Every year the local garden club hosts the Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest. The kids really look forward to it, and they work so hard!! They plan out their composition and draw their poster all on their own. The fourth and fifth graders have REALLY amazed me this year by their hard work! They all look great!
Students in my art class were preparing for Halloween and the changing weather all month long. We created pumpkins, (both real and drawings!), Frankensteins, Apples, Scary cats, and spooky spiders! I LOVE all their fun and creative expressions. It was festive and fun down at the end of our hallway!
Kindergarten: Expressive Pumpkins and Spooky Spiders!
First Grade: Scaredy Cats
These are my favorite of my Halloween projects. They are all so expressive!! The kids do a really great job making them and have so much fun spiking up the hair on the backs!
Second Grade: Starlit Pumpkins
Second Grade students learned how to draw realistic pumpkins and had to blend their primary colors together to paint. They "double dipped" red and yellow to make their orange, their blue and yellow to make their green leaves, and all three primary colors to paint their stem. They then learned about high lights and "moon lights!" They added some highlights on their pumpkins from the light of the moon.
Third Grade Frankensteins
Who can resist these adorable little Frankys ?!
Fourth Grade Van Gogh Pumpkins
Since the fourth graders had just learned about Vincent Van Gogh, they incorporated his swirly skies into their pumpkin paintings. Students learned how to overlap in their drawings, and how to draw from a different perspective. Instead of drawing their pumpkins flat, they were encouraged to show a little bit of the top of their pumpkins and the stems. They painted mixed up their primary colors to paint their pumpkins, and mixed up tints of purple and blue to paint their sky. Once their paint was dry they used oil pastels to add highlights, swirls and birds.