Torn paper penguins

Students were walked through the process step by step. We prepped all of our pieces and then assembled the picture with our own personal flare. Students were allowed to make their penguin sit, stand or jumping into the water. They were required to have at least one penguin with 3 clouds and 2 iceburgs.


Students used small pieces of cardboard to dip into black paint and create straight lines. They were to make horizontal and vertical lines that overlapped and ran into each other. This was to create different size squares and rectangles. This took two classes. We first did the black paint and allowed it to dry, the … More Mondrian

Watercolor Prints

This was created by my 3rd grade students and it took two classes. The watercolor was created first so that it dried before we needed to print. Then the students created a drawing of a basic building landscape. They needed to make sure their windows and doors where not to close to other lines or … More Watercolor Prints

Watercolor Topography

Students watched a YouTube video by PeterDraws on how to fix artists block. The video explains how to draw an image that resembles topography. I decided to extend the project and do the drawing on watercolor paper, then the students were to apply warm colors. This was a one day lesson and was a great … More Watercolor Topography

Texture Monsters

Students were read the book Don’t touch the button and Don’t touch this book, which featured a monster named larry and showed several different facial features. I had half of my 1st grade classes create a monster from painted paper and the other half from felt. The facial features were all made from paper and then added at … More Texture Monsters

Art Journal Club

We recently started clubs at my school. Once a month on the last Friday we get together and meet as a club. I run the art journal club where we have made a journal from a manila envelop and added scrapbook paper for a cover. The cover also has a button for detial and velcro … More Art Journal Club