First Grade- Main projects for 2014-2015
Students will draw a picture based on their memory of a favorite moment over the summer. They will add color to their pictures and communicate visually.
Elements of Design- Line, shape
Take a Line for a Walk
Students will draw their own imaginative places using varied lines based on the book Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Elements of Design- Line, value (light to dark)
Create a clay relief pumpkin demonstrating knowledge of symmetry and contour line.
Clay and glaze safety will be reviewed.
Presentation projects for the musical The Great Kapok Tree
Classroom play with classroom teachers and music teacher Mrs. Faltings
Students will each create a unique mask to perform their assigned animal during the play.
Elements of Design-Shape, texture, Form, Color (tints and shades)
Solar System Collages
Students will create cut-paper collages of the solar system on black paper.
Elements of Design- Shape, Form (drawing a sphere), texture, color
Mini Monet Masterpieces
Students will create a watercolor resist painting in the style of “Water lilies” by Impressionist
Elements of Design- Quality of Line, Color, Space (near and far)
Principal of Design- Unity, Balance
Self-Portraits with a background
Students will view expressive self-portraits of Artists in history.
(Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse)
Students will draw self-portraits demonstrating seven elements of design and two principles of design.
Elements of Design- Line, Shape, Color, Space, Texture, Form, Value
Principles- Balance, Unity