Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First and Second Grade Polar Bears

Polar Bear Drawings

For our last Art class in 2014, First and Second Graders completed a quick directed-drawing lesson of a polar bear.  Their confidence in their abilities to follow instructions and use a permanent marker with which to draw is clear.

These beauties are on display in the Third Grade hallway.

If you're wondering why so many polar bears this year, I must admit that I have a special place in my heart for them.  I was born in a small town in Northern Ontario that has the polar bear as its mascot...and, the town even has a couple of these bears in a special habitat where people can go and visit them.  They are amazing creatures; it's hard not to love them!

Third Grade Self-Portraits

Third Grade Self-Portraits

Just before the Winter holidays, Third Graders completed their self-portraits.  The portraits were created by tracing the contour lines of their faces from a black and white photograph placed under a sheet of clear acetate.  Backgrounds were a watercolor wash with their names printed in a large and interesting font.

This exercise was pretty challenging for the kids...they stuck with it and they did a great job!

These portraits are on display outside the Third Grade classrooms.