Art Contest April 27, 2021

Students will bring in their projects on April 27, 2021.  There will be a prize for each grade plus one prize over the entire 3-6th grade in the morning and the afternoon.  This year there will also be an additional winner for photography in the morning and the afternoon.  If a photography project is brought in it will compete against all grades.  It is receiving its own category because it is hard to compare it to the other projects.  However, I want students to bring something in that they enjoy or are passionate about.  This is to teach students that art can come in all sorts of forms.


  • Each student is required to bring in an art project. It can be woodworking, painting, drawing, clay sculpture, sewing project, beads, metal, cardboard, and baking product like cake, cookies, or cupcakes, etc.  Basically anything that is creative. If you have questions please contact me.

  • The art project can be something that was done in art class.

  • The project must have been completed sometime in the last year (May 2020-April 2021).

  • It must be no bigger than 3 feet by 3 feet.

  • Remember that we do not judge taste, sound, or action of the project.  It will be judged on artist presentation only.

  • There are no other categories except photography.


April 13, 2021

We continued sketching lessons today by drawing animals.  Students had a choice of a dog, cat, or guinea pig.  After practicing texture sketches of fur, animal hair, and whiskers; we placed them in our art journals to have as a reference.  Then students sketched their animal by using the different drawing pencils.  Very Impressive!  Be sure to look in their art journals, their skills are growing!

Art Contest in two weeks. :)

April 6, 2021

The next few weeks we are going to focus on sketching with drawing pencils.  After adding an artist page to the art journal, we practiced sketching with a light drawing pencil and then a soft drawing pencil.  We discussed how H is the light drawing pencils, while B are the darker pencils. HB is in the middle considered medium.  Then we sketched boxes that we placed in our art journals to remind us how to use our pencils.  Class finished with a sketch of an animal of our choice.  This was placed in the art journal, check it out.

It is hard to believe that we only have 4 weeks left.

The Art Contest is April 27th.  Please note the guidelines above.  We have discussed this in class earlier this year and before spring break.  This week I went over the guidelines in class but I am placing them on this page so they are easy to find.  This is a fun day and so exciting to see what each student creates.

March 30, 2021

In history students are learning about the artist Giotto.  He was Italian and lived during the Middle Ages.  Considered an artist who bridged the symbolic painting of the Middle Ages with the realism of the Renaissance.  Stained glass windows were very popular during that time period. 

So, in art today we created a mosaic cross in honor of Easter and Giotto.  They have the appearance of stained glass.  It was fun and I think they turned out beautiful and definitely colorful.

Happy Easter!

March 23, 2021

Spring was our focus today.  Students drew with me, as I drew on the board.  In pencil, they drew a simple bunny with a few details on a canvas board.  Then they painted their bunnies with watercolor paints.  The paintings were unique and cute.  Check out your student/students.   This is the first drawing lesson in our series of drawing animals. :)

March 2, 2021

Today we wrapped up our last project on drawing buildings.  Students chose a picture to draw.  They did a fabulous job.  Watching their process taught me how much they are learning.  I think their art journals have made a difference, reminding them to add texture and details to drawings.  Unfortunately, most students did not finish because we ran out of time.  Buildings are detailed and very difficult so they require more time and concentration.

Check out your student/student's drawing.


February 23, 2021

We learned about depth perception today in art.  Students drew a house and a barn, with the barn in the background. Wow! Their drawing skills are really growing.  After we drew with a regular pencil, we colored with color pencils.  Only one more week working on buildings and then we will move on.

Have a fabulous week!

February 16, 2021

Hope you are enjoying the snow or ice. :)  This week we are working on drawing buildings.  Next week we will work on depth perception by drawing several buildings at different distances.  Choose one of the houses below for your project.  You will draw one of the houses below in your art journal.  Draw with a pencil and color with color pastels or color pencils.  Remember to use your sketches of texture details from the barn drawing we did a few weeks ago.  Use those sketches to add details to your house.  You may be creative with colors and details, make it your own.  If you would like to draw on another sheet of paper, then just glue it into your journal.  Also, feel free to use a ruler if you would like.

***Stay warm, well, and enjoy some hot cocoa!  :)

I look forward to seeing what you create!  


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