To get into the spirit of fall, we created these fun spooky houses! Students looked at victorian houses and discussed the architecture of this style of house. They created drawings on black paper and traced them with metallic sharpies. They glued them onto water color paper where they did a "wet on wet" technique to create more of a sky effect. Then they got to decide what extra spooky details they wanted to add to their pictures. Pretty awesome I think!
We started our weaving project as 4th graders. I had NEVER done weaving before! Ever! So I grossly underestimated the amount of time it takes to do a weaving. So we had to carry over this lesson into 5th grade, but the kids were so excited to do that because they really like this project. Here are some of the projects in progress.
The 5th grade classes created these lovely pieces of art work based off of the Northern Lights!
We discussed how the Northern Lights are created and why there are different colors in the sky. We watched a video of the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky. They thought it was so cool! Using chalk pastels, students created their own Northern Light background. We then added a black silhouetted landscape over top. Some students decided to add stars to their picture while others did not.