Today, Mrs. Martin's 4th Grade class was introduced to their READING MONTH book - ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT by Laurie Keller. (Shout out to my sister and her family for the recommendation!) Today, we practiced drawing the main character, Arnie and read the book. Students then had a chance to start on their FINAL doughnut, which will be continued during our next class. Doughnuts were drawn with pencil, sprinkles were added with neon oil pastel, and frosting was painted with watercolor. Check back for updates soon! Click on the images (from Mrs. Martin's class) below to enlarge.
UPDATE - March 13th!
Mr. Hellberg's donut creations can be viewed below!
Check out what other grades are
working on by clicking on the links below.
Kindergarten - The Lorax
2nd Grade - ELMER the Elephant
3rd Grade - Where the Wilds Things Are
This week, both 4th grade classes worked hard to surprise our amazing elementary secretary Mrs. Maule with a little hallway THANK YOU for her 25 years of service to North Central. Mrs. Maule is retiring, with Friday, February 28th as her last day.
Mr. Hellberg's class created the first layer of each letter using kwik stix for the bubble letter and construction paper crayon for the initial background design. Mrs. Martin's class finished each letter using neon oil pastel to outline, and watercolor to fill in the background. The final step was to attach each letter to a piece of construction paper to add even more color.
The display will be turned into a book keepsake for Mrs. Maule as a thank you! I'd like to especially thank Mrs. Maule for being incredibly kind and helpful to me when I started at North Central and wish her the best in her retirement!
Click on the images below to enlarge to see the works in progress.
Click on the images at the bottom of this post to enlarge. In our ART HISTORY unit, 4th grade focuses on Wassily Kandinsky and his abstract art. Each student in Mr. Hellberg's class created their own SQUARE with CONCENTRIC circles and they were displayed together as one collaborative piece! Students used kwik stix and neon oil pastels to complete this project. Enjoy!
Both 4th Grade classes created unique Nutcracker designs to be displayed at Integra First Credit Union in Powers! Click on the images below to see them hard at work.
Click on the images below to enlarge the final results that are now on display at the credit union!
Artwork was displayed by the high
school Visual Arts class (shown above).
Today was my last meeting with Mrs. Martin's 4th grade class. Students were able to take home their Elements of Art project below, inspired by the element VALUE. This could be completed later at home with simple crayon as an art medium. Click on the images to enlarge.
In addition to the shading project, students also took home sketchbooks and their self-portrait! To finish off the day, students were able to relax and create a zentangle project. Click on the images below to see some photos from their work time today.
4th Grade students created these one-of-a-kind nutcracker illustrations right before our winter break. We practiced drawing two different nutcrackers - one was fairly basic, and the other more advanced. After some guided drawing instruction, students were able to draw their own design, either like the simpler concept, or the more detailed... or maybe their own combination!
Nutcrackers were finalized with black sharpie, and filled in with either colored pencil or color sticks. Next, the top portion of the background space needed some pizzazz. Students used oil pastels to create a pattern of their choice. The last step was to watercolor paint the remainder of the background - over the oil pastel, and one other separate, contrasting color for the bottom section.
Overall, I always love seeing the creativity of students through this project, and I hope everyone else enjoys viewing them as well. Click on the images below to enlarge. Merry Christmas!!