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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kindergarten City on the Water

These collages were inspired by looking at many pictures of Venice, Italy. Students looked at the architecture, bridges, and a map of Venice in order to get a feel for what it would be like to live and travel there. They arranged and organized shapes in order to create their own "City on the Water." They cut out their own bridges by following step-by-step directions.

Monday, October 13, 2014

5th Grade Perspective Drawings

Fifth graders are experts on perspective after these drawings! After dissecting perspective photographs with rulers and lines, students created their own one-point perspective by beginning with a vanishing point. they used rulers to create "guidelines" for their objects so they would gradually get smaller as they go into the distance. They used sharpie markers and watercolor pencils to complete their drawings.

Monday, October 6, 2014

4th Grade Name Mandalas

After learning about ancient and modern mandalas, fourth graders created a repeated, radial design by drawing their name in pencil and transferring by graphite rubbing. See if you can figure out the names hidden in their mandalas!