little further on in the lesson.

    IT IS A VERY GOOD IDEA TO PRACTICE A COLOR SCALE BEFORE YOU START THE REAL DRAWING. 

    This is the skill practice for the lesson.

    Choose a flower you want to draw. It can be a real flower, fake or a photograph  

    Okay you are going to learn 2 skills, The first is taking a close - up Photograph/picture.

    **** This is the Camera part of the project and some of you will stop here. Before you do though, take a look at the rest of the project it might be something you want to try. I do realize time might be a problem so, please, at least do this part.

    1 Go outside and find a flower. This can be any flower big or small and any color.

    2 When you are taking pictures there are things called Framing and croppingThis is when you really look at what you are photographing and decide what is or is not going to be in the picture.  You use the edge of the view finder or screen on digital equipment  like a "frame". You put that frame around what you want to photograph, move the frame around to get rid of what you do not want in the picture. (This is called Cropping)This could mean YOU have to move, NOT just the camera. When you have the photo the way you want it framed and all the information or "stuff" you don't want cropped out, then take the picture. Be sure to try some really close up photos of flowers.

    This is the second skill part of the project! 

    1 Once you have a flower, what is the main color of the flowers? Is it red, purple, yellow?

    That is the color/color family you will be using to make your gradient.

    2 Choose six variations of the same or close to the same color from your markers.

    3 On the folded strip of white paper, fill the construction paper strip with each color from lightest to darkest.

    You are making a color gradient scale. This also explains and tests which colors are lightest and which are darkest.

    You will need to know this before doing the main project.

    In this post, we are going to do another Famous Artists for Kids study by learning how to paint flowers like Georgia O'Keeffe.

    Now is this color warm or cool. This is important because the background will be a contrasting color or the opposite from what the flower is. (If the flower is warm the background will be cool.)

    Now on to the Main Project! 
     

    GEORGIA O’KEEFFE FLOWERS.

    This project will help you to always remember to begin with lighter colors and slowly add shading with layer on layer of color from light to dark.

    White areas must be left blank. This will introduce you to color planning and to visualise/imagine what the drawing will look like before starting.

    In this lesson, you will review or learn to color with markers in a different way.

    We know markers don’t erase, so like with watercolors, you have to start with lightest colors and slowly add darker to create shading and shadows for depth in the project.

    In this post, we are going to do another Famous Artists for Kids study by learning how to paint flowers like Georgia O'Keeffe. 

    Steps;

    1 You should already know what flower you are drawing and the colors you will be using. (Use your flower or picture)

    2 Draw the outline of the flower and it’s petals with pencil onto the 8 x 8 in. white paper. (Remember you're doing a close up. Should you draw the WHOLE flower?)

    Be sure to use the entire space of the paper. Remember to think about a real close up photograph.

    3 Next  outline the sketch, tracing over your pencil marks with the darkest permanent marker. Regular markers will smudge.

    4 Erase any pencil marks showing.

    In this post, we are going to do another Famous Artists for Kids study by learning how to paint flowers like Georgia O'Keeffe.

    4 As you begin to color the flowers, it’s extremely important to begin with lightest color and then add shadows slowly going darker and darker. Look at your flower often. Figure out where the highlights are and where the shadows are, Highlights will be left white OR the lightest color. Next figure out the shadows, SLOWLY add the next darkest color then the next and next until you build up how dark or light you want that area to be. This is something you should NOT RUSH! (It is okay to practise on a scrap piece of paper.) Keep adding shades in those places until you have added your finishing touches with the darkest color.

    **Refer to your gradient scale to remember which markers are lighter and darker.**

    6 Once all the colors are added Did you use cool or warm colors on the flower?

    If you used a warm color, choose a cool color for coloring any background space. If the flower was a cool color any background should be warm. There really should not be much background.

    BUT....

    If the whole paper is filled with the flower, that’s even better, remember these are big flowers.  

    4th Grade Enlarged Flowers and 5th Grade Falling For Foreshortening – Art with Mrs Filmore

    What is really cool about this project is it can be adapted to ANY art medium or material. For example, oil pastels, crayons, watercolors, acrylic  or tempra paint all work great! Below are some examples of Georgia's Flowers using other supplies.

    Using oil pastels or chalk pastels--Georgia O' Keef lesson  4th Grade Art Lessons – Art with Mrs Filmore  Chalk

    Every spring my third graders learn about Georgia O'Keeffe and her large scale flower paintings. We did our own using oil pastels.   Materia...

    CURRENT ART LESSONS UNDERWAY!! 1ST–5TH! – Art with Mrs Filmore  4th GRADE--Geogia O'keeffe Flowers - Fabulous Art teaching ideas here!!!! Oil Pastel

    Great art projects for kids  Simple Art Project Ideas: O'Keefe Watercolor Paint and Oil Pastel

    Creating Art: 2nd Grade Georgia OKeefe Inspired Flowers  Art for Small Hands: In the Style of - Georgia O'Keeffe  Paint

    How to Make a Beautiful Watercolor Flower Painting | Flower ...

    Quote;

    I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.

    list of related Georgia O'Keeffe books;

      My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter A Portrait by Jeanette Winter  Of all the books on Georgie O’Keefe, I like this one best. ...

    It's summertime, and the perfect time of year to learn a little bit about Georgia O'Keeffe.  Georgia O'Keeffe was famous for many things, but most people remember her paintings of flowers. When presenting this project to my kids, I asked them to imagine that they were bumble bees, and they  Through Georgia's Eyes

    Georgia Rises: A Day in the Life of Georgia O'Keeffe by [Kathryn Lasky, Ora Eitan]  Georgia O'Keefe (Revised Edition)

    Hi there again Panthers! I know there was a TON of information in this lesson. I hope some part of it you found interesting and exciting. Please remember to e-mail me your photos or photos of your artwork as attachments and I will add them to the Student Exhibit page of my web pages. If it is easier to send them through Schoology please do that instead. Stay Safe! Mrs. Smith

     
     

     

    May 25th - 29th, Kindergarten and 1st grade

    Hi Everyone!  I saw this Project a while ago and thought it looked like fun for when we did our color mixing units. I borrowed this project from the website "One Little Project at a time", created by Debbie Chapman. This is a very good site for art projects on a budget. I hope you enjoy it, Mrs. Smith

    How to Make Coffee Filter Monsters

    I love that these super cool monsters came from a boring old coffee filter?! With only some markers, construction paper and googly eyes the coffee filters transform into something super fun! If you don’t have the supplies lying around, you can find everything you’ll need at the dollar store.

    How to make Coffee Filter Monsters:

    Here’s a list of what you’ll need. The affiliate links below will take you to products on Amazon that are similar to the supplies we used to make this craft:

    I bought the coffee filters at the dollar store. The size doesn’t really matter, but we used the regular ones meant for 8-12 cup coffee makers. I also recommend giving each child a baking sheet to work from. It makes things easier and helps to contain the mess! 

    Layer two filters together, one on top of the other.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Do your best to flatten out the coffee filter before you get started. Now you can start colouring them!

    Since the colours are going to mix together, it really doesn’t matter what you draw. Just keep in mind that the more you cover the filter (the less white the better), the bolder and brighter the colours will be when you’re done!

    Coffee Filter MonstersYou can use any colour combination you like!

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Once you’re finished colouring your filters, use an eye dropper (a small spray bottle will also work) to drip water onto the coffee filters.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

     

    You want the entire coffee filter to be wet. Just make sure it’s not super water logged or it will take forever to dry. The coffee filters should be wet, but not in a giant puddle of extra water.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    How to Dry Coffee Filters:

    You have two choices:

    1. You can leave them overnight to dry (or longer if they are really wet).

    OR   ***** WITH ADULT HELP ONLY!!!*****

    2. You can dry them in the oven! This is our favourite option since it saves SO much time. But it will only work if your oven will heat to a very low temperature. We dry ours at 115F and it only takes about 30 to 40 minutes. DO NOT dry them at a temperature higher than 130F, or you could end up with a smokey situation! Be sure to watch them carefully, and take them out as soon as they’re dry to prevent the edges from curling up.

    Once they’re completely dry – and it’s important that they’re completely dry otherwise your fingers will get very messy –  you can start cutting!

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Make sure your two identical coffee filters are still on top of each other. Then grab some scissors and start cutting thin, equally spaced strips around your filter to create a “fringe.” Cut all the way around the coffee filters.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Now you can start creating your monster’s face. Add some eyeballs (it’s a monster, so the more eyes the better!), a smile, a silly face or whatever you want!

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Next, pull your two coffee filters apart. Rotate the bottom filter slightly so that they don’t line up perfectly, then tape the two filters together using crafters tape or double sided tape. (See the video above)

    I like to “fluff” the fringe on both filters just to give the monsters a little more dimension.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Next, add his arms and legs! Grab some construction paper and cut 4 strips – two thick (for the legs) and two thin (for the arms).

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Fold each strip like an accordion, making sure you leave a longer bit at one end so you can tape it to your monster.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    Tape the arms and legs onto the back of your monster using regular tape.

