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

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Art Critique Station

As we study different artists, students have been taught to give verbal and written art critiques using appropriate vocabulary. In one of the stations, students use postcard size copies of various artworks to write art critiques. As a part of their art critiques, the students are required to include the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

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.

Artist Quotes Stations

One of the Art Based Stations that third through fifth grade may choose to work on when they finish work early or on Fridays is an Artist Quotes Station. In this station, the students choose a quote by a historically famous artist. On a template provided, they write the artist name followed by the quote. Once they have completed their notes section, they discuss with their table group and write down what they think the quote means. This station was created to get the students talking about artists and to promote critical thinking. The cards that I use can be found here and here from Teachers Pay Teachers. I printed them two per page to minimize the size.



Artist Research Station

On most Fridays, the students work in Art Based Learning Stations. One of the stations is Artist Research Writing. In this station, the students choose an artist to read about. The artist cards that I provide are from Teachers Pay Teachers and can be found here. There are several sets of these available. After reading, the students write key facts about their artist on a Thinking Map, typically a Circle Map. They then use the Circle Map to help them write sentences to summarize the information read about the artist.



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.



Fourth and Fifth Grade Wire Self-Portraits

Fourth and Fifth Graders created colorful wire self-portraits inspired by their study of artist Alexander Calder. Their work was on display for Open House which also happened to be Big Art Day.






Fourth and Fifth Grade Mobiles

Fourth and Fifth Grade students created their own mobiles using hangers and pipe cleaners after learning about artist Alexander Calder. Their mobiles were hung up in the hallway as a large display for Open House and Big Art Day. In the last two pictures you can also see the collaborative paintings that the students worked on as they finished other projects.




Fourth and Fifth Grade: "Spirit of Service"

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our district has an annual "Spirit of Service" art contest. All fourth and fifth graders participated at the campus level. Three of our students participated at the district level. One fifth grader earned "Second Place" and another earned "Honorable Mention". The individual pictures below are the ones entered into the district contest. The collective pictures are the campus level entries.

 



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.



Fourth and Fifth Grade Snowmen







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:



Collaborative Graffiti Line Mural


Fourth and Fifth Grade Owls




Fourth Grade Fall Trees

Fourth Graders completed trees by only painting with the eraser end of pencils:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Three of our students have their work on display at The Grand Prairie Education Center as a part of a Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tree of Life by a First Grader:
 
 
Aztec Sun by a Fourth Grader:


Frida Kahlo by a Fifth Grader:

Back the Blue

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders drew portraits of police officers on Back the Blue Day to show our support for our local police officers. The portraits were submitted to our school office who sent their work along with letters written in the general education classes to one of our local stations.


Fourth Grade Tints and Shades

Fourth Graders drew continuous wavy lines and then drew geometric shapes on top. For the geometric shapes, they colored them in with a shade and a tint of a color. They repeated this for the background but I a different color.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gelli Print Flowers

Here are some large scale flowers that my students made from Gelli Prints. I talked about Gelli Printing in my previous post. My kids absolutely love making Gelli Prints and I think these turned out awesome. The students worked in stations to trace and cut out circles and petal shapes. They then glued them together. I hung up their flowers in the back hallway of our school by the art room.

 









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