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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Circle, circle, Dot, Dot...

We are starting the new school in art. Like creAtivity, positivity is contagious! This WILL BE the BEST school YEAR EVER... PERIOd!
So let all pull out our arms and go "circle circle dot dot" cause you got your negativity shot! Lose those blues and get happy NOW! 
We will be using the simplest idea to begin our Art Year. A DOT. Wassily Kandinsky is one of the famous artist we will be studying that uses dots as his subject. He said, "Everything starts with a dot." 
We will also be looking at the amazing boo, The Dot by Peter Renolds. 
You can have it read to you here...
and hear "the Dot" song...

Dot, Circle, Cut!  kinder

(Teacher examples above)

Mrs. Zarella's kinder art

Hard working creativity in  
Zarella's kinder class (below)

Intro lesson (first day)

Mrs. Zarella's kinder class (above)

Mrs. Meleski's 4th grade class (above)
Swirly gold frame...

" the next week, when Vsshti walked into art class, she was surprised what was hanging above her teacher's desk. It was the little dot she had drawn- HER DOT! All framed in swirly gold!"

We started with a dot in the middle of our notecard & made it better using markers. 
After we were done, creations were displayed in a "gold" swirly frame on our mini-masterpiece wall. 

Mrs. May's 3rd grade class (below)
Mrs. McMillian's 2nd grade (below)
Circles Dot Painting
2nd & 3rd grade 
Kyara, Jasmine, Jordan, 
gabby, Regan &Adrian
Mrs. Mathai's 3rd grade class
Dylan, Caleb, Tam & Julia
Mrs. Burke's class
Ashley, Riley, Dona, 
Diego, Aiden & Adeline
Use crayon to draw circle & dot designs. Push hard so that water paint will later be able to resist designs. 
Paint in or over circles and dots. 
6 Circles in 6 Boxes
2nd & 3rd grade

Mrs. White's 2nd grade class

Post - It Period
1st grade

This can be done on "post it notes" or any square piece of paper. Locate center of square, begin there to create a circular design on paper. Be creative. These will be connected into a group mural.
Glue squares to larger rectangle paper to frame all together. 

Collage Version
4th grade
Teacher Example by Mrs. Morgan

Begin by tracing circles of various sizes onto scrap & colored paper. Cut out circles and lay in size ordered stacks. 

Glue down larger circles and stack smaller on top. 
You can also make circles with circles (using hole punch). 

make a circle from dots using a paper hole punch...
Mrs. Meleski's 4th grade (below)
Noah, Iyaan, Brooke & Abbey
Mrs. Do's class
Jorja, Devyn, Makayla & Zamora
Marker Version
                          5th grade
Teacher Example by Mrs. Morgan (above)

Begin by tracing circles onto paper and tracing with marker. 
Add more designs inside & outside by using only circles & dots.
Fill up space with with design. 

Mrs. Elijah's class
London, Anonymous Artist, Esther, Hissan, Danyel & Isaiah
Mrs. Parker's  5th grade
Lyrik, Alexandra, Emery, 
Leo, Omar & Spencer
Mr. Duru's 5th grade class (below)
Isabella, Taelar, Ray & Jayla

Mrs. Blankenship's 5th grade class (below)
Aden, Jimmy, Kadin & Lisa

Monday Art student- 
Mrs. Parker's class 5th grade
Partner Period Piece
Experimental Grade
Todd Morgan (top two) &
Maisy (bottom two)
- draw curve of a 1/4 circle from opposing corners and make a design in and even out of curve. You can use crayon or marker. These will be connected to partner's pieces to make a full circle. 
Be Inspired by the Masters...
Wasily Kandinsky (above)

Wassily Kandinsky Circles in Circle