    Coffee Filter Monsters

    It’s ALIVE!!!  Coffee Filter Monsters

    Aren’t they cute?!!  These coffee filter monsters are SO FUN to make and they look amazing! They'd look great hung up on the wall or window! This is such a fun Halloween craft for kids. It would also be a great craft for a monster themed birthday party. Such a simple way to make some non-spooky Halloween decor! With so many ways to colour and decorate, no two monsters will be exactly the same! 

    These little monsters are ready to be played with or hung on the fridge or in the window as decoration! There are so many ways to decorate your monsters!

    Hi again! I hope you had fun with this project, We have used Coffee filters to mix colors before but this is a fun twist to the project. Remember to share your projects! Stay Safe! Mrs. Smith

    May 25th - 29th, 2nd grade - 5th grade

    Hi Everyone! I found another STEAM project!

    ***The tube flyer from last week was tricky! If you had some trouble making it fly, try standing higher, like on a deck or steps, and gently throw it straight out away from you. This is more of a glider than an airplane, it needs air currents to stay in the air. This kind of flyer needs to "scoop up" air to stay up, otherwise it will do a nose dive, like mine did.***

    ***I really like Pinterest, it has some very cool projects for kids. That being said, you never know what is going to show up on these pages. It is ALWAYS a good idea for an adult to check the pages before the kids. This  STEAproject came from Pinterest. (origami toys)***

     

    This project they call a Flipper. Pieces of paper are folded to create an origami spring (Some of you have done this in art class during free time.) and then they are connected to create a circle that flips back and forth. Below is a picture and the link to the video. 

    *There are ads in the video.*

    DIY Infinite Flip Fun Toy

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/7810999342329672/ (flipper)

    So fun and easy to make. 

    Materials;

    4 strips of paper, 1” by 11”, Smaller ones were 1/2” by 11” (These can be all the same color, all different or 2 different colors to make a pattern.)

    tape or glue

    Follow the steps below for folding the spring. 

    How to Make a Paper Spring – Playful Bookbinding and Paper Works

    Like in the video to create the flipper, the ends of the spring need to be glued together to form a circle. you can just glue them on the flat side  or you can slide one end of the spring inside the last fold on the other end and glue it there. both will work.

    When the glue is dry, the flipper should be able to move.

     *Some people who tried this on Pinterest suggested "Made one using sticky notes/page markers.. It saves your time of cutting and pasting the stripes"

    I Hope You have fun with this project! Don't get frustrated is it doesn't work great the first time. try it again, It took me 2 times to get it right! Ask an adult for help gluing the ends together for the circle. (Tape will work in SMALL pieces also.) I hope You enjoy this , Stay safe, Mrs. Smith

     

    May 18th - 22nd, All Grade levels

    Hi Panthers!

    Below I have added some new STEAM projects. I found them while searching for something completely different and thought,"Hey, my kiddos would like these"!  So, here they are. Some of them are VERY easy and 1 or 2 might be a little more challenging. Please, DO NOT feel you have to do them all! Just choose the ones you think look fun and give them a try. 

    1st Steam Project, A Paper Flier

    The first project should excite my paper airplane making friends. It is a type of flier that uses simple origami and wings. (Easiest) This flier works best if it is being thrown from you standing higher to a place that is lower. Ex. Your at the top of some steps gently throwing it sraight out. 

    .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvVQ66v1zAY Both of these are YouTube sites and have Ads.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQPMrkCf4Eg

    Materials;

    Square piece of paper 8" X 8"  (I used a piece of white printer paper, 8 1/2" X 11", and followed the steps in the video to get the square. Save the rectangle of paper (extra paper) for the wings.

    scissors

    tape or glue

    Crayons or markers to decorate their air plane.

    Steps;

    Please see the videos above for steps and folding. I had to watch the videos a couple times to see how to fold the paper correctly.

     

    2nd STEAM project, Paper Spinners.

    These next 2 projects are great for experimenting with visual color mixing. Depending on how the circles are colored, when they start spinning those colors will look like they are mixing together. The pictures and steps for this project come from a site called "Red Ted".

     

    DIY Paper Spinner Toys

    Materials;

    • Paper
    • Card board (This could be the back of a cereal box, kleenex box)
    • String
    • Pens
    • Scissors
    • Glue or glue stick
    • Something to trace for the circles (dish or plastic lid)

    Steps;

     

    1. Use a small dish or plastic lid,  (approx 10-12cm in diamater, about 5" or 6") to draw two circles.
    2. Color in your circles any way you wish. The colours will “mix” on any concentric circles. (see video for the effect). Be bold and experiment with different designs and patterns.
    3. Cut our your circles.
    4. Stick the first circle on some cardboard.
    5. Cut out the cardboard circle now.
    6. Stick the second circle on to the back.
    7. Make two small holes, approx 1cm apart, if not 8mm (about 1/2 inch) on either side of the centre of the circle 
    8. Thread string, approx 40cm ( about 20  inches) in length through and tie.

    Have a go at spinning!!

    At first it is tricky to get the spin going, but keep practicing and it will get easier. Once the spin is going, you can relax your hands a little, this will allow for the spinner to “reload in reverse” and keep going!!!!

    The 3rd STEAM project is called a Penny Spinner

    5 Penny Games to Keep Kids Occupied for Hours | Let Grow image from Lets Grow

    The next STEAM project is called a "Penny Spinner". It uses a cardboard circle and, you guessed it, a Penny! This project is like the last project, but instead of 2 holes poked in the center, a cut is made in the middle of the circle big enough to put a penny though. Here is the project and video showing the process and how the spinners work.

    https://www.crayola.com/crafts/penny-paper-spinners-craft/ 

    The crayola site shows steps picture by pictures. This site also suggests a glue gun to keep the penny in place, that is your choice but not necessary. 

    Cupboard Crafts & Experiments: Penny Spinners

     
    Cabinet Crafts & Experiments: Penny Spinners

    Supplies:

    • cardboard (This can be a shipping box or cereal box.)
    • pencil
    • scissors
    • markers
    • scotch tape **I use glue instead of tape so the circles stick together better**
    • white paper
    • a parent or caregiver nearby for help cutting
    • Something round to trace

    Directions:

    1. Trace any size circle onto a piece of cardboard. Have your parent or caregiver cut out the circle if needed.
    2. Trace the round piece of cardboard onto the white paper. Cut out the paper circle.
    3. Draw a design onto the round piece of paper. A fun experiment is to use the three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow so you can see green, orange, and purple appear when you spin.
    4. Have your parent or caregiver cut a slit into the center of the cardboard circle and also the round paper. Tape your design onto the round piece of cardboard by making tape loops. You may also glue your paper onto the cardboard.
    5. Push a penny into the slit and spin!

    You can watch this project at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL4ZKcEDHkQ

     

    I hope you enjoy these projects! Stay Safe, Mrs. Smith

     

     

     

     

     

     

    May 11th - 15th, Kindergarten and 1st grade

    Hi Panthers!

    While searching the internet for some fun outside art projects I discovered this one for us to do. I borrowed this project from Jamie and her "Hands On As We Grow" web site. She is a mom of 3 young boys, who has created a great web site. It is about some of the outdoor projects she has done with them. I thought this is a project the whole family can get involved in. As the author says it could be made into a treasure hunt! So here is the project I hope you enjoy it.

    These are nature suncatcher wind chimes.

    I love a craft that is easy for the kids to do and had a pretty end result! Natural suncatcher wind chimes are both of those things.

    Start out by getting the kids involved and active. Send them into the backyard or take a walk to collect find flowers and leaves!

    We just went around the yard finding pretty colors of flowers and interesting leaves. We tried to keep everything small in size but didn’t limit to just that.

    You could definitely make this part an entire activity in itself and do a scavenger hunt for certain colors, textures, or shapes. We always love a good scavenger hunt, and nature ones are classic!

    Finding special things in nature is fun, but remember that a little bit will go a long way for this activity.

    Searching for colors in nature to make nature suncatchers wind chimes

    Once we collected our nature goodies, its time to set up to make a collage of it all.

    Don’t forget the extra special part: these double as gorgeous suncatchers, too!

    Homemade Nature Suncatcher Wind Chimes for Kids to Make

    To make your found nature into wind chime suncatchers, you’ll also need:

    • Contact paper 
    • Here are 2 ways to make your own contact paper. 
    • YOU WILL NEED ADULT HELP!  
    • 1. Clear tape can be used to build a sheet of contact paper. Put 1 strip of tape, about 6" long, sticky side up on the table. Put another strip of tape, the same length,  so its edge overlaps the first strip a little bit. Keep doing this until you get a  sheet of sticky paper. This will have to be done again later on for the top layer.
    •  ****This method needs an iron so you will need parent help.
    •  2. Use Wax Paper. When it comes to adding more contact paper, add a second sheet of wax paper, put copy paper on top then use an iron to melt the 2 sheets together and trap objects in between the  papers.  
    • Scissors
    • Marker or pen
    • Rings from Mason jar lids (circle frames can be cut out of cardboard also.)
    • String (we used hemp cord but yarn or string works too)
    • A sturdy stick

    The Steps;

    Cut a small piece of contact paper and trace the mason jar rings onto the contact paper side                                                                                                         (not the part you peel off).

    Trace as many as you have rings for.

