My final video for you! Here it is....my bloopers! I make a lot of mistakes so here are just a few for you to see 😂 I hope you all have an amazing summer and I can’t wait to see you next year! 👁♥️ U 🤟🏽 as much as 🎨 so that’s A LOT!!! 💕Mrs. Carter
Please enjoy the masterpieces created from the elementary artists of West Springfield Public Schools. You might recognize some of your beautiful art here!
During this time at home, we want to help inspire those around us to make our inner and outer worlds a better place. The arts are a part of what makes us human. What we can create is a part of our hearts, our imaginations, our dreams and our possibilities. Although we are not able to be together in person, we are together in our desire to CREATE, to SHARE and to INSPIRE. We hope to inspire you to make more, spread more kindness and find more things that bring happiness to your world right now!
ART is life and LIFE is ART, Let’s never stop creating a better world!
Have an amazing summer! Love always, Mrs. Carter
ART LESSONS to choose from below
or click the Read & Create section above :)
Let’s make splatter action marker paintings inspired by Jackson Pollock’s Action Painting. We are going to spatter with markers and water. Try this with any markers but if you have any dried up markers these will help bring them back to life again! All you need is markers, paper and water. Click the link below to see 🤗 I can’t wait to see what your going to create
Y Tree part 2 Coloring and Painting
We are going to color in our Y-Tree with crayon and then go over it with paint. The coloring will take a bit of time, my pro tip is to do a little at a time. Here I use marker and water again since most friends at home have these materials. When watercolor or marker/water go over crayon it’s called a crayon resist, let’s see what happens when you paint over crayon! You need your Y-tree project from the previous video, crayon and marker or watercolors, water and a paintbrush!
Y-Trees Today we are going to create Y Trees, where a pattern of a Y gets repeated. You can turn the Y in any direction creating curves. Check out the video to see how and remember if it feels hard that’s okay this is a 5th grade project so this is recommended for upper elementary artists but anyone can challenge themselves. See what you create and every Y tree turns out different. You need a pencil and paper for this step. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Zentangle patterns with color mixing!
We are going to make zentangle patterns and add primary colors together to make secondary colors. You need a white paper, black crayon, markers or watercolor paints and a paintbrush 🖌 I can’t wait to see what you create ♥️ Mrs. Carter
Grant Wood Inspired Landscapes Let’s create landscapes with pencil, black crayon and markers. Don’t forget to grab a paint brush and cup of water too! We are going to turn marker into watercolor paint 🎨 Watch the slideshow below the video to learn more about Grant Wood!
Paper Bag Tree Sculptures! Sculptures are 3-dimensional works of art. All you need is a paper bag, glue and some tissue paper to create this tree sculpture!
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold & How to draw yourself flying! Today we read the story Tar Beach by the amazing artist Faith Ringgold. We are going to be inspired by her character, Cassie who flys over things she wants to claim as her own. Come listen and learn how to draw yourself flying! You will need paper, a pencil, eraser and something to color your picture in with crayon or colored pencils would work best because we also learn about shading.
Emoji Pop Art Recycled People: Today we are going to add a body to our emoji faces we made before. If you haven’t made an emoji face yet, go check out that video first and then join in to create the rest of this project. You will need a recycled object for the body, paper, scissors, tape or glue and something to color in your hands and feet. Let’s turn trash into a Pop Art Masterpiece!!
Emoji Pop Art Emotion Faces! Inspired by last weeks Pop Art we are going to keep being inspired by popular culture! Come make some emoji faces with me for your next video call. You will need a pencil, eraser, something to color with (yellow, red, black, orange and blue) with white paper, scissors, tape and extra sticks like a pencil or popsicle sticks 🤗
Inspired by the famous artist Andy Warhol we are going to up cycle a can to create a functional and beautiful work of Art! Recycle ♻️ means to break it down to make it new but we are still keeping it a can so that’s why we call it up cycling! Come grab paper, markers, crayons, a paintbrush, water, tape and of course don’t forget an empty can for our next creation! At the end of this video you might notice my hands are too low but you can still see and hear what I’m doing so I’ve decided to keep this video as is and use this as a learning opportunity that nothing is perfect but it’s better to put out imperfect work then no work at all so I hope you don’t mind my mistakes and you enjoy this project 😘
Below is the slide show to inspire you for our Pop Art upcylced can creation. Pop art means art inspired by popular culture. Popular culture, also called 'pop culture,' is everything that everyday people are interested in or are talking about. This includes movies, music, television shows, clothing, books, toys, technology, and people. Check out this slideshow below to see some of Andy Warhol's Pop Art style :)
Found Object Creations!! Ready for a treasure hunt?!? Let’s go find small objects and turn them into a creation. You will need paper, something to draw with and some small objects. My example is below but click on the YouTube under my photo for the full video:) I can’t wait to see what you create!!!! Make Art its good for you! 🤟🏽Mrs. Carter
🌈 Let’s use our imaginations and make rainbows! Click on the YouTube video below and I have a happy lil’ rainbow demonstration for you. Rainbows happen after it rains or a storm. Right now things might feel stormy so let’s find the rainbows after this rain and if we can’t find them, WE are going to make them!!! Hang your rainbow in your home in the window so the whole world can see it! Post your picture on our Art google classroom. I love you 🤟🏽and miss you ❤️ and I can’t wait to see your beautiful 🎨 rainbows 🌈 !!!! 💕 Mrs. Carter
NEW Read & Create story about Frida Kahlo! Click the tab above and check it out.
