I have a slight obsession with owls. Can you tell? This project is easy-peasy, and a great opportunity to discuss both science and language arts with students while creating a truly impressive work of art. Art concepts — positive/negative shapes (for grades 2-3), line, geometric shapes, and painting techniques. You need: Black paper tag board, with […]Read more "Autumn Moon"
Students in grades 4-5 love this easy, but impressive op art project, and it’s a great way to illustrate the element of art, “Line.” I start by having students trace their hands very lightly with pencil, then make a horizontal line pattern in the background. I tell them to be sure to end the horizontal […]Read more "Op Art"
Today, my first and second graders are creating monochromatic winter scenes, with red cardinals for a pop of color. Even though they’re little guys, they can understand rhythm, and love seeing how rhythm in art and rhythm in music are similar. They created a cool rhythm with different-sized birch trees and the patterns created […]Read more "Winter"