Our National Bird: The Eagle

It is a popular belief that Benjamin Franklin petitioned congress to make the Turkey our national bird. Thanksgiving dinner would look very different indeed had this petition been successful. Fortunately the eagle was chosen instead. In November as we learned about the electoral process,  I used a teaching technique called, "Directed Line" drawing to show the students how to draw our national bird, The eagle. We used oil pastels on black art paper.

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1st and 2nd grade

Karston
Karston
Jaxon
Jaxon
Janaya
Janaya
Gracie
Gracie
Hmmm..who is this anyway
Hmmm..who is this anyway
Isla
Isla
Garrett
Garrett
Ella
Ella
Brice
Brice

3rd and 4th Grade

Vicki
Vicki
Taylor
Taylor
Mylee
Mylee
Rylee
Rylee
Maddie
Maddie
Lily
Lily
Lex
Lex
Jacey
Jacey
hmmmm
hmmmm

5th - 8th Grade

Zack
Zack
Kylie
Kylie
Annie
Annie
Emile Elizabeth
Emile Elizabeth
Izzy
Izzy
Claire
Claire
Abi
Abi
Braxton
Braxton
Brooklynn
Brooklynn

"Duck for President" poster contest!

This years presidential election was like no other! To help impart the importance of exercising our right to vote, each class created a line drawing of "Duck" from the book, "Duck for President" as he campaigned at his podium!We VOTED for the best poster in each class!

Each student received an "I voted today" sticker after they voted! Winners were announced during Art Class on Wednesday, 11/9/16. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners received a ribbon. The first place winner in each class also received their very own copy of "Duck for President" signed my ME!

1st - 2nd Grade

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3rd - 4th Grade

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5th - 8th Grade

5th - 8th
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And the winners are:

1st and 2nd Grade:

1st Riley_edited
1st Riley_edited
2nd Ella_edited
2nd Ella_edited
3rd Gracie_edited
3rd Gracie_edited

3rd and 4th Grade

1st Mylee

1st Mylee

2nd Jacey

2nd Jacey

3rd Gracie

3rd Gracie

5th through 8th

2nd Braxton
2nd Braxton
3rd Kylie
3rd Kylie
1st Ella
1st Ella

Septembers "Artist of the month" is "Henri Matisse".

Page down to see the students work by grade.   

Note: To see previous "Art With Ms Becky" videos, please click the YouTube Video link in the top right hand corner. 

Welcome to week #2

This past week the students have been learning about "perspective", "shading" and "expression" while each grade made their version of Matisse's

"Apples On Table Green Background"

(shown here at the right)

Page down to view week #1 - Organic Shapes and Stained glass windows inspired by the Matisse Chapel in France.

1st Grade

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London
London
Judah
Judah
Keeley
Keeley
Isla
Isla
Jamaya
Jamaya
Erica
Erica
Gracie
Gracie
Aubrey Kate
Aubrey Kate
Cole
Cole

2nd Grade

Wills
Wills
Sierra
Sierra
Riley
Riley
Madalyn
Madalyn
Maddox
Maddox
Karston
Karston
Garrett
Garrett
Jaxon
Jaxon
Ella
Ella

3rd Grade

Taylor
Taylor
Vicki
Vicki
Rylie
Rylie
Maddie
Maddie
Lily
Lily
Josiah
Josiah
Jaxon
Jaxon
Hannah Grace
Hannah Grace
DJ
DJ
1/2

4th Grade

Mylee
Mylee
Lex
Lex
Jacey
Jacey
Hayden
Hayden
Andrew
Andrew
Gracie
Gracie
Connor
Connor
Cassie
Cassie

Welcome to our Week #1 Showcase!

This month we are studying the French Artist  "Henri Matisse". Organic shapes,

Drawing with Scissors and his reputation for being a "Wild Beast" with colors are but a few of the things the students have learned thus far! 

Grades 1 and 2

Matisse Organic Shape Collage
Riley
Maddox
Madalyn
London
Keeley
Karston
Sierra
Ella
Erica
Garrett
Isla
Gracie
Janayla
Jaxon
Judah
Wills
Cole
Dawson
Brice
Alejandro
Allie
Abby
AK

Grades 3 and 4

Taylor
Vicki
Rylie
Mylee
Maddox
Maddie
Lily
Lex
Andrew
Connor
Gracie V
DJ
Hannah Grace
Jacey
Jackson
Josiah
Cash
Cassie

5th - 8th

These students learned about the Matisse chapel in France: a gift to his friend Monique, a nun who was once his night nurse. His drawings and stained glass designs fill the chapel.The stained glass projects below were inspired from the chapel and Matisse's art work.

Click on a picture to see it up close.

Sarah

Sarah

Zach

Zach

Kylie

Kylie

Izzy

Izzy

Jamey

Jamey

Claire

Claire

Emily

Emily

Abi

Abi

Braxton

Braxton

Brooklynn

Brooklynn

Annie

Annie