I have created a separate blog for art lessons, ideas, and inspiration for artists to create art at home. Each artist from Geer Park should look under the Drawing a Day Challenge and under their grade level tab for lessons they can choose from to complete at home. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/homeart/ Art can be a great outlet …
Second grade artists created a small bird out of clay and then added glaze for color! Each bird looks very unique! Students are currently using their birds to write a story and then make a short stop-motion animation video!
Kindergarten artists talked about emotions during one art class this month. We talked about how emotions look and what they feel like. Each artist chose three emotions to draw, showing what their faces look like when they are feeling this emotion. Then they created an abstract painting to go with their drawing that shows what …
As a part of their celebration for the 100th day of school, each first grade artist created a tie-dye shirt in art class! They twisted and tied their shirts with rubber band, and then sprayed the pigment onto their shirts. I have loved seeing each artist wearing their masterpiece!
Kindergarten and young 5 artists cut shapes from different colored papers and assembled them to show their own robot! They drew extra details with Sharpie on top.
Before winter break, third grade artists created a series of textured, painted papers using paint and found materials to show texture lines and stamps. Then each artist chose a color scheme to work with using the painted papers. We reviewed what non-objective or abstract art is and how we can show balance and unity in …
Fourth grade artists are about to start their paper-mache mask project! Before building their mask form and making their mask, they have been doing some planning for what they want their masks to look like. Here are some of their plans!
While learning about texture, kindergarten and young 5 artists were able to create a turtle out of clay and added texture to the turtle shells! They used texture plates to add texture to the turtle shells and were able to paint their turtles and take them home!
On the first art class back after winter break, each artist in the whole school created a snowflake! Some grades cut their snowflakes, others drew, some painted, and some used glitter and sequines!
While studying self-portraits this year, fifth grade artists learned that some self-portraits do not look exactly like the artist. Some self-portraits use symbolism to show something else about the artist, something that may not be visible. For this project, each artist traced a photo of themselves so that their self-portrait was realistically drawn, but then …