Week of March 30th
I LOVE APPLES!
Let’s make an apple card! Our young artists will practice their motor skills to make shapes out of scrap papers by coordinating their hands.
What you need:
- any white paper (for core of apple)
- red, yellow, and green paper (for top and bottom of apple, a leaf, and background)
- a scissors and a glue
- a black pen (for apple seeds)
Rip and cut!
Glue them together
add details to the leaves and the apple seeds!
Week of March 23rd
Let’s make a simply cute owl! Students only need line, shape, and color with full of sparkly imagination.
watch and listen!
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
- Using a small condiment cup, trace two circles near the top of the paper for the eyes.
- For the nose, draw a rhombus between the two eyes.
- Draw a “mask” around the eyes. Show them how to draw a line close to, but not touching, the eyes and nose.
- Place oil pastel above mask and draw a straight horizontal line. Add ears. Next, draw a long letter “U”. This is the body. The tall owl shows a few back tail feathers.
- Draw a wing in the middle– like a pocket.
The open winged owl has big wings.
- Draw wing shapes on both sides of the owl body.
- Add two small bumps for the legs.
- paint the body first using one of the four colors.
- Select a different color for the wings.
- Paint the remaining owl shapes with the rest of the colors or color combo.
- Cut out the owl and glue to black paper
Outlining and Adding Patterns
- Use black oil pastels to trace lines.
- Encourage students to use the pastels(oil pastels or crayons) to trace over drawing lines and add patterns to make the colors pop.
Week 1 & 2
Let’s make artful sketchbook to get you going!
When it comes to limited supplies, drawing is going to be the best way to have our students find success. They can simply draw with the materials they have, any type of mark-making and paper will do the trick.
Our young artists can watch this video and get inspired to make their own sketchbook. They are encouraged to decorate their sketchbook cover and with your help- You draw simple lines on their sketchbook- so kids can finish up with the lines you draw. let them tell you about their line story!
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
2. Make the sketchbook To make this sketchbook you only need white papers(at least 5 of them) and a stapler.
click this: Make artful sketchbooks
3. Decorate your sketchbook cover!
4. Finish the Picture! Let your kids’ imaginations soar with these exciting “Finish the Picture” prompts. Click the link below, you can either print or draw 5 prompts for them in their sketchbooks. Let your kids get creative with their own story!