Student Favourite: Online Art Activities


The following link contains

some online art activities for children

from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Some online art activities for children


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The children from Room 6 found

the following activities on that website particularly interesting:

* Patterns of Infinity

* Kumasa’s World of Dots

* Justine Cooper’s ‘Call of the Wild’ – A memory game

You may have to scroll down that page to see them.

#anfomhar – ‘Autumn Days’ (Estelle White) as a Word Picture – using ‘Visual Poetry Mosaic’

We have learned how to use a new online tool:

Visual Poetry Mosaic from Language is a virus.com

With it you can turn words into images.

We are experimenting with it at the moment.

It is fairly simple to use

and we like the way that it connects words and pictures.

 

This is Estelle White’s ‘Autumn Days’

If you click on this

you can see the words and hear the melody.

Autumn Days by Estelle White

Art Matters; A Menu of Activities for First & Second Class

ART; A MENU FOR FIRST & SECOND CLASS

 

The Blue Spirit of Giverny!/L’âme bleue de Giverny!
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All themes have potential for

drawing, painting, printing, computer representations, & 2D construction (collage/montage).

 

 Themes are in keeping with the time of year and many are suggested by the RSE, SESE, Drama, PE programmes etc.

 

Suggestions where clay, 3D construction or fabric & fibre might be appropriate are made below.

 

 

In Second Class in our school we prepare for confession and communion ceremonies.

 

I propose to work from the start of the school year so as not to have a rush in the run up to May.

 

I intend doing a project on stained glass to integrate with confession and communion preparation.

 

 

I will include the story of the stained glass window

 

(The Good Shepherd) by Evie Hone in our local church

placebo:where is my mind
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Art in the First Term;

 

*September;

 

Themes;

First Class; Myself;  Self Portrait; My Name.

Things I like to do. Things I don’t like doing. Preferences.

Treasures.

Things that are special to me.

Friends

My Perfect Day

 

Second Class; Myself; Self Portrait;

How we are the same/how we differ.

How other people see me.

My favourite animal.

Special people in my life; Friends.

Name bugs.

 

Both classes; some work on shape and silhouette.

 

Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*October;

 

Themes; Autumn; Autumn Colours

Irish mammals/hedgehogs/mice; ‘scraffitto’

 

Halloween; Strand; Fabric & Fibre; Dress ups/costume

Also collage

Spiders/Bats/Ghosts; Crayon & Paint overlay also more work on silhouettes

Bonfire/fireworks; chalks/construction or painting. Warm colours; Oranges, reds, yellows. More work on shadow and silhouette.

 

Montage: People who keep us safe

Fire/Halloween Safety Posters

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*November;

 

Themes; Friends/Co-operating; collaborative work

Completing a picture a friend starts

 

Winter; Winter Colours – blues, greys, pale purple

Painting; contrasting Cool Colours/Warm Ones

Irish mammals that hibernate

 

Construction; A boat that floats out using plasticene or found objects

 

Dinosaurs; painting/construction in clay or plasticene

 

Fabric and Fibre; begin knitting after midterm

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*December;

 

Themes; Family/Christmas; Christmas colours/ wrapping paper patterns

Christmas promises

Thank You Cards

 

Second;

Use of clay to make nativity piece

Stained glass nativity

Potential for printing; wrapping paper

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

رو به سردي
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Art in the Second Term;

*January;

 

Themes; The Planets

A Mouse from clay (from novel ‘ The Stone Mouse’ by Jenny Nimmo)

 

An Owl from clay (integration with novel ‘The Owl Tree’ by Jenny Nimmo)

 

My School & Neighbourhood; Frieze; collaborative groups

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*February;

 

Themes; Spring;

Growing & Changing

 

Strand; Fabric & Fibre revisited; collage

 

Valentine’s Day; Construction in clay or papier mache

 

Fabric and Fibre; Stitching knitted squares together to add to St. Brigid’s Cloak.

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*March; Mother’s Day

 

Themes; Feelings and emotions

Drawing as a response to music

2nd Making a puppet

 

St. Patrick’s Day

 

Introducing more colour: Pop Art Poster: Become a pop icon!

Mixing Colours

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 In Utero.
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Art in the Third Term approx;

 

*April;

 

Themes; Easter; Frieze, New Life; Growth in Spring; Growing things

 

April Showers; Wet Paper Painting

 

Abstract radiating flowers, using chalk

 

Wild animals you would find in other countries or the Zoo

 

Drawing bugs

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*May; Themes;

 

Summer; collage; found objects

 

Holidays

 

Printing using potatoes, apples etc.

