• Kindergarten students are learning about primary and secondary colors.
    Vocabulary words: primary and secondary colors
    Activity: Students are coloring the color wheel and finding out that red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green and yellow and red make orange. After completing this assignment they are painting their own fruit color wheel. They are painting a red apple, purple grapes, blue blueberries, green lime, yellow banana, and orange oranges.

    First grade students are focusing on the primary and secondary colors.
    They will discuss the meaning of primary and secondary colors and how they relate to each other.
    Vocabulary words: primary colors, secondary colors, background, foreground, 3-D, 2-D, texture and value.
    Activity: Students will be creating a scarecrow using the primary and secondary colors. The students will draw their scarecrow with a black oil pastel. They will then paint color wheel style using only three colors to start with (red, yellow and blue). They paint something on their picture yellow, then red and then blue. After that, I will ask the students how they can make the secondary colors. They will then paint each secondary color in their scarecrow picture.

    Second grade students are identifying warm (red, orange and yellow) and cool (blue, green and purple) colors, value: the difference between tint and shade, landscape and seascape.
    Vocabulary Words: Warm and Cool colors, seascape, landscape, value, tint and shade.
    Activity: Students will draw 3 big fish and 3 small fish, outline the fish in black marker and then paint the big fish with cool colors and small fish with warm colors. Last step they will use blue mixing it with white and then black to give the background value.

    Third grade students are learning...
      - Optical Illusion style art
      - Artists MC Escher, Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely
      - Combining abstraction with realism
      - Creating balance between foreground, and background
      - Complementary colors (red and green, blue and orange and purple and yellow

    Vocabulary words: Optical Illusion, seascape, landscape, complementary colors, foreground, background, texture, and emphasis
    Activity: Students are creating an op. illusion art piece using either line or circles on a contrasting background. They selected two complementary colors of construction paper. Then cut basic shapes to make a landscape or seascape out of one of the complementary colors and then glued those pieces to the other color of construction paper.

    Fourth grade students are learning how to make tints and shades by adding black or white.
    They will use these two colors and make shapes, patterns, and textures.
    Vocabulary words: painting, lines, shapes (organic and geometric), patterns, blends, primary and secondary colors, warm and cool colors, complementary colors, color wheel, tints, shades and texture.
    Activity: Students are painting two orange circles, two yellow circles and two red circles. They will add white to one of each color and swirl it to make a tint and then add black to the three remaining circles and swirl it to make a shade. After they are finished with this practice sheet they will paint using all complementary colors, tints and shades.

    Fifth grade students will discuss the differences between 2-D and 3-D (form), understand organic and geometric shapes, show an awareness of art principles and art elements.
    Vocabulary words: organic and geometric shapes, 3-D(form), 2-D, unity, pattern, relief, line and color
    Activity: Students are creating patterns repeating colors for unity. Students are creating a 3-D paper relief from a 2-D surface.