Thursday, May 26, 2011

6th Grade Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

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Every year the Rotary Club has a sidewalk chalk art festival in May. They unfortunately canceled this year’s event because of scheduling conflicts. I had one of my student’s parents mention holding something on the school campus. At first, there was no way I was going to attempt a chalk art event because of the upcoming art show to worry about. It was last minute that I changed my mind and decided to throw something together for my 6th grade students because I knew they would have a fantastic time and gain some lasting memories of their 6th grade art class.

I decided to group the 6th grade art class into teams of two and they were to pick a picture of a masterpiece to reproduce with chalk. When I told the kids that I got permission from their teachers to take them out of class all day they were excited! We did a little practice and they were told to dress comfortably because they would be sitting on the ground drawing all day. Here are some of the pictures from this fun day for chalk drawing.

The beginning of the day. The pavilion was a blessing because it was shaded and there was always a breeze.

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First, set up a grid and then sketch the drawing.

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Building up the color.

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Blending and mixing color.

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Chalk art is the best! YAY!

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Everyone finished and pulled up the tape around the artwork and taped down the original image.

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Christina and Bethany

Picasso

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3rd Place - Nicole and Chris S.

Van Gogh

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2nd Place – Chase G. and Hunter

Warhol

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Patrick O. and Chase M.

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Luke, Michael, and Scott

Kandinsky

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Cal and Billy

Munch

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Jamie, Katherine, and Whendy

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Here is the square I worked on. I just love working with chalk pastels. I couldn’t resist.

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Georgia O’Keeffe

“Asian Poppies”

It was an awesome day and we had some great parents that brought drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy. I could not have asked for a better day of art.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2nd Grade: Mono-print Houses

Here are some of the prints from this year’s 2nd grade print houses. I posted instructions here in a previous post. Enjoy!

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3rd Grade: Cereal Box Design

This is one of my favorite projects and probably one of the student’s favorite projects. We talk about cereal box designs and advertising and how color, cartoons and tempting toys are used to entice a buyer. Students were to think of something gross to eat and try to create a design that would be tempting to eat. The kids get so creative with it.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bulletin Board: Artists in Action

I saw a bulletin board I liked so much that I had to make one just like it. It is found here at Bulletin Board to Remember. I really love this blog because it is so easy to find BB examples. Some times a teacher needs a little inspiration.

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