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Line Sculptures

Elements of Art: Line

Style of Art: Sculptures 

Book Integration: 'Lines That Wiggle' by Candace Whitman

The kindergarteners delved into the foundational Element of Art: line. A line is a dot on a walk. Our exploration began with a reading of 'Lines that Wiggle' by Candace Whitman, tracing a line's journey as it transformed into various types and objects. To understand the concept of lines, students engaged in a creative dice game and crafted line sculptures. Students identified different types of lines and created them using a dice game. The students learned about sculptures. A sculpture, as we learned, is a work of art that can be seen from all the way around. The students received a vital lesson in correct glue usage. 

Original Lesson Credit: Cassie Stephens


Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Texture

Principles of Design: Proportion

Book Integration: 'Lines That Wiggle' by Candace Whitman

We explored the book 'Lines That Wiggle,' tracing a line's journey as it transformed into various types and objects. Students identified different types of lines and created them using a dice game.

Additionally, we delved into the Element of Art: Color, focusing on the rainbow order and proper watercolor techniques. Students applied this knowledge to paint their previously drawn line artwork in rainbow colors.

Furthermore, students received a vital lesson in scissor and glue etiquette, learning proper cutting techniques, scissor handling, safe classroom scissor behavior, and correct glue usage.

Original Lesson Credit: Cassie Stephens

Woven Fish

Elements of Art: Texture

Skill: Weaving

1st Grade Artists learned about Weaving. Weaving is when an artwork of paper, thread, yarn, or other fibers is laced or woven together.

The artists created paper looms and wove painted paper that they turned into fish. They are very excited to see their woven fish come to life. Some artists made their fish terrifying, and others adorable.

Conga Drums

Elements of Art: Shape

We read "Drum Dream Girl" by Margarita Engle, a book read in Music Class where the artists learned about Cuban music, culture, and instruments.

The artists made drums using tempera paint, oil pastels, and scissors, using an unconventional art material: parchmentpaper. They used a new technique called a whip stitch to weave the yarn through their artwork to resemble a conga drum.

Under the Sea

Elements of Art: Value

Principles of Design: Contrast

Students learned composition, the Element of Art: Value, and the Principle of Design: Contrast. They applied this knowledge by creating value with three paint colors and achieving contrast with black and white oil pastels, making artistic choices in their compositions.

Jellyfish, resembling tiny umbrellas and often translucent, inhabit all oceans. A collection of jellyfish is known as a bloom. Many students chose to depict a bloom of jellyfish in their art, showcasing how these creatures employ their tentacles defensively by delivering stings to enemies.

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Keith Haring

Elements of Art: Line

Type of Art: Collaborative and Individual Piece of Art

We read the book ‘Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring

Keith Haring Sculptures

Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Form

Principle of Design: Proportion

Style of Art: Sculpture

We began the unit by reading the book ‘Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring. The students learned about Proportion and how to create a Keith Haring Inspired Figure break dancing. The students learned about Form and papier-mache. 


Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color

Principles of Design: Pattern

Step into our gallery and marvel at the incredible self-portraits on display. Each artist began with a distinct pose, making their artwork truly unique. They brought their self-portraits to life using image transfer techniques, capturing a realistic likeness. Exploring the world of colors, they learned about primary, secondary, warm, cool, and analogous colors, which they skillfully applied to their paintings. Adding an extra touch of creativity, they incorporated patterns using lines and shapes.

Outer Space Collage

Elements of Art: Shape, Color

The artists took a deep dive into learning about the lifelong art of Alma Thomas, who was best known for her colorful abstract paintings. She created art using short brushstrokes that gave her art a mosaic-like appearance. Inspired by her unique artistic style and space paintings, the artists created an out-of-this-world piece of art using drawing and collage techniques.


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