 

Paper Sculpture; Stabile

 

Pontillism : Use of

Also use of Computer ‘Paint’ programme also

 

Second Class; Themes from RE in preparation for Communion e.g. bible stories from Old and New Testament.

 

*June;

Themes; Summer; Warm colours and cool ones

 

Water; washes, paint and crayon overlay

 

The Seaside; Beside the sea. Under the sea; collage

 

 

Resources for teaching Art

 

Pattern;

 

 

Ideas for art lessons;

 

 

 

 

Print;

 

 

Colour;

 

 

Stained glass;

 

 

 

Artists; e.g. Rousseau, Monet, Dali, Picasso, Matisse;

 

quirky, child friendly commentary)

 

Optical Illusions;

 

Resources – equipment;

 

 

Paint, paper, card, pencils, scissors, drinking straws,

tooth brushes, crayons, metallic crayons, charcoal,

chalks, colouring pencils, markers, stencils, fabric, 

plasticene, play dough, clay, printing ink and tools,

found and recycled objects, newspaper, cardboard, computer

 

A superb and comprehensive list here

on page 50 of June 2011’s In Touch,

in an article by Michael O’Reilly of the items

one would need to deliver the Primary Art Curriculum

‘Media and Materials’ by Michael O’Reilly

 

 

 

Art Matters: Plans for Art (1st/2nd Class)

First and Second Class

ARTS EDUCATION

Yearly Scheme for Art

 Penguin
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The time allocation for Arts Education (Art, Drama & Music) in 1st/2nd is three hours per week.

 

I plan for there to be extensive integration with topics from other subject areas e.g.,

with Language Development; English Irish, Mathematics, R.E., SESE, SPHE, etc.

 

ASSESSMENT

I will assess the children’s progress in Art through

  • teacher observation,
  • some teacher designed tasks
  • and by saving samples of their work in a mini portfolio from September, December & June.

I will be particularly interested in their ability

  • to express themselves through their work;
  • their ability to learn new skills;
  • to follow instructions and to follow a process.

I would also like the children to assess their own learning

  • informally through discussion during and after class
  • and formally in Looking and Responding exercises.

There will be Parent/Teacher Meetings in December

School Reports in June.

 

DIFFERENTIATION

I believe that every child is capable in the area of Art.

The range of activities will give each child the opportunity to be successful in this subject.

 

Arts Education; Art

 

Objectives; That the child should be enabled to

 

  • work from their own experience and imagination

 

  • use materials and tools as stimulus

 

  • work from observation and curiosity

 

  • use the work of artists and craft people as stimulus

 

  • have an opportunity to work with two and three dimensional forms

 

  • learn about process and product

 

 

A typical lesson will comprise of;

 

Step One; The stimulus

 

Step Two; The activity

 

Step Three; Evaluation

 

 

Concepts and skills development

 

Objectives; that the child would learn about the following concepts;

 

  • an awareness of line
  • shape
  • form
  • colour & tone
  • texture
  • pattern & rhythm
  • space

 

These concepts and skills will be developed as strands that follow are covered.

 

Strands;

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– Opportunities to Draw;

 

So that the child can express him or herself

 

with the marks that can be made with a variety of drawing instruments

 

on a range of surfaces.

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– Use Paint and Colour;

 

Expressing him or herself by experimenting

 

with a variety of colour drawing instruments and media

 

Using Computer Programme ‘Paint’

print sample
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– Print;

 

To start with; using different textures and shapes, one or two colours.

 

Then beginning to organise print marks purposefully.

 

Overprinting

 

Relief prints

 

Mask outs

 

Computer experiments

:: Bold Mushies ::
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-Use of Clay;

 

exploring, manipulating, inventing, discovering the possibilities of clay

 

as a medium for imaginative expression.

 

Also coil pots and pinch pots.

 Altered Book - India
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-Construction;

 

explore and experiment with the properties and characteristics

 

of materials in making structures.

 

Making imaginative structures.

 

– Creating in Fabric and Fibre;

 

exploring the possibilities of fabric and fibre

 

as media for imaginative expression.

 

Simple Collages

 

We will be knitting

 

Looking and responding will be an important aspect of each strand.

 

This will involve language development.

 

Looking at the work of other artists

 

 

Step One; Looking at and responding to the work

 

Step Two; The follow up may involve

 

using art work the child has seen

 

as a starting point for their own work.

