Sunday, March 10, 2013

5th Grade - 2 Point Perspective

5th graders put things in perspective with this unit.  First, they learned some perspective drawing vocabulary and got some good practice with one point perspective, then really put their skills to the test with two point perspective.  5th grade students made their own "street corner," complete with all the daily essentials like a bank, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and the occasional jail or two.  Take a look!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3rd Grade - Comic Strips

3rd graders learned all about storytelling and the process of making comic strips in this project.  Each strip has 3 frames for a beginning, middle, and end, complete with characters, setting, and problems.  The students were encouraged to come up with their own stories and the result was a lot of very different and often very funny strips!  Here are only a few.  Click on the images to enlarge them so that they are easier to read.

1st Grade - Class Creatures

1st graders learned all about interpretation in this project.  Each class voted on a set of characteristics that all their artworks would share, but afterwards we talked about how different our ideas were.  Even though all of Mr. Rhoades' students drew big blue creatures with spiral horns, some were bigger than others, some were shaped like worms and others like dragons, and each student made their creature their own.  Afterwards we discussed this is a gallery-style critique that allowed students to look at their classmates' work and compare and contrast.  Here are just a few examples from each class.

Ms. Belles' Class

Ms. Burke's Class

Mr. Rhoades' Class

Ms. Nelson's Class

Ms. Chaney's Class