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Friday, February 5, 2016

Love Monster


Mrs. Bluhm's 1st grade class
Cut out 2 white round eyes
 (can be different sizes)
Cut out4 white triangle teeth
Cut out 1 blue heart
Draw monster's head. Fill up the space. 
Top of head and frown (in middle)
Ears & sides of face
Place parts on monster. Glue down 
Add texture to body with black lines. Add black pupils to eyes. Parts PoP out better if you emphasize with a black thick outline. 

Alternative with construction paper crayons instead of glued paper. 

Life is Scary...


This is like a monster yearbook page! We will be drawing portraits of monsters to show how life without diversity is scary. IT would be scary if we were all the same, right? And not to mention BORING! Yearbook Portraits are of only the shoulders up. We will use our imaginations to create our own monsters in each block of space. 

Begin by folding paper into 4-8 boxes. 
Sketch lightly a different monster in every box. Keep diversity in mind. Each one should be totally different. There's no rules on their parts. Monsters can have one eye just as easily as TEN! 
I showed a short clip of Pixar's Monster's Univrsity to get their creative juices flowing. 

Monster's Inc University Trailer

Brady Bunch Boxes
I also showed them the Brady Bunch intro so they could see how the characters interact with each other from their different box spaces (looking up or down into the next box. 

See here; 
Brady Bunch Theme Song and Beginning

After pencil ideas look good, outline with a black marker to emphasize their shapes and details. 


We will color each monster in a clockwise rainbow order and their backgrounds with the opposing color

BOX 1 RED monster with  GREEN background
BOX 2 ORANGE monster with BLUE background
BOX 3 YELLOW monster with VIOLET/PURPLE background
BOX 4 GREEN monster with RED/PINK background
BOX 5  BLUE monster with lighter ORANGE background
BOX6  VIOLET monster with  YELLOW background

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Peace week

To prepare for Peace week, 
art is working on Collaborative Classroom Peace Projects. To further emphasize the idea of working together as a group, we are each tsking our own pieces of art made with ideas of peace and gluing them into the peace symbol.

Mrs. Zarella's kinder art

Mrs. Penn's kinder art

Mrs. Baylor's kinder art 

Mrs. Kolon's kinderArt

Mrs. Fortner's kinderArt

Together each child brings their unique hand to help reach the common goal of peace & love. 

Mrs. Johnson's 1st grade art class

Mrs. McGinley's 1st grade
1st grade art class

Mrs. McMillian's 2nd grade
Peace Pollenation

Mrs. Bluhm's 1st grade art

Mrs. Warren's 1st grade 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Color Box Name Design

Color designs assigned per box; 
Primary- box 1
Secondary- box 2
Complimentary- box 3
Warm- box 4
Cool- box 5
Rainbow- box 6
Alphabet Guide
Chiseled Stone letters

How To Do:
Explanation of how to form the letters...
Using capital letters, neatly and lightly in pencil write letters needed. 

Draw a box around letter and inside of letter has a hole inside. 
Connect the outer points with a "v". 

Connect the inner points with one or two lines. 

Outline with marker to emphasize letter. 
Shading with pencil can be used to give a 3-D formed look.
Blending stump can smooth out pencil lines...
Or alternative grey & black marker

alternative teacher site with same idea
GOod step by step from different perspective

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Raining Rainbows

Drawing the umbrella;
Use colored construction paper about 5 by 8 inches (half sheet). Lighter colors work best. Draw umbrella in pencil or black crayon. 
Decorate with patterns using crayons. Cut out. 

Drawing the person;
Choose another colored construction paper for raincoat and boots. Lighter colors work best. 
-Draw an upside down "U" for coat with line underneath.
-Draw 2 small "L"s underneath for bottom and side of boots. 

Cut out cloud. 
Create scene; glue down cloud towards top, person towards bottom & umbrella overlapping person's shoulders. 
Using red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple crayons color a rainbow going into top of rain cloud. 
Using the rainbow colors, make dashed lines or dots coming out of raincloud. 
Use concentric ovals at bottom of page to look like puddles at person's feet. 
Add more rain clouds and blue rain if desired.