Superhero Selfies

Fifth and sixth graders were asked to draw themselves as a superhero.  They drew them on 12 x 18 white sulphite, and could choose their medium for coloring (crayons, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and watercolor).  This was a fun two day project!For Artsonia minions and superheros 036 For Artsonia minions and superheros 037 For Artsonia minions and superheros 038 For Artsonia minions and superheros 039 For Artsonia minions and superheros 040 For Artsonia minions and superheros 041

Minion Selfies

Third and fourth graders created minion selfies.  They worked on 9 x 12 sulphite, drew with pencil, and then added color with the medium of their choice (oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, or watercolors).  This was a very fun project, and only took two class periods. (the first class period was used for practicing and brainstorming).For Artsonia minions and superheros 013 For Artsonia minions and superheros 017 For Artsonia minions and superheros 018 For Artsonia minions and superheros 019 For Artsonia minions and superheros 020 For Artsonia minions and superheros 022 For Artsonia minions and superheros 023 For Artsonia minions and superheros 024 For Artsonia minions and superheros 025 For Artsonia minions and superheros 026 For Artsonia minions and superheros 029 For Artsonia minions and superheros 031 For Artsonia minions and superheros 032

Watercolor Miro Designs

After learning about Joan Miro and viewing some of his works, first and second graders created these fun watercolor designs imitating his style.   Students created (or traced from a handout) Miro type designs on a large coffee filter with black sharpies. Second step was to paint over these designs with watercolors (no brown or black).  After drying, these designs were gently glued onto a paper plate with glue sticks.   Black sharpies were used to color the edge of the plate to provide a “frame”.   This was quick and fun, a project where everyone succeeds! Elem Art work 013 Elem Art work 014 Elem Art work 015 Elem Art work 016 - Copy Elem Art work 016

Mister Seahorse

First and second graders created these watercolor seahorses.  First, they water colored a 9 x 12 white sulphite paper with bright colors.  After drying, a seahorse template was traced on the back, and cut out.  This was adhered to the back ground paper, which was another white sulphite paper with green and blue watercolor wavy lines painted on it.  Oil pastels and sequins were used for the final embellishments.  And let’s not forget the eye! Seahorses Gr 1-2 014 Seahorses Gr 1-2 015 Seahorses Gr 1-2 016 Seahorses Gr 1-2 017 Seahorses Gr 1-2 018 Seahorses Gr 1-2 019 Seahorses Gr 1-2 020 Seahorses Gr 1-2 021 Seahorses Gr 1-2 022 Seahorses Gr 1-2 023 Seahorses Gr 1-2 024 Seahorses Gr 1-2 025 Seahorses Gr 1-2 026 Seahorses Gr 1-2 027 Seahorses Gr 1-2 028 Seahorses Gr 1-2 029 Seahorses Gr 1-2 030 This project was done after reading Eric Carle’s book Mister Seahorse.