Category Archives: Grade 4/5 Art Projects

These are the next step up in the art education process with even more advanced techniques and projects for grade 4 and 5 students

Cats & Dogs, the Laurel Burch way

Grade 4/5: Chalk Pastel Cats & Dogs on Black Spring 2014 / Prince of Wales Elementary School

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Japanese Plum Blossom Trees

  Grade 4/5: Ink-Blown Trees              This is a fun one to do. Smocks on, pull out some straws (large diameter), velvety black india ink – and you’ve got a party! Spring is barely here, … Continue reading

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More Selfies, Salvador Dali Style

Grade 4/5:  Drawing Self-Portraits, with a Twist     (literally) Salvador Dali. How much fun can one have with one’s face? Long before we had goofy IPhone twisting photographs, he was doin’ it with his moustache. Ha! It is hard enough … Continue reading

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Altered Animal Masks

Grade 4/5:  Paper Mache Masks This is small class, and they are game for new challenges.  So, we decided to go with making masks – animal masks out of paper mache.  Why not? In fact, to tie in with their studies … Continue reading

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Enter Again, Notan.

Grade 4/5:  Contrasts in Cut Paper               Spring 2013 / Prince of Wales School

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Inspiration: Chinese Scroll Paintings

Grade 4/5:  Cherry Blossom Tree Paintings As the Tjanpi animal sculptures were slowly finishing, some students were ready to go on – so I gave them extra projects, which they loved.  The best of the extras was this one. Like … Continue reading

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Inspiration: the Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Grade 4/5:  Wrapped Animal Sculptures It only took one look from me at these wonderful sculptures from this group of women from central Australia, the Tjanpi Desert Weavers,  and I knew we had a must-do project:  woot! When I showed the … Continue reading

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Amate Paper Cutouts

Grade 4/5:  Exploring Symmetry with Paper Cutouts The discussion began with the idea of symmetry and mirror image, and then we went on to looking at the Otomi people of east central Mexico (Pueblo region).  The women produced paper bark … Continue reading

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Some Things We Are Working On …

Currently, in the Art Room: The grade 2/3’s are an enthusiastic bunch I have to keep up with – and they seem to celebrate anything I throw at them.  Just gotta stay one step ahead! The grade 4/5’s have been … Continue reading

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3D Zentangles, Boxed

Grade 4/5 Altered Zentangle Drawings This was one of the first projects of the year, though I have only photographed them recently.  It was going to be like a lesson I did in a previous year, but a couple of … Continue reading

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