Week of March 30th, PK-5th
Let's All Be Well!
This is a project that students around the world are creating! It has become so popular in many countries, and I don't know who to credit with starting it. I will give credit to Mrs. Edington (artwithmrs.e), because I saw her post first.
Art has the power to connect people and make people feel happy. Those are especially important things when we have to be far from our friends and loved ones right now.
Assignment: Create a rainbow! Rainbows are a symbol of hope and peace. Make sure to have the correct rainbow order: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. The rainbow is in the same order as the color wheel! If you want an extra challenge, use the primary colors to create the secondary colors.
People from around the world have written variations of "Let's all be well!" on their rainbows. Be sure to include the positive message on yours.
After finishing your rainbow, place it in a window of your home so that others can see it. Your artwork will bring joy to all who see it! You may even find rainbow artworks other students have made throughout our community.
Medium (the art supplies you use): Artist's choice! Use any materials you have at home. This artwork can be made with collage, paint, markers, crayons, oil pastels, etc. It can be made with multiple supplies! Any paper will work, even notebook paper. The rainbow can look like mine or you can be creative!
I can't wait to see your beautiful, thoughtful, and creative rainbows!
Talking with Kids About Their Art
One of my favorite parts of my job is talking to kids about their artwork. I learn so much about them through their creations. I love watching them work through problems to find creative solutions.
Children's art should not look like an adult completed it. It should reflect the abilities and thought process of the child.
Here are a few tips to help you talk with your child about their artwork:
1. Ask your child to tell about their artwork. Let them explain the imagery or process.
2. Compliment effort and focus instead of simply saying "good job" or "it looks beautiful!"
3. Respond to specific parts of the work, like the use of line, creative colors, detailed background, etc.
4. Guide your child in reworking mistakes. Help them to see that mistakes are opportunities to make the artwork even better.
This is where I will be posting your art lessons until I get to see you in the art room! Please check back on Mondays for your weekly assignment. Save all artwork until the end of the school year.
I will also post a Friday Gallery each week to highlight your work! Please send pictures of your assignments to my school email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those images may be posted to social media, so make sure you have permission from your parents before sending them.
This is an exciting time because you get to work like a real artist. Working artists have to find time and space to create. They don't have a teacher to give them feedback throughout class. It will be different to work at home, but you can do it!
If you need help, please reach out and contact me. I am here for you and I love you!
Keep art in your heart!
From Mrs. Pinaire
Hello, Eastside artists! This is where you will find your weekly assignments while you are learning from home.