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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fabulous Fourth Graders~ Value Study & Tree

We always study value in Fourth Grade. Finding an easy enough project where they can showcase their comprehension and skill in mixing the tints and shades is always tough.
I found a sixth grade lesson featuring a tree with a value background and I was hooked. I knew my Eagle View fourth graders could handle it if we just took our time.
And boy, did they pass with flying colors!
 Check out these beauties!

Everyone came up with something totally unique with their color choices and style of trees

The coordinating swirls done with oil pastels in the background turned out so perfect.

I'm so impressed with their color mixing and making sure they had the gradation from light to dark painted correctly.
There were so many favorites I didn't have the wall space to hang them!

This one reminded me of the "Tree of Life" in Animal Kingdom at Disney World!

Spectacular Second Graders~ Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second Graders met were introduced to Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers series
Vincent Van Gogh 1889
They were fascinated by Mr. Van Gogh's story and even more with a simple flower he spent so much time studying. 
 Backgrounds were painted first and time was taken to practice drawing different vase shapes.
 After vases were painted they planned how many flowers they wanted to paint and started with the centers and then the petals.
 Seeds and stems were painted last and when the flowers are completely dry they used a white oil pastel on the petals for highlights.
Well done Second Graders!

Fantastic First Graders~ Midnight Owls

First Graders studied all species of owls and used different types of media to create these beautiful midnight paintings!
 I love how they realized that if they slapped the sponges for the moon it created lovely stars in the sky! What a happy accident, because there's no way I ever would have suggested it due to the mess. It was totally worth it though:)
 They used different shades of blue pastel to created the "moon glow".

 Painting the owls was a hoot, I tell ya. They are each so unique, from big glaring eyes to surprised eyes!
And I love how varied the branches are. Some filled their paper and others were happy with one solitary branch. So beautiful!