What’s going on in 4th-8th Grades

As promised, I am here to share with you what is going on with the older kids!  We always begin the school year working on color theory.  My goal is for the students to have a complete understanding for how color choices can affect their art.  Students created all 12 colors on the color wheel using just the 3 primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.  They then cut those out and arranged them in the color wheel fashion.

Next: students worked on value paintings.  This was a quick lesson where they got familiar with adding black and white paint to get darker and lighter values.

They did a marvelous job!  I was super impressed!

In Clubs, we are getting into our 3-D portion of art.  I show the students how to create a variety of features using cardboard.  We, cut, assembled, glued and taped.  The following week, we paper mached over the features.  Our last and final week will be used for painting in the features.  I think they will look SO COOL when we are done and I can’t wait to display them.

Lastly, I introduced 4th grade to Zentangle.  I love introducing 4th grade to Zentangle because it’s an excellent way of teaching students about the element of Line.  They LOVE watching Youtube tutorials of Zentangle patterns.  I think it’s pretty inspirational 🙂

Just look at all this awesome art!