    Setup for nature suncatcher wind chimes

    Then peel the backing off the contact paper and tap onto the surface, sticky side up

    This is where the kids get to be as creative as they’d like!

    Hand over the stash of nature items they found and let them fill in those circles.

    We found it very cool to peel apart the flowers if they were big. To have a petal instead of a whole flower.

    Or if the flower was closed up or bell-shaped, we peeled it open to fan it out.

    They made for some gorgeous suncatchers!

    Nature collage for suncatcher wind chimes

    wherever you can.

    Nature collage complete for suncatcher wind chimes

    Such pretty suncatchers already!

    Nature collage complete for suncatcher wind chimes

    Then we cut them out. Along the circles we traced.

    Henry, my oldest who is 6, cut his himself. I went back over them to cut them a tad bit smaller though.

    We traced the outside of the mason jar ring. So to fit in the ring, they had to be slightly smaller.

    Cut out circles for suncatcher wind chimes

    Then I tied a knot around the rings using the string we had on hand.

    I simply pushed the suncatcher circles into the ring. We didn’t need to tape them, they stayed securely in place.

    But I can see that you may need to.

    I also tied the strings onto a stick to make them into a wind chime that we hung on our porch.                                                                                                   Two actually, and I love looking at them!

    Stunning suncatcher wind chimes the kids can make

    I love the simplicity of the raw mason jar rings. But I also think it would be fun to spray paint                                                                                                        them to give them color, too.

    However, I plan to use the lids again at some point for my jars, so I didn’t want to “ruin” them                                                                                                          at this time.

    Nature suncatcher wind chimes hung up

    The boys are so proud of their suncatcher wind chimes! They love them!

    And the sound they make is actually quite pleasant peaceful. I was nervous it would be clanky, but it’s actually quite nice.

    George with his suncatcher wind chimes - adore!

    I hope you enjoy this project! There are other Fun projects to check out on this website. Stay Safe, Miss You! Mrs.Smith

    May 11th - 15th, 2nd - 3rd grades

                                  Art Sub Lessons: Art Sub Plan - Circle Monsters

    Imagine someone hires you to paint the side of their building. Hmmmm... What would you paint? Something Realistic? Something Abstract or Non-Objective? Maybe a Super Hero? Whatever you chose, it would be a big job and would need a lot of planning, (and paint!) These large paintings called "MURALS" are also sometimes called "STREET ART". These Murals can be found all over the world. Here are some examples:

    These Dutch Artists Paint Gigantic Bookcase On Side Of Apartment ...   Holland

     

        Germany

         15 Photos Of Urban Street Art That Completely Transforms The Area     Glasgow, Scotland  

      ToArt, Budapest, Hungary

     

    The legend of giants on Behance   Natalia Rak, Poland

    Rochester has its own Murals/Street art. Each year since 2011, Mural Artists come to Rochester and participate in a project called "Wall Therapy". Wall Therapy has been creating beautiful Street Art all over Rochester. Some Businesses in the area let artists paint These huge murals on the sides of their buildings. These are some examples of murals here in Rochester and where they are located. (For a list of locations, go to WallTherapy.com Rochester)

     

         Best Rochester, NY Murals | Emily Malkowski | Travel & Lifestyle Blog   Pebbles, 2015, Andreas Englund, 70 Greenleaf Street

     

               Street Art: Exploring Rochester's Murals & Graffiti | Day Trips Around Rochester, NY Old Pueblo Grill

    MURAL LOCATION: 548 West Main Street - Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, South West Quadrant of Rochester, NY   Trelawney McCoy (from Rochester.)

    MURAL LOCATION: 548 West Main Street - Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, South West Quadrant of Rochester, NY

    https://vimeo.com/243716523 A short video by Sarah C. Rutherford about Rochester, "Art Therapy"

    Okay Panthers, here is your project! Imagine you are doing the side of a building for "Art Therapy" Think of something that would be fun or happy and  you want to share with the world! It should not have anything violent in it. You want to make people smile, be happy and maybe laugh.

    The Supplies;

    White Paper 9" X 12", any white paper will do.

    Pencil and eraser

    Colored pencils, crayons, markers or paint

    Steps: 

    1. The paper can go in either direction, horizontal (hamburg) or vertical (hotdog).

    2. Using the pencil draw or sketch in what is going to go on your building. (Remember it has to be BIG to fill up the side of a building.)

    3. When you get the drawing how you like it, outline it and color it in. The outline doesn't have to be black, use the color you are going to fill the space with. 

    *** If you want, you can add things like a roof or windows so it gives clues it is really a building.

    I hope you enjoy this project,  Miss You All! Mrs. Smith

     

     

    May 11th - 15th, 4th and 5th grades

     

    Hi Panthers!

                              Op Art Shaded Shapes Lesson Plan. KinderArt.com

    This is a project I sometimes do with the 5th grade art club. It is not very difficult, so I think 4th graders will enjoy it also. It is an optical illusion  (Trick the eye) that uses wavy and curved lines to make it look 3 Dimensional. (NOT FLAT)  Here are a couple optical illusion Examples:

    How Optical Illusions Work | CooperVision 

       Optical Illusions: Your Brain Is Way Ahead of You - Seeker

    Value and shading are also used to make it look darker (shadows) in the corners and lighter (highlighted) at the middle. This is done by pushing harder on the colored pencil in the corners and pressing lighter on the pencil for the highlight. I hope you have fun with this project. (Remember you can blend colors Too.) Miss you Guys! Mrs. Smith

     

    Supplies;

    9" X 12" white paper, any white paper without lines will do.

    Pencil and Eraser

    Black Marker or Colored Pencil

    Colored pencils, Crayons or Markers (Colored pencils work best)

     

    Steps;

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    I hope you enjoy this project! Remember CURVED LINES and SHADING will help make your illusion look more 3Dimensional. Stay safe, Mrs. Smith

     

     

    May 4th - 8th, Kindergarten and 1st grade

    Hi Panthers!

    For this art project I borrowed the images and instructions from iheartsartsncrafts.com. It is a short portrait project of a Jellyfish.  What is so fun about this project is it is not a typical painting, this one used GLUE for the paint!  Table salt, yes regular salt we eat, is added to create the TEXTURE on the Jellyfish and food color or watercolor paint can be used for the color. Below are the list of supplies needed and the directions. I hope you enjoy this project! Miss you guys! Mrs. Smith

     

    This is a link to ashort video about Jellyfish.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmynApko5XE 

    Jellyfish Salt Painting Activity For Kids

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    Supplies;

    • Hi Panthers!
    • For this art project I borrowed the images and instructions from iheartsartsncrafts.com. It is a short portrait project of a Jellyfish.  What is so fun about this project is it is not a typical painting, this one used GLUE for the paint!  Table salt, yes regular salt we eat, is added to create the TEXTURE on the Jellyfish and food color or watercolor paint can be used for the color. Below are the list of supplies needed and the directions. I hope you enjoy this project! Miss you guys! Mrs. Smith
    • Elmer’s Washable School Glue – Washable, no-run glue that is easy to use and stays where you put it.
    • Card Stock Paper – or  thicker paper.  We used a light blue color but any color will work fine.
    • Paint Brush or Pipettes
    • Liquid Watercolors or Food Coloring mixed with water
    • Salt

    DIRECTIONS: 

    1. First you’ll squeeze your glue designs onto your card stock paper. We opted for jellyfish because it’s one of my son’s favorite things to draw and they’re easy! You don’t have to do a jellyfish like we did.  Use your imagination! After we finished our jellyfish, we ending up drawing stars for starfish, some sharks, and turtle

     

     

     

      2. Sprinkle your design with salt until it is covered and then shake the excess salt off   

     Salt-Painting-Craft-For-Kids-1.jpg    

    I hope you enjoy this project! Please remember to share your projects! Miss you guys!  Don't forget, office hours are Wednesdays, 3:00 - 3:30, Hope to see you! Mrs. Smith

     

     

    May 4th - 8th, 4th and 5th grades

    Hi Panthers!   Happy May Day!  (May 1st)    Dancing around maypole | Ten British May Day traditions, in ...

    Back in the old days, May 1st was referred to as May Day. There were celebrations to welcome spring and all kinds of festivals. One of the main events for May Day was dancing around a Maypole. (They still  have this tradition in England and other parts of Europe.) It was a wood pole beautifully decorated with flowers and ribbons and kids danced around it holding onto the ribbons. (Yes, back when I was in school they actually had us do this.) Be happy, making a Maypole is NOT your project. While searching for fun projects and "May", I did find a project that kind of looks like a Maypole, however.

    This  projects is a combination of art and STEM, better known as "STEAM". (Some of you may have noticed the posters in the art room.) Your making a Kinetic art project. Your art project will move. Some of you might remember Alexander Caulder's Mobiles and kinetic/moving Art. If you don't, "Alexander Caulder was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents)" - Wiki

    21 Facts About Alexander Calder | Contemporary Art | Sotheby's  Alexander Calder

    B. 1898, LAWNTON, PENNSYLVANIA; D. 1976, NEW YORK

    Alexander Calder was born on July or August 22, 1898, in Lawnton, Pennsylvania, into a family of artists. In 1919, he received an engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. Calder attended the Art Students League, New York, from 1923 to 1925, studying briefly with Boardman Robinson and John Sloan. - Guggenheim Resources

    Untitled  Untitled', Alexander Calder, 1937 | Tate

    Caulder, Untitled, 1976, National Gallery of Art   Untitled, 1937, Tate

     

    Buy ScienceGeek Classic Newton's Cradle Balance Balls Online at ...

