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Art Room Activities

  Art Room Activities 
Fall Semester

 Week 1: All classes discuss rules, procedures, expectations, and create illustrations of how to be successful in school. (8/22)
 
Week 2: All classes help to create a social contract, discuss art room helpers, and explore how artists use line in their work. (8/29)
 K - Identify and use a variety of lines (zig zag, wavy, straight, curve, loop, spiral, thick, thin, etc.). 
 1 - Identify and use horizontal, vertical, diagonal and outlines. 
 2 - Identify and use broken (dotted/dashed) and continuous lines. 
 3 - Identify and use hatched and crosshatch lines to create value and an illusion of 3d space in their drawings. 
 4 - Identify and use gesture and action lines. 
 
 Week 3: All classes explore how lines can be used to create shapes, patterns, and textures.  (9/6)
 K - Use lines and shapes to create artworks. 
 1 - Use lines and shapes to create artworks inspired by Peter and The Wolf. 
 2 - Create artworks inspired by the story, A Bad Case of Stripes.  
 3 - Create balanced artworks inspired by artist Paul Klee’s - The Cat and The Bird. 
 4 - Identify and use lines to create continuous contour and blind contour drawings. 
 
 Week 4:   (9/12)
K - Identify and use a variety of colors using What A Wonderful World lyrics (Trees of Green)
1 - Identify and use primary and secondary colors for jungle theme pictures of Lions/Monkeys.
 2 - Continue pattern artworks inspired by the story, A Bad Case of Stripes. 
 3 - Continue chalk pictures inspired by Paul Klee. 
 4 - Continue Blind Contour, set up still life objects and apply knowledge of line.
 

Week 5: (9/19)

K - Continue exploration of colors. (Red Roses Too)

1 - Continue exploration of primary and secondary colors for jungle theme group art.

2 - Practice simplifying animal drawings into simple shapes. Enlarge jungle theme artworks inspired by the story, A Bad Case of Stripes.

3 - Finish Chalk pictures inspired by Paul Klee's Cat. 

4 - Continue Blind and Continuous Contour Line Drawings.

 

Week 6: (9/26)

K - Continue exploration of colors with Lyrics to What A Wonderful World.

1 - Tear and glue shapes to painted paper to create mouse collage inspired by the story, Mouse Paint. Art based on story.

2 - Create art influenced by the work of Salvador Dali.

3 - Explore lines, shapes and perspective in folk art.

4 - Explore how line can create texture and value. Create charcoal drawings of trees.

 

Week 7: (10/3)

K - Exploration of pattern, based on What A Wonderful World lyrics.

1 - Exploration of movement in art based on story, Giraffes Can't Dance.

2 - Continue art influenced by the work of Salvador Dali.

3 - Complete folk art.

4 - Explore radial balance by working in cooperative groups to create folded paper relief collages.

 

Week 8: (10/10)

K - Watercolor painting based on Pete the Cat.

1 - Intro to crayon resist, based on Uncle Andy's Cats

2 - Intro to Fiesta themed artwork.

3 - Intro to Fiesta themed artwork.

4 - Continue exploration of radial balance by working individually to create folded paper relief collages.

 

Week 9: (10/17)

K-4 finish all work from first 9 weeks.