ABC Jumble Drawings by 1st grade.
It’s been a while since I posted work coming out of the self-directed classes with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Only one of these pieces was based on a demonstration I presented as an option (Found object face, 7th from the top). Sometimes I worry that the quality of work or themes explored might suffer in a self-directed setting, that students won’t challenge themselves or think as creatively without more teacher direction. After searching through work for this post I feel reassured that this is not the case. Cause check out this awesome stuff! More to come soon around how I assess a self directed art class.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Choice Drawing Projects. How about those metallic sharpie markers?!?! Amazing right?
Quilling with 1st graders! This is one of my favorite 1st grade art projects. this year I stretched it a bit more. We reviewed the variety of lines we learned as kindergarteners (check out that project here). Then we looked at some examples of artists who use quilling in their work like Lisa Nilsson. Students then created their own quilling projects focusing on line. Students who needed an extra challenge are encouraged to create shapes. This took 2 classes. During the last half of the second day, we did observational drawings of our quillings and discussed the difference between 2D and 3D work.
Career puppets made by the 1st graders. In art each student created a puppet of the career they were studying in social studies. They included career specific uniforms and work tools.
2nd grade has begun choice based art making a few weeks back. So far they have the drawing, painting, and collage centers open. 2nd grade is so full of ideas they want to create imagery of.
First graders just finished up a long comic book project. For the stories in the comic book we did a “pass the comic” routine. Each student divided their paper into 4. Then they created the first panel. Then we passed the comic. So technically 4 students worked on the interior pictures and stories. Color sticks and sharpies were used on the inside.
The covers were an entirely different lesson. We looked at several examples of comic book covers. And discussed that titles are big and bold. The artwork has the main character doing something related to the content of the story. Last they all needed to put who the artist was.
After several weeks of creating the comic we finished them up with some simple book binding. A little tricky at first, but we worked in small groups on the rug with a lot of one on one help.
In the pictures above you see the cover and interior page side by side. We have “Going to the Zoo”, “The Pizza that Ate His Self” (one of my personal favorites), “People at the Supermarket”, and “Ironman 3”.
bstract alphabet drawings created by 1st grade. These beauties were created using letters in the alphabet. First graders rotated their papers as they drew the letters and changed the size of their letters.
arker and color stick font designs. These were designed by 4th graders. After these drawings were completed students then transferred them to fabric and embroidered them. Every year it still surprises me how much the students swoon over embroidery! MOST students could have embroidered for weeks and weeks.