    Modern Newtons Cradle sculptures are also examples of kinetic art. below is a link to watch it work.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LnbyjOyEQ8

     

    NOW on to our project!

    The link below shows the project we are going to be doing. It is a type of origami spinning toy.

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKvv1sRpYH0

    April 27, 2020

     

    This project is for Both Kindergarten and 1st Grade

     

    Hi Panthers!

    This project is a very easy Portrait project. 

    Imagine your favorite song comes on the radio, you're so excited to hear it you just tip your head back and start singing along! (or in Art class when a good Kidz Bop song comes on.) That is what this portrait is about. It is a self portrait, (a portrait of you) singing your favorite song. (Remember a Portrait's main/big idea is a person or animal.)

    Here are some student examples;

    665 Best Art - Lesson Plans Ideas for 4-6 images in 2020 | Art ...

    Looks pretty easy, right? I hope you have fun with this project. Miss you guys! Mrs. Smith

    Supplies;

    9" X 12" White Paper or copy paper.

    Pencil and eraser

    Crayons, Colored pencils or Markers

    Black Marker or crayon.

     

    Steps For the head;

    You do not need to draw eyes in this self portrait. Look at the student examples for help. 

    1. Turn paper so it is going horizontal (hamburger), the top and the bottom of the drawing are the long sides of the paper.

    2. Where is the middle of the paper?  Where you think the middle of the paper is, draw a VERY light line, from the top of the paper to the bottom.

    3. On one side of the paper draw a large circle for your head. (Leave room on the other side of the paper for the musical notes.)

    4. At the top of the circle, on the outside edge, draw a small curved line or half circle, this will be your nose. Think of your head tipped back, your nose would be towards the top of your head, not in the middle of your face. 

    5. Inside the big circle draw an oval, for your mouth, make it big enough to put in teeth and a tongue.

    6. Add 2 curved lines for ears on each side of the big circle being used for the head.

    7. Draw 2 lines from the head to the bottom of the paper to create your neck.

    8. Use a black marker or crayon to go over all the pencil lines.

    9. Using crayons, colored pencils or markers add hair, teeth and tongue. 

    10. Color in the head and neck.

    Steps for the musical notes and background;

    11.  Using the pencil, draw a straight or wavy line that goes from the side of the head closest to the middle of the paper across the space to the side of the paper. (Look at the student example for help.)

    12. Draw a second line just like the first but it should get farther away from the 1st line as it gets closer to the edge of the paper, like a fan.

    13. Do this 3 more times. (there should be a total of 5 lines like a music staff.)

    14. Add Musical notes on the lines or in the spaces between the lines. The notes are small circles or ovals colored in black with a straight vertical line drawn from the sides of these small shapes. (Like you see in Music class.)

    15. Using  a crayon, color around the edge of the paper so it looks like a frame.

    16. The rest of the background can be colored in very lightly or left white.

    I hope you enjoy this project! Remember, please share your art work and I will try to post it! Miss you all! Mrs. Smith.

     

    This project is for 2nd and 3rd graders.

     

    Hi Panthers!

     Many of you enjoyed the 3D Light House so I thought you might like another 3 dimensional project. The 3rd graders were talking about cacti and patterns in March, so while searching  Pinterest I found  "3D Cacti" and thought they looked fun. I hope you enjoy this project. Please remember to share! Miss you all! Mrs. Smith

    15+ Awesome Mini Cactus Gardens | Mini cactus garden, Plants ...         Indoor Cacti and Succulents

     

    3 dimensional Cacti examples;

     

    Paper Cactus · Art Projects for Kids     Paper Cactus Project (HQ) (3 of 15) | Telstra Exchange  Modern 3-D Paper Cactus Craft   

    Materials:

    Circle or oval objects to trace for the sides of round cacti. (you can also make your own cacti tracer.) Don't make them too large, they have to fit in a small container.

    Colorful Cardstock or Paper (White paper can also be colored with crayons or markers to make colored paper.)

    Crayons, Colored pencils, Markers

    Scissor

    Glue 

    Ruler

    Pencil/ eraser

    Paper cups, or dish to "plant" cacti in. (Plastic yogurt, jello, fruit cups or Tuna fish cans can also be used.)

    Small stones or crumpled up paper to put around bottom of cactus

    Steps;

    1. Trace either 4 circles, 4 ovals or your cacti pattern. (The example shows 3 shapes)

    2. Using the scissors carefully cut out the 4 circles, ovals or your design. (See resource folder.)

    3D Paper Cactus Craft step 1

    3. Fold the cactus stems in half lengthways.

    3D Paper Cactus Craft step 2

    4. Apply glue to one half of a folded cactus stem.

    3D Paper Cactus Craft step 3

    5. Glue the stem to another folded stem.

    6. Continue gluing the stems until they are connected, (The last 2 should be glued to each other to finish the cactus.) and make it round.

    3D Paper Cactus Craft - Kids Craft Room

    7. When the glue is dry you can draw on spikes or lines to create marks on the cactus. Look at the examples. ** Spikes can also be cut out and glued on.**

    8. Glue cactus to the bottom of the paper cup and let it dry. (The paper cup might need to be cut shorter for the cactus to be glued inside.)

    *****For parents ONLY! A hot glue gun can be used for this part, it dries very quickly.*****

    9. The small stones can be placed around the cactus for a natural look.

    10. Flowers can be cut out of colored paper and glued onto cactus

    I hope you have fun with this project. Please remember to share your art work Miss you all! Mrs. Smith

      

    3 Dimensional Cacti

     

    Paper Cactus · Art Projects for Kids     Paper Cactus Project (HQ) (3 of 15) | Telstra Exchange  Modern 3-D Paper Cactus Craft   

    Materials:

    • Colored paper (White paper can be colored with markers or crayons)
    • Small tin can/pot/paper cup
    • Circles to trace (plastic lids, etc.) These are for the sides of the round cactus. (easiest)
    • Glue
    • Paint/sharpie/markers
    • Small rocks (optional)
    • Scissors
    • Pencil
    • Paint brush 

     

    This Project is for both 4th and 5th Graders

     

    One Point Perspective Drawings

    Hi Panthers!

    This is totally review for both 4th and 5th graders. This drawing has been made super easy for you and it is just to review language like, Horizon line, Vanishing point, Diagonal lines, Overlapping, Size and Placement, Foreground, Middle Ground and Background. Please have fun with this, it is not meant to make you struggle.

    One point perspective: a guide for artists | Creative Bloq

    Learning Goals:

    Can describe and locate the vanishing point within one point perspective drawings

    Can create a 1 point perspective drawing using a ruler

    Demonstrate an understanding that placement, size and overlapping of objects creates space within artwork

    Strengthen drawing skills

    Utilize value (lightness or darkness of a color) to create volume and depth within objects

    Student Work;

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    Supplies; 

    9" X 12" White Paper (Copy paper is fine)

    Pencils/erasers

    Ruler / straight edge

    Crayons, colored pencils, markers

     

    Steps; Image by Kathy Barbro, "Art Projects for Kids"

    Draw a Vanishing Point Road. Free PDF tutorial download. #vanishingpoint #howtodraw

    The above illustration demonstrates all the steps. Please remember you can change the road and make it water, or the yellow brick road, the pine trees could be palm trees or flowering trees. Have fun with this and be creative. Please remember to share your art work! Miss you guys! Mrs. Smith

     

     

    April 20, 2020

     

     This project is for both Kindergarten and 1st Grade

     

    This is what Non-Objective art looks like. These 2 paintings are by the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

     

    Wassily Kandinsky: Painting "Yellow-Red-Blue" (1925), Framed - ars ...   Wassily Kandinsky — 610 artworks, biography, books, quotes, articles

        "Yellow Red and Blue" 1925     "Color Study Squares with Concentric Rings" 1919

     

      

     Kandinsky art lit 91

     

     

    Non Objective art is a type of abstract art. What non-objective means is there is no recognizable object in the art. For example you can not see a house or person in the artwork, it might have just lines, shapes, patterns or splashes of color. Wassily Kandinsky is famous for creating abstract/non-objective art. His art work reflected how he felt and what he thought sounds would look like. 

     

    Mati and Dada meet Kandinsky This is a link to a short youtube cartoon about a young girl and her robot meeting Wassily Kandisky.

     

     

    The Noisy Paint Box By Barb Rosenstock   The Noisy Paint Box Printables, Classroom Activities, Teacher ...   This is a link to the story The Noisy Paint Box, by Barb Rosenstock.  It is a story about Wassily Kandinsky and how he became an artist. There are sound effects and music but the story will need to be read to our younger kids. I hope you enjoy the story!

     

    Kandinsky Trees after concentric circles       Kandinsky Tree Collage · Art Projects for KidsKandinsky Circles (Art & Math Arrays) | Share My Lesson

    The Project we are going to make is more an abstract piece of art than a totally non-objective piece. We will still be using some of Kandinsky's ideas in this project. I think it will be fun and not very difficult. 