 

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Using a variety of techniques/media;

Painting;

  • finger painting
  • blow painting
  • splatter painting
  • marbling
  • paint & crayon overlay
  • paint & crayon resist
  • paper batik designs

Drawing;

  • using charcoal
  • chalks
  • crayons
  • metallic crayons
  • pencil
  • colouring pencils
  • markers
  • doing crayon rubbings
  • stencilling,

Construction; 2D&3D;

  • paper sculpture
  • tearing
  • cutting & pasting
  • fringing
  • pleating
  • curling & weaving
  • montage& collage
  • using found objects

Printing; to include;

  • over printing
  • and fold over printing
  • relief prints
  • mask outs

Fabric and Fibre;

  • collage
  • knitting

Clay

  • making coil pots
  • pinch pots
  • integration with print

 

To ensure these techniques/media are all covered,

I will record as each is used on a sheet

like this pinned up in the classroom:

A useful chart for tracking techniques and media used.

 

Procedural Writing: What we did today in Art.

Great attention to detail Matthew. At 1st glance it’s hard to tell what’s original & which parts you added. Well done.

What we did today in Art:

First we chose a picture from an old calendar.

Then we took a ruler and pencil 

and ruled vertical lines 

as wide as the width of the ruler.

Then we cut along these lines

and cut the picture into strips.

We glued the strips down in the correct order

on a larger sheet of white paper

being careful to leave space between the strips.

We looked at the pictures and the colours in them.

We selected colours we would use

that would match these colours.

We drew in the white strips on the page

and coloured them in, to complete the picture.

We admired our work

and that of our friends.

This is also very good JC. Excellent observation and attention to detail. It turned out well.

Digital Art Week 2013

We continue to have great fun with Digital Art Week,

Digital Art Week 2013

which due to popular demand has been extended to a second week.

 

We made these pictures using the Collage Maker from

the National Gallery of Art’s Kidzone.

 

Here is the link if you would like to try it:

The Collage Machine from National Gallery of Art’s Kidzone

Many thanks to Adam, a TY student

who is here with us on Work Experience

who helped us do this today.

 Many congratulations to Matthew who learned to

‘Print Screen’,

‘Paste’ in ‘Paint’,

‘Crop’ and ‘Save’.

Using ‘Seasaws’ – Art Activity for Digital Art Week 2013

We are participating in Digital Art Week

To start the week we made seaside collages online.

 

When you use:

‘Seasaws’ – online art activity from National Gallery of Art (Washington)

you can make pictures of the sea and shore.

 

We like this because we live beside the sea.

Using ‘Scribbler’ – for Digital Art Week 2013

If you want to use ‘Scribbler’

to make pictures

like the pictures we made today

the link is here.

Scribbler

To save it, you have to press ALT and Print Screen (‘Prtscn’)

and then paste the screenshot using ‘Paint’.

This is a little complicated, but playing ‘Scribbler’

even without saving your picture is fun.

Student Blogging Challenge 2013 continued. Week 5; A Secret in the Forest.

We are continuing with the Student Blogging Challenge.

This is Challenge 5.

We were asked to write a story

based on an image of a forest

where there was a signpost saying:

A Secret Hides In This Forest.

 

You can read about the challenge here:

 Student Blogging Challenge 5: Secrets

 

We made a Photopeach Slideshow.

Nicole wrote the story.

Isabella drew the cat.

Clara drew the fairy.

 

The other children in 2nd Class Room 6

had already created the backgrounds.

 

HERE it is….

We hope you enjoy it!

 

The Secret That Lies In The Forest 

Seeing Pictures in Pictures: Emily Carr’s ‘Forest’

When 2nd Class, Room 6 were studying

the very beautiful painting ‘Forest’ by Emily Carr,

they were fascinated by pictures they could see in the picture.

 

The students of 2nd Class, Room 6 said

this was like finding pictures in the clouds in the sky.

Here are some of the images they could see in the original work.

 

A dragon

A Pirate

A Horse

What can you see in the picture?

‘I dream my painting and then paint my dream’. – Vincent Van Gogh

These are some of our pictures of trees.  

Before we did our project we often drew trees

that looked like lollipops 😉

 

We learnt about colour, shape and angle,

looking at masterpieces by a variety of artists.

These included Vincent Van Gogh

and Georgia O’Keeffe .

 

These are some of the trees we drew today

at the end of our project on the theme of trees.



‘I found I could say things with color and shapes

that I couldn’t say any other way

– things I had no words for’.

Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Thanks again to  Junior Art Gallery

whose link suggested this project to us.

 

We always appreciate feedback on our work 🙂

We would love you to comment!

‘Leaping Greenly Spirits of Trees’ – Art Project – Part 3

We spent the past few weeks looking at masterpieces of trees:

Van Gogh’s ‘The Mulberry Tree’

Mondrian’s ‘Gray Tree’

and Emily Carr’s  ‘Forest’

Georgia O’Keeffe’s ‘The Lawrence Tree’

and Klimt’s ‘Tree of Life’.

You can see more of this work on other posts 

You can see them here.

And also here.

Now having studied these works of art and trees ‘in real life’,

we will draw our own trees.

Before this project the most popular way

of drawing trees in the class was often like this:

However take a look at this slideshow

of the trees we drew since:

 

Perhaps after looking at our trees you might guess

which artist’s work we liked the best.

 

Was it Van Gogh’s colourful ‘Mulberry Tree?’

or Emily Carr’s ‘Forest’.

 

In fact as you can see from the graph below,

one artist’s work was a runaway success.

 

The children explained their choice by saying that

there seemed to be something ‘magical’

about Klimt’s ‘Tree of Life’

Spirits of Trees – An Art Project on the Theme of Trees

2nd Class Room 6 are continuing with

their art project on tree paintings.

Follow this link to see the first part of our project on trees.

 

We looked at some other famous pictures of trees.

We loved Georgia O’Keeffe’s  ‘The Lawrence Tree’

We loved the strong colour of the trunk,

the unusual angle of the painting

and the tiny stars in the sky.

 

We admired Emily Carr’s ‘Forest’

We were fascinated by

all the different colours of Emily Carr’s Forest.

We expected there might be green and brown.

But when we enlarged the painting on the whiteboard,

we could see blues, purples, yellows and lots of other colours.

Painting the sky and the grass is not like

painting a wall of our house or the kitchen door.

They are not all one colour blue or green.

 

Then we looked at Klimt’s wonderful ‘Tree of Life’.

We loved the bright colours, the branches

that curled round and round

and the little details among the branches.

 

To complete our project we are going to think about

colour, angle and shapes

and then draw our own trees.

 

“i thank You God for most this amazing day:

for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky;”

                         from a poem by ee cummings

Inspired by Van Gogh and Mondrian: ‘Trees’ by 2nd Class Room 6

When our friend at Junior Art Gallery posted this link on their blog…

encouraging us to do the interesting art, that is on this link in turn

2nd Class, Room 6 didn’t need to be asked twice.

We chose to begin with

Van Gogh’s ‘The Mulberry Tree’

and the very different ‘Gray Tree’ by Mondrian

and tried to create our own versions.

The Mulberry Tree is colourful

and not surprisingly The Gray Tree is very grey.

 

Over the next few weeks

we will take a look at the other trees on this link:

 

‘Lawrence Tree’ by Georgia O’Keeffe,

‘Forest’ by Emily Carr,

‘Pine Tree Screen’ by Hasegawa Tohaku

and ‘The Tree of Life’ by Gustav Klimt.

 

We are working towards then, drawing

our own trees experimenting with

colour, shape, and angle as these

artists have done.

‘Trees’ by 2nd Class Room 6 on PhotoPeach

Many thanks to Junior Art Gallery for pointing us in the direction of this great idea.

DLTK Kids Artwork Ideas (Arbor Day)

This is the link to the 2nd part of this project 🙂

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A Visualization based on ‘Winter Song’ by by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

Today we listened to a beautiful song:

 

‘Winter Song’ by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

This is what Matthew drew.

 

‘Winter Song’ was familiar to many of the students

because it is currently being used in an often repeated

advertisement on the television.

 

We studied the lyrics.

We used our imagination

and we sketched some pictures

that the lyrics put into our heads.

 

Then we took a look at a

wonderful animation on Vimeo

to inspire us even further.

‘Winter Song’ by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

 

Initially we used white chalk

on black sugar paper.

Then we added colour.

This is what we did:

 

These are the results:

Winter Pictures in Chalk on PhotoPeach

 

We would love to hear what you think of our artwork.

Do leave a comment.

We would love to hear from you.

If you would like to comment,

please double click

‘Continue Reading’ below

and a comment box will appear.

A Word to the Wise:

Please don’t leave your child to explore Vimeo or Photopeach unattended  :)

The internet is a portal to the world outside. Children should be supervised.

