1st Grade Artwork
If i ran the zoo
To celebrate Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday, student created an imaginary animal to add to McGrew's Zoo. Students also wrote about their animal's habitat, diet and personality so the zookeeper would know how to take care of their animal.
south koren fan dance
To celebrate the Winter Olympics, 1st grade students learned about the traditional Fan Dance of South Korea and enjoyed making their own fan. Students decorated their fan with one of three designs- traditional peony flowers, the flag of South Korea, or the Olympic rings.
ARCTIC POLAR BEAR LANDSCAPES
1st grade students used what they had learned about Arctic animals in their classroom to help them create a realistic landscape in the art room. The students were very excited to share their animal knowledge it helped them to think about the details they wanted to add. Students learned about SPACE and how to make one animal look near and the other animals look far away by drawing them different sizes. After watching a video about the Northern Lights, students had the choice to paint the beautiful colors of this phenomenon in the sky.
1st grade students used a stamping technique to create these abstract printed portraits. Cardboard, spools, marker caps, and other objects were used to create the shapes for these fun faces! Students also learned to blend oil pastels together to create unique colors for their background.
warm & cool silhouettes
1st graders learned the difference between warm and cool colors by looking at the Color Wheel. Each student selected one of these color groups to create a bright sky for their silhouette. Students learned how to paint a variety of lines in different thicknesses to help them paint trees. The final touch was to add details with a Sharpie marker or construction paper crayons.