     

    Materials;

     

    A piece of white paper 9"X 12" (copy paper is okay it's a little smaller) unless you use paint, then you will need thicker paper.

    Black paper (If you don't have black paper, you can color a white paper all black with your crayons)  

    Colored paper, a few different colors (You can make colored paper by using crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint and coloring/painting some small pieces of white paper.) 

    Scissors

    Glue

    Pencil/eraser

    Crayons, markers, colored pencils.  (Greens, Yellow, Blues, Purple)

    Circle tracers, different sizes. 1 bigger, 1 medium, 1 small (These could be the bottom of a water glass, some kind of a medium size lid, a quarter.)

    This project can also be painted in place of some coloring.

    Paint green, yellow, blue, purple - green and yellow for the ground, blue and purple for the sky.

    Paint brushes

    Small dish of water

    Paper Towel to clean up spills and drips, also to dry brushes.

     

    Steps;

     

    1. Turn the white paper so it is vertical. (The long sides should be going up and down) On the white paper, draw a light line with your pencil across the paper, from one side to the other, where you think the middle is.

    2. Below  the pencil line (The horizon Line) is the ground. Using The yellow and different kinds of green color the bottom half of the paper. You can make stripes. or draw some patterns on the stripes its up to you.

    3. Color the top half using the blues and purple. You can make stripes or swirls with the colors (Like Starry Night).

    If You are going to paint this part, everything is the same except you are using paint. (remember to clean your paint brush between colors ) If you paint you have to wait a little while for it to dry. Then you can glue pieces onto your background. 

     

    For your tree

    4. Using the scissors, cut the black paper into strips.  (You can draw line to help if you want)

     - Make one strip wide and longer for the tree trunk.

     - Make 5 or 6 shorter and thinner to become branches.

    5. When your background is ready, glue the trunk of the tree in place and add the branches. (look at the examples)

    6. Using circle tracers, trace different size circles onto the colored pieces of paper, there should be enough circles for each branch. (If there are 6 branches there should be 6 big circles.)

    7. Cut out the circles, remember to stay on your lines. (The scissors are the car and the line is the road, try to stay on the road!) 

    8. Glue down the biggest circles first on each branch.

    9. Glue remaining circles on bigger circles.  (They should go from big to small, look at the examples.) They should look like Kandinsky's "Concentric Rings" painting.

     When all your circles are glued in place, your project is complete. Let the tree dry and your Kandinsky Tree is done.

     

    I hope you have fun with this project. Please take your time cutting and coloring, remember we are trying to reach a #4 with our coloring, cutting and painting. 

     

    **Please post your art work here on my web page, to my e-mail (penny_smith@gateschili.org) or Schoology. I love when you share your art work with me! Miss you all! Mrs. Smith**

     

     

    This Project is for 2nd and 3rd graders

     

    This project will once again involve architecture, but in a different way. We will be using architecture/buildings when we create a landscape.  We are are familiar with traditional landscapes that have hills, trees, water a background with clouds or the sun. There are many different kinds of landscapes, however, it depends on the environment you are in. The environment we are going to be in for this landscape is the city. This kind of landscape is called a cityscape.

     

    When we make our cityscape we are going to look at an American artist named James Rizzi. James Rizzi was a POP artist, famous for his cityscapes.

     

    (Pop Art. ... This type of art is called pop art and it began in the 1950s. Pop art is a style of art based on simple, bold images of everyday items, such as soup cans, painted in bright colors. Pop artists created pictures of consumer product labels and packaging, photos of celebrities, comic strips, and animals. Oct 13, 2017, Study.com)
     
     
     
    James Rizzi | Discography | Discogs    
     
    BornOctober 5, 1950, Brooklyn, New York, NY
    DiedDecember 26, 2011, New York, NY
     
     

    If you’re wondering who this James Rizzi guy is, he was a Pop Artist from Brooklyn, New York who had a deep love for his neighborhood in Soho, NYC. Rizzi loved the people there and he captured that in his paintings and sculptures of the city.

    Interestingly enough, James Rizzi was a business major in college and switched to art after his roommates encouraged him to sign up for art classes. And once he graduated, he wasn’t an overnight success. Matter of fact, he recounts the days where he’d sell his paintings and prints on the steps of a building in his community. To make ends meet, he was a taxi cab driver. He eventually went on to do album covers for The Ramones and The Police amongst other things. But that didn’t happen overnight. - Glue and Glitter

    Here are some examples of James Rizzi art work.

    James Rizzi - Make Friends with Life and People - Catawiki   Elements of the Art Room: 3rd grade James Rizzi Cities!  Take the A train to Harlem by James Rizzi on artnet

     

    So in this project we will be creating some silly buildings with a sky background. Here are some examples of finished student work.

    Elements of the Art Room: 3rd grade James Rizzi Cities!   James Rizzi ~ Pop Art Buildings | Pop art

     

     

    ex. #1 Sorry this is sideways Subplans of the second class | Art lessons elementary, Art sub ...   

     

    ex.#2 by Cassie Stephens  Greenwood, Sarah/Art / Meet the Teacher

     

     

    Materials;

    White paper, 9" X 12" 

    Pencils and erasers

    Black permanent marker (Sharpie) or black crayon

    Markers

    Crayons

    Paint brushes

    Small dish of water

    Paper towel for drips and spills.

     

    Steps;

    1. You can turn the paper either way, vertical or horizontal.

    2. The FOREGROUND will go in first. This is a row of rectangles that will be our first row of buildings. these rectangles go across the bottom of the paper. The rectangles should touch each other on the sides. Look at ex #1 *** Leave room for a second row of buildings and the sky.

    3. Draw a second row of rectangles, the first row should overlap these.  ex. #1

    4. For the BACKGROUND, in the middle of the paper, from the top of the paper to the buildings, draw a vertical line. ex. #1

    5. Draw a sun on one side of line and a moon on the other. ex. #1

    6. Add silly faces to the fronts of all the rectangle buildings. Look at exs. #1 and #2

    7. Add doors and windows to rectangle buildings ex. #1

    8. Use the Black marker or crayon to go over your pencil lines. (erase unwanted pencil lines)

    9. Use markers, crayons or colored pencils to add color to your buildings. Remember to use BRIGHT colors!

     

    **** If you want, you can use paint to color in your buildings also.****

     

    I hope you enjoy this project! The silly faces and bright colors are so much fun to look at! Keep sending your art work, **Please remember you can share your art work here on my web page, to my e-mail (penny_smith@gateschili.org) or Schoology.**Miss you all! - Mrs. Smith

     

     

    This project is for both 4th and 5th graders

    This project is to create a Picasso/Cubist style portrait

     

    Pablo Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. - Wikikidz

     10 Most Famous Pablo Picasso Paintings | Widewalls

    Pablo Picasso born 1881 - died April 1973 at the age of 91

    Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881, and was raised there before going on to spend most of his adult life working as an artist in France. Throughout the long course of his career, he created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other items such as costumes and theater sets. Wikikidz

    Cubism - the first abstract style of modern art    Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians    Pablo Picasso - 1160 artworks - painting   

    The Brick Factory at Tortosa, 1909  Three Musicians, 1921     Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937  

    Cubism was a very important avant-garde art movement which started in 1907 in France. (Avant-garde means new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts.) Cubism is a style of art which aims to show all of the possible viewpoints of a person or an object all at once. It is called Cubism because the items represented in the artworks look like they are made out of cubes and other geometrical shapes. Cubism was first started by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

    Analytical Cubism is the first type of cubism. Most analytical Cubists painted and drew in monochrome (only one colour) so that the person who was looking at the painting did not pay attention to colour, but only to the shapes and the forms that were being shown.

    This was changed in 1912 when Picasso first started painting with colours and using collages. Collage is when you glue together different cut-up pieces of paper to make an artwork. This new form of Cubism was called Synthetic Cubism. Picasso invented collage because he was tired of the way he was making his art, and wanted to try out something new. Pablo Picasso created over 20,000 pictures. From 1912 to 1919 was Picasso's Synthetic Cubism Period. - Wikikidz

     

    Dora Maar - Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions  This is what Dora Maar REALLY looked like. She was a painter and photographer.

    How would you like Picasso to paint a portrait of you?

    What about you do you think he would really make stand out?

    For Dora Maar it was her hands, hair and eyes. (Check out her portrait above)

     

    This is the project you are going to create.  This can be a Self Portrait or a Portrait of someone else. Here are some student examples.

    Artwork published by katherine1054 | Picasso art, School art ...   Kylie Malpass (kjmalpass) on Pinterest   Artwork published by Sarah7481 | Picasso art, Pablo picasso art ...

     

    Materials;

    9" X 12" white paper. (Copy paper is fine if you are not painting)

    Pencil and eraser

    Crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil crayons

    Black marker (sharpie) or crayon

    This project can also be painted in place of coloring.

    Paint  (a lot of colors)

    Paint brushes (different sizes)

    Small dish of water

    Paper Towel to clean up spills and drips, also to dry brushes.

