Category Archives: Helpful Links

Summer Symbaloo

Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix May News: Third and fourth grade students used “perspective” to complete colored pencil drawings (“Magic Boxes” in third grade and “Cityscapes” in fourth grade). Perspective drawing … Continue reading

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November Art News

Third grade students are wrapping up their Warhol-inspired soup can pop-outs. These three dimensional pieces started with brainstorming creative ideas for “What’s in Your Can?”, then moved onto label designing, before construction using colored construction paper and paper engineering techniques. … Continue reading

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September Art News

It is hard to believe that we are already done with the first month of school! Third grade artists have been working hard on their “Vejigantes” style papier mache masks and are finishing them up this first week of October … Continue reading

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April & May Wrap-Up

Third grade learned about Surrealism and discussed the artwork of Salvador Dali (“Persistence of Memory”) & Marc Chagall (“I & the Village”). Students thought about their own dreams, and used that as the inspiration for making rubbing templates out of … Continue reading

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November Art News

It has been a very busy month at Leighton Art! Third grade finished their papier mache puppets, and because everyone was so excited about them, they all went home (although I really would have loved to display them). Then, we … Continue reading

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Color Resource

We have been talking about Cubist art in 4th grade and mixing secondary colors from primary colors, plus learning about tints and shades. Here is the interactive color wheel that explains it all. And for those of you with Smart … Continue reading

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Summer Symbaloo, Resources & May/June News

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Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix Art supplies, like we use at Leighton–> http://www.dickblick.com/ News from May/June: 3rd Grade is completing their 1-point perspective project, “Magic Boxes”(see below). 4th Grade completed their … Continue reading

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February News & Early March Art News

In February & early March, 3rd grade students made papier mache puppets, 4th grade did a huge cartooning/Language Arts integration, and 5th grade made radial art colored pencil pieces. Third grade made their puppets using newspaper balls taped to paper … Continue reading

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Cartooning Resources

4th grade is starting our big cartooning unit, a Language Arts integration (storyline plotting/narrative planning) and math (using proportions). A great resource we are currently using for practice is www.FollowMeCartooning.com

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QR Codes

As part of our avatar unit (5th grade), students learned about QR codes (“quick response”). If you want to try making your own, here’s the site we used: http://www.qrstuff.com/

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