Art ideas for the week of May 4
In honor of Star Wars day I uploaded links to Google Classroom for Star Wars Themed Projects
For those of you looking to get outside and make some art here are some neat chalk activities. Artists all over the world are re-creating famous artworks on sidewalks. Others are creating sidewalk games for people to play as they take walks. Check out this high school student art in Michigan.
Artist Choice Board - April 28
Option 1: Photo Scavenger Hunt
Observe the world around you. Find as many of these prompts as possible. Take a minimum of three pictures of each prompt. Decided on the best pictures and create a slide show of 3-5 of the different prompts. Be sure to label each picture.
Option 2: Creating A Zine YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ixqr9e3wCxI
A Zine is (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published booklet with texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines can be about anything. The above tutorial shows you how to make one. Zines can be about anything. Option 1: Create an Original Zine story. Option 2: Create a How-To Zine story. Examples: How to make a PBJ sandwich, tie your shoes, teach someone how to whistle. Document the steps it takes to teach this ordinary task.
Option 3: Collage- Paper Flowers
Using different paper cutting techniques to create a floral arrangement.
Option 4: Kawaii Drawings
Giant eyes, rounded shapes, and simplistic features are hallmarks of one of the cutest forms of art. It's known as "kawaii", coming from the Japanese word for cute, and has been adopted into a subculture that can be found worldwide. This week try your hand at Kawaii drawing. There are endless tutorials out there, do a bit of research, practice, and choose one drawing to share on Google Classroom.
Calligraphy and Llamas - April 21
I have added a tutorial this week on how to draw a llama. You can follow along and submit your drawing in Google Classroom.
Words of encouragement are important. What is a quote that inspires you? I have included an tutorial on calligraphy. Explore fonts and practice lettering then create a work of art based on a quote. Submit the finished design on Google Classroom. I would encourage you to take the project one step further and send your art to someone else that might need a little encouragement. You can do this through mail or have a parent take a picture of your art and text it to a friend or even post it on social media. Let's encourage one another this week! (Videos now located in links on the right)
Welcome to the Art Room! I am updating our site to include art activities to do at home.
Video Links to Past Lessons
Painting with Coffee
Painting with Food Coloring
Calligraphy With Markers
Virtual Field Trip - April 14
I encourage you to go on a virtual field trip. Check out one of these museums. Tate Kids and Met Kids both are geared towards kids. If you prefer a more guided experience. Once you decide on where you are going to go and use the following form to help guide your visit.
Some other fun things to try this week:
LEGO Mural Art
Looking for some ideas for paper rolls? Check out this art by Anastassia Ellias. You can also make crayon texture rubbings with recyclable resources. Try creating collagraphs using glue and toilet paper tubes. The collagraph design can be attached to a sturdy piece of paper or even a piece of cardboard, depending on what is available. You can add other materials, leaves, rice, anything with a texture. I did this project with my preschooler. She really enjoyed making arrangements out of cut up tubes.