"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jelly Fish Paintings

First Graders learned all about jelly fish through a Power Point Presentation and watched a video of all different types of jelly fish in the ocean. They learned that jelly fish have no brains, have tentacles, eat small fish, and can sting as a defense mechanism. They also learned that jelly fish are made of 95% water, so it would be really hard to pick up a jelly fish! Of course they observed with their art eyes all the different shapes and colors that jelly fish can be.


For their art project, they first painted the ocean using only the cool colors. Next they added ocean floor details using oil pastels. They cut out the jelly fish from tissue paper, because tissue paper is fragile, like a jelly fish! For some finishing touches, they added glitter gloss to the jellies for some shimmer, and used circle stamps to create bubbles.

Bubble Gum Self Portraits

*Idea seen on Pinterest:)

Roy Lichtenstein ONOMATOPOEIA Art

4th graders learned about the artist Roy Lichtenstein by viewing a Power Point of his artwork and history. They also learned about onomatopoeias and how they are used. They also viewed an old school Batman and Robin clip from the original series where onomatopoeias are used during the fight  scense (disclaimer: we do not promote fighting in anyway and I made sure to tell the students that, and that it was all pretend:) For their project they choose two of the three primary colors and did symmetrical cutouts. These were then glued to white paper where they added black dots, like the benday dots Lichtenstien used. They then choose their onomatopoeia word, traced it with stencils and colored it in with whatever primary color they hadn't used yet. Lastly, they added some star shapes with motion lines for an extra detail.

Underwater Paper Sculptures

1st and 2nd graders learned about the difference between 2d and 3d art. We learned that you can make sculptures from paper as well. We discussed how to create symmetry when cutting on the folder side of a piece of paper. Students made their water by drawing wavy lines on a folded piece of cardstock and then cutting. We read the story THE POUT POUT FISH. The story was a great addition to the lesson because the Pout Pout fish met many different types of sea creatures throughout the story. Students then had to draw and cut out 6 sea creatures from our scrap paper box and then add details using marker and glue it on the water.  Lastly they made a sail boat from construction paper and a craft stick to float on the surface of the water. They turned out awesome!