This was a quick one day project. Beforehand, we took toilet paper tubes and pinched them in the middle and then taped them so that they held that position. Then we hot glued two popsicle sticks to the toilet paper tube. The students then painted it a solid color and added a pattern to it.
This was one of Tasha's lessons. We talked about what a still-life and point-of-view was. We then looked at some fruit at our tables and drew them with a top-down p-o-v (making sure not to forget to draw our plate). Then they used the back of a spoon to paint the fruit using tempera. We talked about light source and adding a highlight and shadow to our fruit. Next, we outlined everything with a black crayoned. Then they used liquid watercolor to paint the plate a solid color. Lastly, they used liquid watercolor to paint the rest of the background and assortment of colors by placing random 'splotches' of paint.
I read a story to my first graders called The Gift Horse. This was a story about a young Lakota boy and his best friend/horse named Storm. The story tells of the Lakota boy and Storm's quest to become a Lakota warrior and how storm saves the boy's life in the process. From there, I taught the students how to draw a horse by breaking it down into simple shapes. Then I talked about tints and shades. The students were given black, white, brown, and blue paint. They could mix tints and shades that could then be applied to their horses. After they had dried, we used slick-sticks to draw symbols onto the horses and glued yarn on to make manes. Lastly, the students got to name their horse!
My first graders traced a hat onto a large sheet of paper and then we talked about different types of lines that they could use to paint onto their sombrero. Lastly, they made a skull and painted traditional designs onto it.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President-Elect. Apple Teacher.