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. First grade artist first created a variety of papers using watercolor and tempera paint techniques. Then students used stencils to create an interesting composition of cacti by overlapping and using different sizes, and going off the page. To add more detail, students then added line types all over their cactus artworks using permanent markers. Finally, students added watercolor paint in warm colors to the background. This project is a wonderful example of how nature can inspire art and demonstrate art vocabulary.
1. Did you create cactus papers by using watercolor and tempera paint correctly?
2. Did you trace and cut out your cactus shapes correctly?
3. Did you add correct line types using permanent markers?
4. Did you add 2D and 3D flowers correctly using paint and tissue paper?
At Home Discussion
What other nature items have line types? What types of lines can you find?