Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Warm Sun Cool Moon

4th and 5th Grades
Students will learn about warm and cool colors.  They will draw a half moon with cool colors and a half sun with warm colors.

1.  Students will learn about warm and cool colors.


2.  Look at some examles of sun/moon art:

The above picture is from the following link:



3.  Model how to draw.
4.   Students use black permanent marker to draw and either watercolor or tempera cakes for warm and cool colors.

Sun video:

Moon Video:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Science Art: Secondary Color Snow

Second Grade

Students learn about snowflakes and paint them with secondary colors made by mixing baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar. They use the mixture to paint the snowflakes.

1.  Watch informational video on snowflakes. 

2.  Students draw snowflakes with sharpies. 

3.  Mix vinegar, baking soda, and food coloring to make secondary colors. 

4.  Paint they snowflakes with secondary colors. 

Cardinals and Birch Trees

First Grade

Draw horizontal lines with black marker on a half sheet of white paper. Cut it into strips to be the tree.
Glue down. Cut the cardinal and glue down. Last add snow with white paint and a Q tip. 

Reindeer Portraits


Students learn to draw and paint a reindeer. First draw with black crayon. Put out paint one color at a time. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Turkey Glyph and Landscapes

K2nd Grade

In the computer lab students use MS Paint to draw a turkey using a glyph key as a guide. In art they draw the landscapes and add the turkey  

Roll a Shape


Use shape dice to roll a shape. Draw the shapes in random places with a bingo marker. Have students connect the corners of the shapes to create abstract shapes between the shapes.  Color with crayon. 

3D Space Invaders

4th and 5th grades

Focus on one point perspective. Draw on lines on graph paper. Use a ruler to make lines to a point outside of the picture. 

Fall Inchies

5th grade

Set up stations and at each station students create one square for the project. This took two weeks. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Swartz Creek Dragons

K-2 Learn how to draw a dragon.  Paint red (our school color). Good lesson to do during homecoming week. 


K-2 Lesson on feelings

Read students, "How are you Peeling."
Have students draw 4 faces showing different moods.  color with watercolor pencil and add water to paint.