First grade learned about butterflies in science and general studies. They watched caterpillars turn into butterflies!
In art, they were introduced to symmetry on the butterfly’s wings to create paintings of butterflies.
They used clay to sculpt a butterfly and carried the concept of symmetry to the butterfly’s wings. They also learned vocabulary: slip (clay and water mixture), score, symmetry, kiln (oven for clay,) and fire (bake).
Students picked a bunch of toys to draw. Some drew dragons, cats, dogs and cars. They chose their medium to finish their picture.
Preschoolers used Model Magic, pipe cleaners and googly eyes to create monsters! Then they drew them with oil pastels.
Maurice Sendak was an author and illustrator. His family members were the inspiration for some of his characters. Second graders learned about Maurice Sendak, studied his illustrations and searched for visual texture in his drawings. They created their own Wild Things using visual texture.
Colors are an element of art. Kindergartners learned about primary and secondary colors. They mixed the primary colors to create secondary colors and created a rainbow of birds.