This week, your art challenge is to create a sculpture out of recyclable materials from around your home. You can use empty yogurt cups, styrofoam, cardboard, jars, plastic containers or anything else recyclable to make your sculpture. Use your imagination and make your sculpture into whatever you want it to be. Play around with your materials and really explore the possibilities before making your final shape! Once your sculpture is done, take a walk around your sculpture and notice it from all sides. How does your sculpture change when you look at it from a different angle? Please email me a picture of your sculpture.
This week, your art challenge is to create your own still-life piece. You may draw or paint a still-life, the choice is yours! Please pick a handful of objects from your home that you use every day and arrange them in the way you want to draw them. Make sure to include at least one man-made object and one object from nature (food would count as nature). Please send me a picture of your still-life piece, by emailing it to email@example.com.
This week your art challenge is to recreate a famous work of art from objects around your house. Pick one of the four pieces below to recreate. Remember that the most important part of this assignment is to have fun! Do your best to be as accurate as possible with your recreation, but don’t worry if the details are hard to capture. Please take a picture of your recreation and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, your art challenge is to make a collage out of materials around your home. You can use newspapers, magazines, construction paper, cardboard, fabric, or anything you can cut into shapes and glue. Make sure to check in with your parent or guardian about what is okay to use for this project! Your goal is to create a meaningful image in your collage, using different kinds of shapes (organic and geometric). Please email me a picture of your collage.
Learn about the Nazca lines in Peru. Think about their purpose and why they were made. Compare this to another culture that has similar mysterious ancient artwork. Be inspired by this and create your own version of the Nazca lines using mud, sticks, and stones. Use lines and shapes to create creatures. Be creative and have fun! Please send in a picture of your work to Ms. Lemay through email.
Create a found object color wheel, using items from around your house that represents the different colors of the color wheel. Document your work with a photograph, and submit it by emailing it to Ms. Lemay.
Create a work of art inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy, using objects from nature. Include elements of line, color, and/or symmetry in your work. Document your work with a photograph, and submit it in the linked Google Doc below. Please note to submit you must use your HPES email.
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After reading The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, first graders made their own chameleons made up of their favorite animals -- some were even from their imaginations!
STUDENTS CONTINUE TO BUILD THEIR FINE MOTOR AND VISUAL PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS THROUGH A VARIETY OF EXPLORATIONS WITH NEW ART MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES. THEY ARE INTRODUCED TO NEW ART TERMS TO IDENTIFY ELEMENTS OF ART IN THEIR PEERS WORK AS WELL AS THEIR OWN.