1st Grade Artwork
In first grade students will be reviewing concepts and terms learned last year in kindergarten. We will taking a more in-depth look at Line Types, Color Families, Shapes, Forms, Texture and Subject Matters. This year first graders will be using paint, oil pastel, colored pencils, paper mache, weaving, and even shaving cream and glue. First grade is an important year because it is an opportunity to review concepts and terms, as well as a chance to use them in a more mature method to create beautiful artwork.
First grade artists are beginning the school year talking about line types. After drawing, dancing, and reading about lines, first grade artists are ready to begin creating. This first project demonstrates how lines are all around us, even in nature. Students used leaf stencil to create an interesting composition of leaves by overlapping, using different sizes, and going off the page. Then, students used black glue to trace over their lines adding texture and interest. To add more detail, students then added line types all over their leaves using permanent markers. Finally, students added watercolor paint in tertiary colors to demonstrate the beauty of fall and how leaves can change colors. This project is a wonderful example of how nature can inspire art and demonstrate art vocabulary.
1. Did you trace your leaves correctly showing overlapping, different sizes, and going off the page?
2. Did you use black glue correctly to outline all your leaves and veins?
3. Did you add correct line types using permanent markers?
4. Did you paint correctly (wet on wet) to show color mixing in each leaf?
At Home Discussion
What other nature items have line types? What types of lines can you find?