The young artists in 1st grade collaborated with other classes in the school to create this winter mural. They worked on painting the sky after looking at the painting, The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. They also created the snowy trees!
ENDANGERED ANIMAL PAINTINGS
First grade artists first drew toy animals to become familiar with various techniques on how to draw animals. We practiced using shapes and contour lines to draw the gesture and pose of the animal.
Then students chose an endangered animal to study and paint.
LIGHT AND COLOR INVESTIGATIONS
1st grade artists explored transparent materials when making these and colorful suncatchers. Not only did they observe the way light moves through these materials but also how the colors overlap and create new ones. This investigation will help prepare them for making shadow puppets later this year. These projects allign with the light and sound science standards of first grade.
FALL LEAF PAINTINGS
First grade artists drew Fall leaves from observation, noticing the shapes, lines, pattern and symmetry. Then, they practiced mixing colors and painted their drawings with these vibrant colors.