Showing posts with label First Grade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label First Grade. Show all posts

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Playdough Art Based Station

To give the students more opportunity to make sculptures, we have a Playdough Station. In this Art Based Station, students can make any sculpture they want. Below are some examples of students who practiced making masks with the dough.


Radial Patterns Station

Kinder through Second Grade students practice creating radial patterns using wooden pattern blocks. Below are some examples of their work:



Art Career Station

Another station that the students may choose to work in is an Art Career Station. In this Art Based Station, the Kindergarten and First Graders choose a Bubble Map to record various art careers on. As they take notes, they discuss the jobs with their tablemates. For second through fifth graders, they choose one specific art career and record it in the middle of their Thinking Map. They then brainstorm various tasks that job must do. They record their thoughts about that career on the Thinking Map.

Read, Write, and Sketch The Art Room

Before teaching Visual Arts, I taught First Grade. With that background, I believe that "Word Walls" are a good reference for students when learning new content related vocabulary words. In one of our Art Based Learning Stations, students "Read, Write, and Sketch" the art room including the Visual Arts Word Wall (located on our cabinets due to lack of wall space). The word wall cards that I use came for Teachers Pay Teachers and can be located here and here. In this station, students may use clipboards or the counter to choose four words to read about. They then take notes on the definition provided on the word wall. They then sketch an example of that word.



First Grade Calder Inspired Balloons

First Graders created abstract landscapes with balloons based off of their study of Alexander Calder and his work Balloon 13.




Kinder-Third Crazy Line Sculptures

During a study of artist Alexander Calder, Kinder through Third Grade students created crazy line sculptures out of air-dry clay and pipe cleaners. The students displayed these on their homeroom desks for Open House which also happened to be Big Art Day.




First, Second, and Third Grade: 'I Have a Dream"

The First, Second, and Third Grade students brainstormed various dreams they have for the future as we learned about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They then drew a self-portrait with a thought bubble to illustrate their dream.






First Grade Snowmen



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Students who finished work early worked at the collaborative table to create large snowman collages using construction paper and sheet music to songs such as "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "Winter Wonderland", and more.



Collaborative Joan Miro Inspired Mural

The students worked in small groups to create Miro inspired designs and then pieced them together to create a large display:



Kinder and First Grade Joan Miro Inspired Collaborative Murals

After studying artist Joan Miro, the students created collaborative murals based on the shapes and lines found in his work:
 









Collaborative Graffiti Line Mural


Kinder, First, and Second Grade Art Centers




First Grade Owls





First Grade Collaborative Fall Trees



First Grade Reflective Fall Trees





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