Saturday, October 31, 2015

4th grade Werewolf Portraits

Drawing a face can be very difficult. In 4th grade students learned techniques that make drawing a face fun and simple.

Features were drawn in sharpie, then students used watercolor paints for the finished the piece.

Watercolor can be very difficult to control, but the students did a great job!  Check them out!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

3rd grade - Self-Portrait Playing Cards

In 3rd grade students learned about the history of playing cards.

Students used colored sharpies to design custom playing cards. The cards were designed to be a self-portrait that also shows their interests.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Emoji Pumpkins!

Students learned about the visual language of emoji icons!

Emoji icons are a way to show your feelings through a language based on visual symbols that could be used by people of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of ability.

The students at St. Mark made their own Emoji Pumpkins!

Check them out!

We did this project with all grade levels. However, the 4th grade also wrote short stories in their art journals using emoji icons. 

Here are a few!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

4th Grade - Art Journals

 At St. Mark School all students in 4th grade keep an Art Journal. Each week the students have a written assignment related to the project or topic we are studying. This allows the students to continue their art education outside of the art room!

The art journal is about expression, emotions and thoughts, both written and visual.

Check out these first journal entries!