Monday, February 13, 2012

Viva Valentine!

These last few classes, we have been celebrating Valentine's Day through our art and music!  Many grades learned some new Valentine songs and we incorporated some art vocabulary review into our Valentine projects!  Here are a few from each grade

First Graders learned about warm colors and used them for the sky, they used cool colors to color in the hand.  We added a little glitter around the heart for some sparkle!

Second grade made Valentine trees that we painted with black paint, then worked on cutting out small colorful hearts for leaves, and mounted them on a Valentine-colored paper.
The third graders worked on positive and negative space hearts.  We used two colors (white and red) of paper and made the hearts on one side show positive space and on the back show negative space.  When you flipped over the heart, you saw the opposite colors on the other side!  I know it sounds complicated, but it really wasn't too bad.

The forth grade learned about an old style of art called quilling.  It's been around for hundreds of years, but historically, only the rich could do it because colored paper was so expensive!  Now we can easily do the art of paper rolling, and the kids were so creative with their cards!

 Fifth grade used watercolor pencils to make a tie-dye effect on their pictures.  Watercolor pencils are AMAZING because it's watercolor paint all closed up cleanly inside of a colored pencil.  Just color, add water, and you have a painting with very little mess!

 I am so proud of all of our students on their projects.  What a cool way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

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