Watch this video and see if you are up to the challenge to make a portrait out of clothing! This would be a great thing to save for a rainy day.
Disclaimer: Get parent approval & NO cutting any clothing allowed :)
Post your photos in your art portfolio in our Art google classroom!!!
Here is video two for coloring in your self-potraits! I can't wait to see what your final self-portait looks like all colored in. Remember to have fun and make it work with what art materials you already have at home :)
Amanda in 4th grade LOVES this so give it a try! Amanda's pro tip is to keep it black and white because its hard to color in, but try both ways and see what you think! I also put the link in the Technology Art Connections tab for you so it's always there for you to try :)
Created by Amanda R. 4th grade using Sketch Pad 5.1
Here is the helping sheet with steps for the inside of a face. Remember to draw your face as an oval or circle the. neck and ears. After you have the outside then the nose, eyes, mouth and lastly the hair. Follow along with the video above. Pause whenever you need and remember if you make a mistake..... no worries, erasers exist for a reason but you can always turn it into a Happy Accident! Watch to see what happy accident I create!
Visit the link below and tour a museum! Find one work of art that inspires you and create something from your inspiration from a doodle, to a drawing or a sculptutre! Remember there are no rules for this....just find inspiration and create (anything) Send me your creations with a picture of your inspiration!
Collect at least 15 objects around the house and place them in color order according to the color wheel. Use the photos as a reference. Take a picture and share it with me :)
*BONUS: Can you list the Primary Colors? What are the Secondary Colors? What primary colors make orange? What primary colors make green? What primary colors make purple?
How to draw a feather! Come draw a feather with me and hang it in your window for the world to see!
10 Day Drawing Challenge
Day 1: Draw a self-portrait (a picture of yourself). Day 2: Find something that grows and draw or sculpt it. Day 3: Create a color wheel with found objects in your house. Day 4: Draw your favorite toy, comic book or video game. Day 5: Draw your own crazy invention that could help you fly! Day 6: Draw an animal. Day 7: Go outside and see if you can create a sculpture or drawing with what you have in your own backyard OR draw a picture of nature. Day 8: Draw if the world was made of candy...what would it look like? Day 9: Draw your shoes. Day 10: Draw a sign for your bedroom saying “Yay Art!!” or anything special to celebrate finishing the 10 day Art challenge!
WhachamaDRAW it Game! Draw a wacky prompt in 1-2 mins. Once time is up move onto the next prompt. Each drawing should only take up a small area of your paper so you can keep adding to the drawing. Draw a…..
A lollypop eating a piece of fruit!
A skateboard in outer space
An alien who loves to wear bathing suits
Flowers that sing rock and roll
A clock that reads fairy tales
Upside down world
A car made out of robots
A tree made out of tacos, pizzas and hotdogs
A computer that is made out of candy
Magical scissors that cut and paint self-portraits
A sailboat that flies
A superhero that loves to eat spaghetti
A telephone that has eyes, ears, a mouth and hair
A milkshake made out of stars, clouds, and even the moon
A puppy who wears a business suit and carries a suitcase!
A paint brush made out of diamonds & jewels!
DOODLES!!! Draw a doodle (a silly name for a drawing) of an animal. I want to see patterns, lines and shapes in your animal doodles!
Draw a doodle looking in the mirror up close at your eye! Look and see how many details you can find.
Painting Try making a special kind of painting called a crayon resist. You will need watercolor paint, a paintbrush, a cup of water, thicker paper or watercolor paper and crayons. Draw a picture in crayon. Don't color too much in because wherever your crayon line are the paint won't stick to the crayon. That's why it is called a crayon resist. The crayon resists (resist means to not allow) the paint and won't let it cover it. Make sure your lines are very dark and you leave empty white spaces for the paint to stick! Try using a white crayon and paint lots of colors on top to see the white lines appear!