1st Grade
Art Projects for April and May:


Leprechaun Hats:  Students draw a top hat, a bowler hat and a Irish tam on white drawing paper.  They color their hats with crayon using greens and orange colors with brown and black.  They decorate their hats with shamrocks.

A Large Easter Egg:  Students create an Easter Egg that consists of different widths of horizontal stripes of decorative Easter and Spring objects.  The egg is then colored with colored pencils using only Spring pastel colors


Van Gogh Unit This is a study of the Fauve Artist Vincent Van Gogh. 
Sunflowers:
Students are introduced to his work and are instructed to first draw a large sunflower adding details to make it look realistic.  They are taught about complementary (opposite color ) combinations. They color their sunflower with crayons and oil pastels in orange, yellow, purple and blues.  
A Starry Night: Students study the night time drawing of A Starry Night.  They are instructed to draw their own version of this work, including the swirls of colors that are in the sky.  They color their composition in the same complementary colors as the Sunflower drawing.