1st Grade Art

Assignments for April 6th - May 15th

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Week 1 - April 6th to April 10th

Coloring Mandalas

Hello 1st Grade! Welcome to your first online assignment! This week you will be coloring mandalas on the computer.

Mandalas are flower like shapes made from repeating lines, shapes, and patterns. 

Please click on the computer icon to the left of "Week 1" to go to colormandala.com. Click "color" and choose your mandala. 

This website lets you choose a mandala and color it in all online! Please complete one mandala. Fill out the Art Completion Form below once finished, due April 10th.

REVISED INSTRUCTION: 

If you are unable to access the website from your device here is another activity you may complete. Go to this link and complete one airbrush painting! You may create anything you would like. It may ask to access your webcam, but you can click no and still create a painting. You will need to allow Adobe Flash to run. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/airbrush

Week 2 - April 13th to April 17th

Blind Contour Self Portraits

Hello Students! This week you will be completing a blind contour self portrait. 

Blind Contour drawing is done by drawing lines with your eyes closed. 

You will need paper and a pencil or pen for this drawing. Please draw a picture of yourself, or a self portrait, with your eyes closed. Fill out the Art Completion form below once finished, due April 17th.

Week 3 - April 20th to April 24th

What Do You See and What Else Could Be There?

Art is more than just making art of our own. We should also learn to observe elements of art. Observing art, making predictions, and sharing our opinions on art is all a part of art criticism. Today you will be observing art. We can look for objects in art to help decide what the art is about. We can also find elements of art such as colors, shapes, and patterns. Today you will be looking at a work of art and finding objects and elements. 

Click the quiz icon to the left of "Week 3" to answer questions about the work of art A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. After answering the questions about what you can see it's time to make predictions. Please use any coloring supplies to create a drawing of what the people are looking at. They are looking out in the same direction, but what do you think may be out there? Draw it! Fill out the Art Completion form below once finished, due April 24th.

Week 4 - April 27th to May 1st

Kandinsky Music Drawing

Many artists take inspiration from the world around them. Some artists enjoy listening to music to create art. Sometimes we listen to music in class! 

Wassily Kandinsky was a famous artist who enjoyed making art inspired by music. He said he could see the colors in the music, and loved to paint based on the way the music made him feel. 

Today you are going to draw just like Kandinsky liked to, by listening to music. Click the music icon to the left to hear the song. Please listen to the music file on repeat until you have completed the drawing. You may use any drawing supplies you have available. Draw what the music makes you feel. Does the music sound happy? Does it sound sad? Maybe you think it sounds scary? What does the song make you think of? Draw it! Fill out the Art Completion Form below once finished, due May 1st.

Week 5 - May 4th to May 8th

What is a Landscape?

A landscape is a type of painting or drawing that takes place outside. It can be of mountains, trees, or grassy hills. There are 3 different parts to drawing a landscape, the horizon line, the foreground, and the background. The horizon line is a line that separates the sky and the ground. The foreground is the part of the picture that is in the front of the picture while the background is the part of the picture that is in the very back. Watch the video provided to better understand each of these parts. Then, draw a picture of a landscape of your choice, using the horizon line, foreground and background. You can use any materials you have at home (pencil, crayons, a pen, or anything else available). Fill out the completion form when you are finished.

Week 6 - May 11th to May 15th

100 Silly Drawing Prompts

For our final week of school we would like you to be creative and have some fun! Click the document link to the left to open the "100 Silly Drawing Prompts" page. Please choose at least one of the prompts to use to create a drawing using any materials! Be creative! Do not forget to complete your last Art Completion form. 

Well done on completing elearning this April and May. You should be proud of all your hard work at home. We are definitely proud of you! Well done and enjoy your summer, you've earned it!