In K-5 art we have so much fun, make such messes, and learn soooo many lessons! We have been discussing the color wheel, rainbows, primary colors, secondary colors and such... and this week we talked about cool colors! We celebrated the colors Blue, Purple, and Green by making beautiful peacocks!
Missions Conference is coming!
It's important that elementary students learn the value of missions at a young age. Next week Grace Gospel Church will be hosting their 70th annual Missions Conference. Our school then invites the visiting missionaries to speak in the classrooms about their work on the mission field.
I like for the art students to create some artwork for the missionaries to see when they visit our halls. This year, we talked about a Christian's duty to be a shining light in a dark world. Matthew 5:14 says "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." and 5:16 says "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." I used these verses as the basis for our art project.
Fourth and fifth grade students used chalk to sketch the form of a candle. They had to first draw out a cylinder, then add the lumps of melting wax, some black outlines, a wick and a burning flame to represent our responsibility to be that shining light!
Welcome back Art Friends!
Things have been busy in art class at GCS! Students in 1st-5th grade are working diligently on comic books / story books. I will feature those as soon as the last details are finished! This week, second grade finished their comics, so for the remaining class time we played with Moon Sand!
You may be wondering what moon sand is... think of the consistency of wet sand that you can always build sand castles with, but without the water and without the gritty sand! Moon sand is very soft but not squishy like play-dough. If you still don't understand, look at some of the pictures and just trust me that it is verrrry fun to play with!
- 9 Cups of Flour
- 1 1/4 Cup Oil
- Add dry tempera paint for color if you wish!
- Mix together with your hands and in no time you'll be having a blast!