Category Archives: Grade 5/6 Art Projects

Chicken 2: Juinter Hot and Cool

  Grade 5/6: 2nd Chicken Drawing: This Time, with Colour! Day 1. As outlined in the post ‘Chicken 1’, I gave the students an opportunity to draw a live chicken (appropriately named ‘Juinter’).  After the more detailed and time consuming … Continue reading

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Chicken 1: Introducing ‘Juinter’

Grade 5/6: Observational Drawing a Live Subject           A few years ago I brought in one of our chickens for couple of my classes to draw. Having a live chicken in the school creates quite a … Continue reading

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Positive & Negative

Grade 5/6:  What is Positive Space and What is Negative? I was quite taken with some images I saw of this project, and so was looking forward to working on it with the class.  I attempted to do so with … Continue reading

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Fall Leaf Plaster Prints

Grade 6/7/8:  Two Prints in One Fall 2013 / Parliament Oak School

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A Little Bit of Op

Grade 5/6:  Floating Spheres and Op Art There are many examples of this project on various art education websites – take a look at Fine Lines blogspot, for instance.  www.artfulartsyamy.blogspot.ca Spring 2013 / Prince of Wales School

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Circle Abstractions

Grade 6/7/8:  Drawing from Observation It is still early in the school year, and I wanted to stretch the class in their drawing skills by giving them a project that would require them to look closely at proportions, details, textures, … Continue reading

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Hands Down

Grade 5/6:  Andy Warhol Hand Prints         Another one-time art visit with a class (such a different way to work!), giving them a quick opportunity to kick it on the arty side of things … I introduced … Continue reading

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Apples in Watercolour

Grade 6:   Still Life Paintings       Time to try out some watercolour painting?  There was some positive anticipation to be had for this one!  I composed several still life variations using apples on a plate, photographed them, … Continue reading

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Cut Paper Masks

Grade 5/6: Exploring the Mask in Paper I have done this project before in two schools, with much success.  It being my very first lesson with this particular class offered some unknowns, but I am quite pleased with the results … Continue reading

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Light Pictures, Abstracted

Grade 6:  Reworking Our Light Photographs As promised, here are the results when we hand manipulated our photographs.  Earlier, we had a photo session using coloured flashlights and a laser pointer on a black ground in a darkened room with … Continue reading

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