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!
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working on by clicking on the links below.
Kindergarten - The Lorax
2nd Grade - ELMER the Elephant
3rd Grade - Where the Wilds Things Are
To coincide with the month of MARCH, which happens to be READING MONTH, all grades will be completing art projects inspired by children's BOOKS! Kindergarten started their directed drawing based on THE LORAX, and today 2nd Grade was introduced to ELMER and the BIG BIRD.
After putting finishing touches on their Art History project inspired by Andy Warhol, I completed a directed drawing of a mystery animal... an ELEPHANT! After learning how to draw ELMER and create a checkerboard, we read the book by David McKee. Students completed a second practice while I read the story to them, which is just one book in a series about Elmer the ELEPHANT and his colorful patchwork adventures.
Next time in art, we will be starting the FINAL, and adding colorful paint to the checkerboard! Click the images below to enlarge and see how the practice drawing went!
UPDATE - March 6th!
Today, the 2nd grade started their class by finishing up their ANDY WARHOL inspired CUPCAKES! We cleaned up the paint edges using a black chisel tip sharpie to create four sections first. Next, GLITTER was added for a little sparkle! All cupcakes will be displayed in the hallway next week. Click the images below to enlarge.
After completing the cupcakes, students worked on their ELMERs! After finalizing the Elephant shape, they learned how to make a CHECKERBOARD pattern using a ruler! THEY DID SO WELL with it... they surprised me a little bit to be honest. I'm very proud of their results. After the grid was complete, students used that fancy chisel tip sharpie to make our outlines stand out. Up next - COLOR!