    Newspaper to cover surfaces

     

    The steps.

    ex. #1Portrait, Cubism | Picasso art, Cubism art, Elementary art  ex.#2 picasso face project for little ones | Look around!

     

    1. Draw a BIG U in the middle of your paper.

    2. Connect the top of the U with a curved line.  This will make the outline of your head.

    3. - From the TOP of the head, make a vertical or diagonal line towards the center/middle of the head. where you think the nose would be.

        - Make a small or short horizontal line, this will create the bottom of the nose.

        - From the end of this short line, draw a vertical line to the bottom of the U or the chin.

    *** You can use curved lines when creating a profile if you would like your portrait to look a little more natural (look at example.)***

    This splits the face into 2 halves. One side will look like a profile, the side of a face, and the other will look like the face is looking straight ahead.

    4. Draw 2 diagonal lines from the bottom of the U to the bottom edge of your paper. This will create the shoulders of your portrait.

    ex. #3Pablo Picasso for Kids | | Picasso art, Pablo picasso art ...

    These are some facial feature examples to look at for ideas

     

    5. On the side of the head that looks like a profile, draw  an eye, eyebrow and half a mouth. (Remember, cubism often uses geometric shapes, so these facial features do not have to be realistic or totally alike.)

    6. On the other side of the head, draw an eye, eyebrow, other part of the mouth and ears. These DO NOT have to line up with the facial features you just drew on the 1st side of the face.

    ***The eyes, mouth and ears do not have to match.***

    7. Add hair in a style you like or think is fun. 

    *** It is okay to practise a few times before you decide on a final portrait.***

    8. When you are happy with your portrait, look at the student examples, and how color is added.

    9. Go over all the pencil lines with black marker or crayon.

    10. Color each half of the face a different color. (Remember, we are trying to reach a #4 so go slow)

    11. The mouth, eyes hair, ears can all be different colors.

    12. The shoulders and background can also be colored in using different colors.

    *** Patterns made with lines and shapes can also be used to fill in the shoulders and background.***

    If you are using paint, follow the directions up to step #9. From there, instead of coloring,

    10.  Paint in each half of the face a different color. ( Be sure to let your paint dry a little when you are done painting one half of the portrait. This will help stop the paints from mixing when you paint the othe half of the face.)

    11. Carefully paint in facial features. (Use a small brush if you have one.)

    12. Paint in the background and shoulders using different colors. 

    *** Patterns made with lines and shapes can also be used to fill in the shoulders and background.***

    13. Let your painting dry

     

    I hope you enjoyed this Project!

     

    ****Remember to snap a photo of your work and send it to my e-mail (penny_smith@gateschili.org) or upload your work to Artsonia or Schoology. Whatever is the easiest for you. I am excited to see your art work! Miss you All! Mrs. Smith

     

     

    April 13th Kindergarten & 1st

    Students will be creating an easy spring landscape painting. (For friends who do not have paint at home, please remember, this can be changed into a drawing project VERY easily. Use crayons, colored pencils or oil pastels to draw in the parts of the landscape.)

     

    Field of Flowers: A Preschool/Early Elementary Painting Lesson ... 

    This is a YouTube video showing all the steps to make this project

    **** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWJI4laKwJo **** (ads do pop up)

     

     

    There are 3 important ideas for Kindergarten and 1st grade students to learn or to be reinforced in this project; 

     

    1. The 3 areas of a landscape; FOREGROUND, MIDDLE/MID GROUND and BACKGROUND. (New for K, review for 1st)

     

          Foreground - area in a drawing, painting or photograph that is at the bottom of the picture and looks closest to the person who is looking at it.

          Middle/Mid Ground  - area in a drawing, painting or photograph around the middle or "Horizon Line" in the picture. ** Horizon Line is where the sky looks like it touches the                ground. It is new vocabulary for kindergarten but 1st grader have heard it from other projects. 

          Background - The area in a drawing, painting or photograph that looks the farthest away from the person who is looking at the picture. (This is usually the easiest for kids to                  l earn.) 

     

    2. Overlapping, (ask if they remember what this is.) when one thing partially covering something else. This makes the object in front look closer and the one behind look farther away. We used this in our last project so it should be review for both K and 1st.

     

    3.  Putting objects at the bottom of the paper makes them look closer. Drawing objects at the papers bottom and making them bigger makes them look closer to the person looking at the picture.

     

    The materials you will need:

    For painting:

    Paint brushes (1 bigger brush and one smaller for leaves.)

    9" X 12" White paper (if possible a little heavier than copy paper.)

    Paints (green, yellow and a variety of colors for flowers.)

    small dish of water

    paper towel (for drips and spills.)

     

    The steps are quite easy, there are only 5.

     

    1. Use a little water to dampen approximately 1/2 of the paper with the biggest brush.

    2. Still using the big brush, use some yellow paint and paint over the dampened area of the paper. The water is used to keep the yellow paint lighter.

    * Clean the big brush

    3. Use the big brush to paint blue paint on the rest of the paper.

    4. Using the smaller brush, make strokes from bottom edge of paper (Yellow side) upward. These will be leaves for the flowers. Keep brushing in leaves all the way across bottom of paper.

    5. Using your finger, dab colored paint onto the tops of the leaves to make flowers. Put on as many flowers as you want and use whatever colors you want.

     

    For Drawing:

    Crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels other drawing materials

    9" X 12" White paper

     

    There are 4 steps for the Drawing

     

    1. Using a yellow crayon, or other drawing material, color about 1/2 paper yellow.

    2. Using a blue crayon color the rest of the paper for the sky.

    3. Use a dark green crayon to draw and color the plant leaves at the bottom of the yellow side of the paper. *remind students they can use long ovals to make leaves. make the leaves tall almost to where the blue starts in the middle.

    4. Choose a color or many colors to add flowers to the leaves. put on as many flowers as wanted.

     

     

     

     

    2nd and 3rd grade 3D Lighthouse.

         Fun Holiday – Lighthouse Day     Lighthouse Renovations | Florida Coast Guard

    Images of real Lighthouses

     

    This project is for both 2nd and 3rd grade. 

    Did you know, August 7th is National Lighthouse Day? This date is used because over 200 years ago, on August 7th, Congress approved an act for lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers be built. These were built to protect sailors (mariners) from the dangers found by the coastlines of the oceans, lakes and rivers.

    Students are creating a 3D Lighthouse with objects you might have at home. This project is covering a bit of architecture and 3D art. (If students can not find any of the objects around the house there is a drawing project at the end with step by step directions.)

     

    These are examples of student lighthouses.

       Lighthouse Kids Craft  Lighthouse Crafts – Chesapeake Chapter U.S.L.H.S.  Make a Paper Cup Lighthouse - YouTube

     

    Materials you can use;

    Plastic cups like solo cups 

    Clear plastic cups like clear fruit, jello, pudding or yogurt. 

    Styrofoam coffee cups

    Old Soda cups from McDonalds, Burger King or other restaurant.

    Cans- veggie cans, pringles (To be covered with white paper)

    Water or soda bottles

    Paper to tape or glue paper around cans/bottles

    Scissors

    Glue

    Tape

    Markers or crayons to decorate sides of house.

    Small battery operated candle/tealight for light.

    A small piece of cardboard  or strong paper plate for a base.

    Small stones to put around the bottom of  the lighthouse.

     

    The simplest way to build a lighthouse is shown further below. If you have different materials however, here are some other steps.

     

    1. Decide on what you are going to use for the building or body of your lighthouse.

    2. If you want to change the color of the building, wrap white paper around the object.

    3. Tape or glue paper in place. (I like tape)

    4. You can use markers or something else to draw windows, doors and maybe stripes around the building. (This can be done before paper is taped on if it's easier.)

    5. Color base to look like land or an island.

    6. Glue building to base.

    7. Put small plastic cup, (the jello, fruit one) on top of building to create area for the light. Tape the small cup to the top so it can still be opened.

    8. If you have a small battery operated tealight or candle, it can be placed inside the clear top of the lighthouse. (If you glue it the light can't be turned on and off.)

    9. Around the bottom of the lighthouse, glue stones or crumpled up paper that looks like stones.

     

     

     lighthouse | Lighthouse crafts, Vbs crafts, Sunday school crafts    

     

    For students who do not have the supplies to build a miniature Lighthouse, here are some instructions to draw one instead.

    Supplies needed;

    White paper 

    Pencil and eraser

    Crayons, markers or colored pencils. 

    A ruler or straight edge.

    Images of lighthouses.

     

     

    How to Draw a Lighthouse | Art classroom, Lighthouse art, Art ...

     

    **Please post your art work here on my web page, to my e-mail (penny_smith@gateschili.org) or Schoology.** It is great when you Share your art work, I love to see it! Miss you all! Mrs. Smith 

     

     

    This project is for both 4th and 5th grade. 

    This project is about Paul Klee and Architecture.   Paul Klee Watercolor-Crayon Lesson - Liberty Hill House

    Kind of a strange mix since Klee was more of a painter than an Architect.  Many of his paintings of buildings look like buildings made with Legos or colorful building blocks.   

    50 Piece Classic Wooden Building Block Set - Hardwood Plain ...          Universal Lego Sorting Machine' Made Out of Lego Uses AI to Sort ...  

