Category Archives: Fifth Grade

February Art News

Third grade completed their clay Tiki masks or animal faces, and also created puppets after watching a video on making them featuring Jim Henson. They are currently starting a drawing unit. Fourth Grade are finishing multiple projects including “Dot Grid … Continue reading

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5th Grade: Drawing a Shoe

Note: There is no sound! DrawingAShoe from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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December/January News

Third Grade: Third graders are wrapping up an investigation of layering oil pastels in their “Dragons & Unicorns” unit. Students started by sketching either a dragon or unicorn using “simple shapes” (circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle–these are the building blocks … Continue reading

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October/November News

In third grade, students made Zendoodles, then used a viewfinder to select a section for their abstract painting. Students used acrylic paint and mixed their own colors to apply on their enlarged (using proportional grids) compositions. We ended the unit … Continue reading

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5th Grade Art: April & May

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Fifth grade artists made mobiles using organic shapes. Oil pastel patterns were layered on one side and marker patterns on the other side before stringing them together. Students also completed two drawing units focused on perspective.

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March: Fifth Grade

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Big mouth creatures in clay!

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November/December 5th Grade

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Fifth graders could work in groups or individually on a wide variety of sculpture projects including diorama, weaving, animations, puppet shows, totem poles, roller coasters, etc.

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Oct.:Fifth Grade Watercolors

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Fifth graders took sketch notes about watercolor techniques while watching several short videos, then applied that knowledge to their watercolor process (on either regular watercolor paper or Yupo).

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Sept.: 5th Grade Minimal Realism

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Fifth graders looked at the art of famous illustrator Charley Harper, and created animal collages based on his style of Minimal Realism. Also, Wednesday through Friday classes were able to create a complimentary project, Notan (balance of positive and negative … Continue reading

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Genius Hour: Fifth Grade

What is “Genius Hour”? Well, the concept is based on the Google corporate principle of letting their employees investigate their own interests 20% of work time. In Art, students could choose an art-based “Big Question” to explore, such as “How … Continue reading

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