Pumpkins in Pastel October 2021
Drawing pumpkins was our first project using pastels. This artwork was inspired by our visit to the pumpkin patch, which was a glorious Blue Sky Humboldt Day in October.
Mixed Sept. 2021
Mixed was one of our first art projects of the 21-22 school year. We read the story Mixed and then learned how to draw facial expressions and mix colors to create a unique set of characters.
One of the first stories we read in the fall is Pop's Bridge, an exciting, historical fiction story about the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. During this time, we are also learning about California symbols and landmarks. The Golden Gate Bridge is such a powerful and iconic image! This direct draw project is an important project in our classroom because so many children already have a connection to the Bridge and also because it is a very challenging project. They persevere and are always so proud of their work. And throughout the year, when they see a picture of the bridge, or if they go on a trip and see the real live actual bridge, they are so excited! In this project we learn about perspective, line, shading, color, blending and how We Can Do Hard Things!
View Of the Watershed 2021
We have been learning about the animals that live in the Eel River Watershed! Each student researched an animal that lives in our watershed. Then they wrote an essay about their animal. Next, they each made an Adobe Spark Video about their animal. Then we got to play with a new art medium: Water Color Pencils. Finally, we learned about Perspective and explored what the watershed would look like from their animal's perspective.
The animal research project takes about 6 weeks to complete, so our classroom has been All About the Animals of the Eel River Watershed. The kids feel possessive of 'their' animal and know all about who eats who. This art project was a great culminating event for this unit and the kids were all very proud of their work.
Mrs. Willits' Art Gallery Class of 2019-20
We read the story A Life In Color about the life of artist Sonia Delaunay. Then they learned about the art concept of Abstraction. Next students drew an Abstract Memory from their life.
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Students worked in pairs to create a unique artistic collaboration. Students first learned about lines, shape, color, value, texture and space. Then they worked together to create these unique and fascinating works of art. It was a great way to build friendships and learn to speak their minds and also compromise. You can learn more about this project here: www.artsintegration.net/collaborative-art.html