     

    How would you like to live in one of these?

    Who were the 1st Architects? Do you remember? Think about what they had to use to make a home or dwelling. Some of their supplies might have made structures similar to a building made of blocks ( just less colorful). Yikes!

     

    Thank goodness Architecture has made so MANY advances with better supplies and tools for making safer structures!

     

    Paul Klee did travel a lot, however, and the colors and buildings he saw in these places did influenced his artwork.

     

    When Paul Klee visited Tunisia in 1914, he was looking in part for his "oriental" roots. The walls of the city of Kairouan so impressed him that standing in front of them, he famously said, "color possesses me..the color and I are one." Shortening his visit, he quickly returned to Europe to paint the works for which he became celebrated. - The Art Story

     

    Klee also, greatly admired the art of children, who seemed to create free of models or previous examples. In his own work he often strove to achieve a similar untutored simplicity, often by employing intense colors inspired by an early trip to North Africa, and by line drawing in the unstudied manner of an everyday craftsman. - The Art Story

     

     

     

    Paul Klee was such an interesting artist and he experienced many different events in his short life time. Here are 10 facts about him.

    PAUL KLEE | 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE FAMOUS PAINTER

    #1 WHEN HE WAS YOUNG, PAUL KLEE WANTED TO BE A MUSICIAN

    Paul Klee was born on 18 December, 1879 in Switzerland. Both his parents were involved in music. His father Hans Wilhelm Klee was a German music teacher while his mother Ida Marie Klee was a Swiss singer.

    #2 INITIALLY HE STRUGGLED WITH COLOR

    The use of bold colors by artists like Robert Delaunay and Maurice de Vlaminck inspired Klee. But instead of copying these artists, Klee started doing his own experimentation with colors.

    #3 HE IS CALLED THE ‘NEWTON OF COLOR’

    Klee studied the color theory and wrote about it extensively.

    #4 KLEE HAD A VERY INDIVIDUALISTIC STYLE

    Klee was a natural draftsman and once he successfully combined his knowledge of color with his abilities as a draftsman, he created a highly individualistic style.

    #5 PAUL KLEE SERVED IN THE MILITARY DURING WORLD WAR I

    From early 1917, he was transferred to work as a clerk for the treasurer till the end of the war. This allowed him to continue painting and by the end of the year he was considered by critics as best of the new German painters.

    #6 ‘PAUL KLEE NOTEBOOKS’ ARE THE BIBLE OF MODERN ART

    From 1921 to 1931, Paul Klee taught at the German Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. A collection of his Bauhaus lectures and other essays on art are known as the ‘Paul Klee Notebooks’. These are held in the same regard in modern art as Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘A Treatise on Painting’ holds for Renaissance artists. A critic even went to the extent of saying that as Newton is to Physics, Klee is to modern artists.

    #7 HE HAD TO FLEE FROM GERMANY

    From 1931 to 1933, Klee taught at the Dusseldorf Academy. During this time he was targeted by a Nazi newspaper. His house was searched by the Gestapo and he was fired from his job. All this led to Klee immigrating to Switzerland with his family by late 1933.

    #8 HE DIED OF SCLERODERMA

    Klee died on 29 June 1940 in Switzerland, 7 years after being diagnosed with the deadly disease scleroderma. 

    #9 THE MOST FAMOUS PAINTING BY KLEE IS ‘AD PARNASSUM’

    Klee was a prolific painter with over 9000 works of art. He created nearly 500 works in 1933 and over 1200 in 1939, which was the most he produced in a year. Klee once described drawing as “taking a line for a walk”. ‘Ad Parnassum’, which he painted in 1932, is widely considered his masterpiece and the best example of his pointillist style.

    #10 HIS STYLE IS ASSOCIATED WITH MANY ART MOVEMENTS

    Klee’s works have been associated with Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstraction but it is difficult to classify them. He interpreted art trends in his own way and used innovative methods and techniques. He worked in multiple media and even combined them into one work at times. Influence of his interest in music can be seen in his works, which also showcase his varying moods and dry humor.

     

    The project we are going to create comes from Paul Klee's use of line and color in the way he painted architecture. We are going to draw and paint (or color) a building the way Paul Klee did in "Castle and Sun" and how the illustrator,  Peggy Nile, in the story "The Cat and the Bird" did. (inspired by Klee's painting "Cat and Bird") 

    Poster 40 x 30 cm: Castle and Sun by Paul Klee art print, new art ...   The Cat and the Bird | Music is ElementaryCat and Bird Paul Klee hand-painted oil painting | Etsy

    "Castle and Sun" 1928  "The Cat and the Bird" Geraldine Elschner  "Cat and Bird" 1928

     

    Please watch "The Cat and the Bird" YouTube read aloud at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lqYOtxppmk  While watching, please look at the buildings the in story.

    (We already did the portrait of the cat but you are welcome to do it again if you want.) 

      Paul Klee Art Lesson | Deep Space Sparkle     Paul Klee Art Project for Children - Homeschool Companion  Paul Klee Art Lesson | Deep Space Sparkle Paul Klee Buildings... | Teaching art, Drawing techniques, Art class   

     

    The materials you will need;

     

    White paper (Try to use heavier paper if you use watercolor paint.)

    Paint (Watercolor is best, but you can water down tempera)

    Paint brushes

    Small container of water

    Small plate/dish for mixing paint

    Paper towel for drips and spills

    Newspaper or something to cover table 

    Pencils and erasers

    Markers, crayons or colored pencils

    Black Sharpie or something like it. (Should be waterproof, a black crayon can be used.)

    Things to trace (circles, rectangles, triangles, squares) Find things that can be used as tracers, plastic lids, tissue boxes etc.

    Ruler if you can't find tracers. and for drawing straight lines later.

     

    Here are the steps for drawing a castle or a bunch of buildings 

    Paul Klee Castle and Sun Art Project | Paul klee art, Art lessons ...

    1. Using the tracers or the ruler draw, with pencil, some rectangles at the bottom of the paper. Make them different sizes, some longer/taller and some wider. Save room for a circle sun. (Think of building with blocks or legos, what do your towers or buildings look like?)

    2. Add triangles at the top of the buildings (If you want) for roof tops or towers.

    3. Trace circle for the sun.

    4. Using the ruler/straight edge draw vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines inside the rectangles. Look at the examples earlier on the page.

    5. Add windows, doors, clocks, archways anything to make your building unique.

    6. When you are happy with your drawing, go over it with black marker or crayon.

    7. Carefully erase any pencil lines you DO NOT want.

     

    From here on you have a choice to make. Please READ both choices carefully, before you start adding color.

     

    CHOICE #1  If you have watercolor paint and would like to use it. Paint in each new shape/space you have created with different colors. You might need to mix some of the colors on the small plate to get some new colors. You can also use a color more than 1 time. Go slow and paint carefully. **An added challenge, do some buildings or part of your castle all warm colors and some all cool colors. Let dry.

     

    CHOICE #2  If you do not have watercolor paint, or you prefer to color, you can use markers, crayons or colored pencils to color in the new shapes/spaces you have made. GO SLOW! Try to color in each shape a different color. Remember you can still mix colors using crayons, markers and colored pencils. Remember to layer them one over the top of another. You can also use a color more than 1 time. Same as in choice #1, **An added challenge, do some buildings or part of your castle all warm colors and some all cool colors.

     

    I hope you enjoy this project! Please Share, I love to see your artwork! post it to schoology, here or send it to my e-mail  (penny_smith@gateschili.org) Miss you all! Mrs.Smith    

    Below are some websites for you to explore. Most of them have some kind of art or craft to make with materials like paper, pencils and crayons/colored pencils, sometimes just a camera to photograph what you built or put together. Some of the others, are fun videos, games or Media art/art to make on line.    PLEASE DO NOT feel you have to do all of them. There are a variety of websites here, so hopefully all of you can find something you will enjoy. Each week I will add a few more for you to try out. Please remember, you do not have try all of them. Choose the ones that interest you. 

     

    **Project #1 For all grades. (Younger students might need help collecting objects.)**   

     

    This is a fun project that can be done inside or outside. it is called Environmental (Nature) Art. (For anyone who likes to look at different artists and their work, Andy Goldsworth is the Nature Artist I referred to for this project.) In the beginning the artist collects objects to be arranged in an interesting way. The way the objects are arranged often has some kind of symbolism or meaning to the artist. (The way the objects are arranged could tell a story.) Other artists arrange the objects just to create interesting designs or patterns some also create mandalas or examples of radial symmetry.

     

    * I know Environmental Art brings to mind being outside. I hope all of you get the chance to go outside, collect objects and have fun arranging them. This is Rochester, however, so if it is rainy outside, why not try to do this project in your inside environment?

     

    Some objects to collect:

    OUTSIDE: Stones, sticks, leaves, flowers, pinecones, almost anything you think is interesting. 

    INSIDE: Spoons, crayons, paper, legos, blocks, yarn, buttons, pencils, anything you think is interesting.

    *Helpful Tip: always collect some extra objects so you have a lot to choose from.