Junior Art Gallery Competition

Children from 2nd Class Room 6 entered this competition:

Junior Art Gallery’s ‘Favourite Christmas Food’ Art Competition

from Junior Art Gallery

We received a very nice email

and some entries were on Twitter.
Favourite Christmas Food – Some entries

Click on this link …

to see the thirteen entries from 2nd class Room 6

in Junior Art Gallery’s

‘Favourite Food Competition’

on display in ‘The Happy Pear’.

Patrons are invited to vote for their favourite.

I love them all 😉

 

UPDATE: Happy News for Fiona and Mark

who received their prizes today in school.

Thank you to Junior Art Gallery for this opportunity and your kindness.

Fiona’s and Mark’s pictures are on this link: Junior Art Gallery

Visualizing ‘It Was A Dark And Stormy Night’ by Allan Ahlberg

We are working on comprehension strategies

in reading, following the

‘Building Bridges of Understanding’ programme.

 

We spent the first six weeks of the school term

predicting what was going to happen next

in the stories we read.

Now we are adding ‘visualization’ to our skill set.

Teacher has read six short novels in class this year.

This one is our favourite by far.

 

“…Outside a light wind was blowing

the last of the storm clouds away.

In the east there was a glow,

and streaks of pink and violet

and duck-egg green tinged

the darker edge of the sky”.

 

From: ‘It Was A Dark And Stormy Night’

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

 

Teacher thinks Nicole has visualized the sky at dawn, very well:

We all worked hard on ‘visualizing’ as you will see:

‘It Was A Dark And Stormy Night’ by Allan Ahlberg 

As always I would remind you to supervise your child when they are online.

Jake visualizes ‘The Pirate Ship’.

 

Click here to see our book review and to hear our podcast.

Dragon Island by Maks

CHAPTER ONE
A Wicked Dragon
Once upon a dangerous time when dragons ruled the world there lived a knight and a king. The king was a King Dragon, King of…All Dragons. He lived in the Biggest Cave in The Universe. His name was Fire.

CHAPTER TWO
A Good Knight
The Knight’s name was Conor. He had eyes, blue like water. His hair was like crystals of gold. He was very strong.
Fire King of All Dragons was bad, very very bad. He didn’t have any friends because he was so evil. But he had evil dragons to help him.

CHAPTER THREE
The Knight’s Mission
The knight called Conor was on a mission to kill all evil dragons.
He killed the first one and the knight’s sword broke.
The sword had to be fixed before he could go any further.
But no, the sword was destroyed. It could never be fixed.
Conor would be in terrible danger until he got another sword.

CHAPTER FOUR
The Search
The knight called Conor had to find the most powerful sword in the Universe.
Conor traveled for many days. The sun was like a ball of burning fire during the day.
At night the moon was like a huge rock of ice. The sky was like a carpet. The clouds were like pillows.
But Conor couldn’t sleep for long. He was thirsty. The water was like a mirror. The reflection was transparent.
In the water Conor saw a golden sword covered in diamonds and crystals.

CHAPTER FIVE
The Most Powerful Sword
Conor reached into the water and took the sword. It was more powerful than he imagined. In the end the sword didn’t kill the Dragon King. Instead the Dragon King became a good dragon and all his evil dragons disappeared. That was the power of the sword.

CHAPTER SIX
That night there were fireworks to celebrate. Conor had a cup of tea with Fire.
Ryan was the Black Knight.
Maks was the Red Knight.
Vagif was the Silver Knight.
Jessica is a dragon with a baby and a husband.
That was a night of celebration, fun and friendship.

NOAH’S ‘NORTHERN LIGHTS’

Kitten Island by Paris

Wordle: Untitled


CHAPTER ONE
Ten Little Kittens

Once upon a playful time on Kitten Island there lived ten little kittens.
The kittens are very cuddly and they meow all the time.
One evening the kittens were in bed.
Mummy Cat was counting her kittens.

CHAPTER TWO
A Kitten Gets Lost
One was not there.
Mummy Cat went looking for Jessica around the house.

Cutie was very cute
Angel was always very good.
Whiskers was very naughty
Ginger liked to sleep on the bed
Mittens was very shy
Jingles was noisy
Jess liked jumping on the couch
Kitty was friendly
Mischief was very troublesome
And Lily liked daffodils

CHAPTER THREE
Mummy Cat looked in the bed
She looked in the kitchen
She looked in the bathroom
She looked in the sitting room
She looked in the garden
She looked in the tree house
She found Mischief hiding in the grass.


CHLOE’S ‘LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT SKY’