     

    STEPS:

    1. Artist collects a variety of objects. -Collect a few different kinds of objects. Be sure to have at least 3 or 4 of each kind of object. ex. 4 pinecones, 10 stones, 6 sticks.

    (More than 3 or 4 is sometimes better depending on how big you want the arrangement to be.)

     

    2. Start in the center, place an object in the middle to start or grow from. This could be any of the objects or one the artist really likes. 

     

    3. Continue placing or arranging the other objects around the center/middle object in a way the artist likes. Try to create a pattern or design that is symmetrical.

     

    4. Take a photo or 2 (or draw it) to save what you made. Environmental Art usually is left where it is made for others to see. Unfortunately Nature Art comes apart after a while, it is not permanent.

    Nature Art, Art of Ed  Nature Art, Art of Ed   Wild Art The Real Lara Shoe

         Nature Art, The Art Of Ed        Nature Art, The Art of Ed     Wild Art, The Real Lara Shoe

     

    Hi Everyone! (#2)

     

    The weather people say we are supposed to have some nice days ahead! What a great time to go outside, get some fresh air, go for a walk and explore our environment!

     

     

    While looking for some fun outdoor art to do, I found a project for everyone to try. (Adults too!) The only things needed are some kind of camera or phone with a camera (younger panthers might need some help with this) and really good observation skills. Students who enjoy the "Hidden Picture" handouts at school, hopefully will enjoy this project.

     

    This project is very much like a scavenger hunt or Easter egg hunt. While outside enjoying the nice weather, take a good look at your surroundings. See if you can find the letters of the alphabet, A B C... or the numbers 0-9. (NOT the ones on advertisements or license plates, that's too easy!) The letters/numbers could be how sticks cross or the inside of a flower looks or parts of a building. You need to really look at your surroundings. Many of these are right in front of us and we don't notice them. For example: an O could be a round stone, a wheel or a part of a flower. When you find a letter/number photograph it and save it to post or show when school reopens. 

     

    ****If you can't get outside see how many letters or numbers you can find inside. just remember, no posters or magazine, use objects you find.****

     

    **** you DO NOT have to find ALL the letters/numbers OR in order. You also might find one letter more than one time, that's okay. Just see how many you can find.****

     

    If people send their photos to my web page, penny_smith@gateschili.org I will try to put them all together to make an alphabet collage like the examples below.

     

    This could be turned into a friendly competition between you and someone in your family, or a friend. See who can find the most then post them on line for each other to see. I am challenging my 3 children and grand daughter to see who can get the most by the end of the week. I can't wait!

     

    abc ex        abc ex 2     

     

     

     April 13, 2020 (Week 1, New Learning)

     

    I know most Art classes were either in the middle of a project, or almost finished. Unfortunately, those projects are currently on hold until we are all together again.

     

    For your convenience, art projects will be posted on the Art Web Page AND Schoology. These projects will also be split by grades (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) to make it a little easier to locate them. (They will be in folders in Schoology.) To send them to me, you can continue sending them to my e-mail or how you post them in schoology to your classroom, just to the art folder.

     

    ****Remember to snap a photo of your work and send it to my e-mail (penny_smith@gateschili.org) or upload your work to Artsonia or Schoology. Whatever is the easiest for you. I am excited to see your art work! Miss you All! Mrs. Smith

     RESOURCES:

     Primarily Art with Mrs. Depp | Art room posters, Art rubric ...     

     

    STUDENT ART IS ON STUDENT EXHIBIT PAGE

     

     

    shorturl.at/txPX9   Link to Mrs. Halstead's (Neil Armstrong Art Teacher) YouTube Page.

     

     

    Below are some websites for you to explore. Most of them have some kind of art or craft to make with materials like paper, pencils and crayons/colored pencils, sometimes just a camera to photograph what you built or put together. Some of the others, are fun videos, games or Media art/art to make on line.  PLEASE DO NOT feel you have to do all of them. There are a variety of websites here, so hopefully all of you can find something you will enjoy. Each week I will add a few more for you to try out. Please remember, you do not have try all of them. Choose the ones that interest you.  

     

    NEW cool projects and web sites! 

    https://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/ Very good but a lot of ads

     https://www.pinterest.com/pin/767230486508516734/

    WEBSITES

     

    WEEK 1

    Princeton Incredible Art Dept. games and activities This link has many different games and activities for kids. (Some of the sites do need things like Firefox or adobe.)

    Crayola Kids Playzone Crayola Playzone link has fun pages for kids to do on-line as well as coloring pages to print.

    Fresh Paint App Fresh Paint is an app that is put out by Microsoft. It is free and can be put on most devices, tablets, phones and computers.

    artsonia for students This a link from Artsonia, an online art gallery for students, that Gates Chili has used for years. Artsonia has made available a code students can use to photograph artwork they make at home and publish it to their artsonia page.

     

    WEEK 2

    Scholastic 4 websites where kids can create digital art   This is a site found on the Scholastic web page that has 4 sites where kids can create digital art.

    Oppa & Keki short art cartoons for kids  This you tube channel has short art related cartoons. it is about 15 mins. long in total.

    Albright Knox Innovation Lab 8 video art games for kids.  This is a website made available by the Albright Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, NY.  this site has 8 digital games for students to explore 8 pieces of artwork in the Albright Knox art collection.

    Kitchen Table Classroom  This website is mainly for students UPK to about 3rd but I think many older students would enjoy it also. There are on-line art lessons, art projects and more fun stuff for kids.

    PBS Kids Scribbles and Ink Art Activities This website is produced by PBS Kids and has art activities that younger students might enjoy.

    artsology.com games for kids This website offers a wide range of games with art themes for students of all ages.

    Kitchen Counter Chronicle Zentangles  This website offers students step by step guidance on creating beautiful zentangles.

    The Beginning Artist weaving This website show a variety of cardboard looms and how to make them.

     

    WEEK 3

    www.autodraw.com/    AutoDraw is a tool that has been developed by Google's Creative Lab, with the purpose of helping people draw on their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Jul 28, 2017

    http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/  A. Pintura: Art Detective  Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.

    http://www.cartooncritters.com/  Cartoon Critters
    Offers dozens of cartoons to print and color, and coloring books with pictures that you can color online. Also includes graphic step-by-step instructions on how to draw cartoons, online games you can play, and crafts.

    https://easydrawingguides.com/ Drawing With Shapes
    Easy-to-follow lessons teach young artists how to draw animals, cartoons, monsters and more, using circles, squares, and other simple shapes. Also included are coloring pages, an online drawing app, and games.

    https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html A website put out by the National Gallery of Art. It is for ipad and best suited for ages 9-11. There are 8 interactive activities including a sketch pad.

    https://artsandculture.google.com/ Imagine stepping into one of the most splendid art museums in the world. You can do it through The Google Art Project, a virtual art museum. The Google Art Project contains thousands of famous works of art and provides detailed information about each one. It’s one of the best art and artist resources you will find on the internet and is available in 18 languages.

     

    WEEK 4

    https://www.si.edu/Kids Part of the renowned Smithsonian museum and research website, Smithsonian Kids offers a little bit of everything for students of all ages. 

    https://www.kid-at-art.com/  (The Imagination Factory) There's no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. Instead, we teach children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art. The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mache, marbling, and crafts.

    https://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson71.html  The Flat Stanley Project on kids at art imagination factory.

    https://kidmons.com/ Whole website with games, puzzles and activities

    https://kidmons.com/game/paint-online/ part of kidmons website that is a drawing and painting tablet.

    https://www.happinessishomemade.net/ Website with arts/craft ideas, activities, for all age groups.

     

     

    Traditional Play Dough

    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon oil
    • 1/4 cup salt
    • food coloring

    Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time.

    Holiday Cinnamon dough

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce

    Stir together cinnamon and applesauce with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff; use your hands to form into a ball.

    Place the ball of dough on waxed paper, flatten slightly.

    Place a second sheet of waxed paper over dough, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick.

    Use cookie Christmas cutters to cut-out various shapes.

    Air-dry on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet or a cooling rack for at least 24 hours until they are completely hard.

    Home Made Watercolor:

    Water & Liquid Food Coloring

     

    Add the desired amount of water – the amount of liquid watercolor paint you want to make.

    Then to each container add a drop – or two – of food coloring. You are going to have to experiment a little with the colors – as food coloring differs. Make sure you add a drop at a time – food coloring is more powerful than you think!

    NOTE: This paint may stain clothing – because of the food coloring – so make sure to wear aprons when painting!

     

    Painting with Coffee

    Follow this YouTube tutorial to create your own coffee paints!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtC-QmqaApw

     

    Tons of resources and downloads- 

    https://www.theartofed.com/resources/ 

    Origami- with diagrams and animation instructions-

    http://en.origami-club.com/

    Youtube family drawing channel-Art Hub for Kids

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPSSREfRH9o

     

    Online Drawing Sites 

     

    http://minimatisse.blogspot.ca/  

    Teacher website with resources including her You tube channel  

     

    http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm for the younger kids with lots of preset tools. 

     

    Found Object Artwork:

    Creating a culture of artistic collecting is a big part of maintaining a thriving found object sculpture area. It’s also an important way to keep students engaged in the artmaking process outside of the classroom.

    Beginning Sculpture - The Art of Education University