GratzBrown Artist

                                             Bottle cap Spartan Mural 4x4 ft long
                                Every student glued at least one cap on during art class
                                                  About 700 caps total
             

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posted Sep 18, 2013, 1:20 PM by Dale Heimann

 
 
 
 
Third grade- In this lesson third graders had to draw an Apple sitting on a table. To begin students are taught how to see the basic shapes and draw what they see. To make it look like its sitting on a table we talked about using a Shadow underneath the apple and seeing the light coming from above us and from the left side of the apple. This area is called the Highlight and can be seen on part of the table as well.  Students also had to color the Background in a Cool Color that was different from the table color.  We also learned about Overlapping with the lines of the table starting on one side of the apple and not going through the apple but reappearing on the other side of the apple.  Students have also been going over the Primary and Secondary Colors for the last month.
 
 
 
 
fourth grade- In this lesson fourth graders are reviewing from last year by drawing not one apple but two apples with the apples Overlapping each other.  The Warm apple is in front since War, colors tend to come forward and the second apple in a Cool color since cool colors tend to go back into the distance. Each apple had to have their own Shadow and the top of the apples had to have a Highlight to show where the light was coming from.  Students also had to color the Background in a Cool Color that was different from the table. Students have also been going over the Primary and Secondary Colors along with the Neutral Colors  for the last month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
fifth grade- In this lesson Students had to draw three Warm Color crayons sitting on a table with the Shadows being in Cool Colors.  We also took it a step further by making the Shadows and the crayon wrapper in Complementary Colors.  The crayons needed to look more like Cylinders than rectangles. The Background had to be a different Cool Color than the table.  Students have also been going over the Primary and Secondary Colors along with the Neutral Colors for the last month.
 
 
 
 
 

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posted Mar 1, 2013, 7:37 AM by Dale Heimann

Third grade- Third graders are learning about Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" with a free-draw contest that will last two more weeks.  Our project students are learning about perspective by drawing a winter tree project complete with a pathway that ends at the horizon line and the trees getting smaller the further they get back creating depth.
 
Fourth grade- Fourth graders are learning about Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" with a free-draw contest that will last two more weeks.  Our project students are learning about symmetry and using it along with writing their names in cursive to create an alien.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth graders are learning about the American painter Grant Wood and the "American Gothic" with a free-draw contest that will last two more weeks.  Our project students are learning about radial symmetry and creating an abstract design that will be colored in using oil pastels or markers.

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posted Jan 22, 2013, 11:01 AM by Dale Heimann   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 8:46 AM ]

Third grade- Third graders are reviewing the art of Vincent Van Gogh and have the opportunity to do a free-draw contest of the painting the Starry Night.  Students are learning about abstract art and are drawing hearts on a page then scribbling on their page to create new shapes some big and some small.  The object is to then color in each shape with different colors and making sure that every shape touching each other is a different color using markers.
 
Fourth grade- Fourth graders are reviewing the art of Leonardo da Vinci and have the opportunity to do a free-draw contest of the painting the Mona Lisa.  On our project students are learning about a birds eye view landscape and using patterns of contrasting colors using oil pastels to color in.  When finished students are also learning about abstract art by making overlapping shapes made out of hearts then coloring the shapes in with either oil pastels or markers.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth graders are reviewing the art of Grant Wood and have the opportunity to do a free-draw contest of the painting the American Gothic.  Students are working with complementary colors and drawing hearts on their page then having overlapping circles drawn through the hearts.  The background will be colored in with cool colors while the hearts stay warm colors.  When the circles meet up with the hearts it must be with the complementary color.  Students will use either oil pastels or markers.

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posted Dec 10, 2012, 8:46 AM by Dale Heimann

Third grade- Third graders are learning about a birds eye view and making snowmen using overlapping circles and the snowmen looking up into the sky which has snow coming down by splattering watered down paint. Students reviewed background by picking their color construction paper to use.
 
Fourth grade- Fourth graders are learning about cropping an image by drawing a large snowman that is half way off the paper. The students are using oil pastels and are using shading and tinting techniques to bring the snowman to life.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth graders are doing a winter landscape and using contrast to make a night time scene with oil pastels. The tree is black contrasting the white snow and splattered white paint for snow contrasting the vibrant blue sky.

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posted Nov 1, 2012, 12:57 PM by Dale Heimann

  Third grade- Third graders are drawing pumpkins seating in a field using drawing sticks (which are colored pencils without the wood on them). In this lesson two pumpkins will be overlapped by a bigger pumpkin that is in the foreground.  Studnents are also learning about the horizon line and that the color of the sky goes all the way down to the horizon line where it meets the land.  Students are given warm colors first to color in the pumpkin by first coloring with yellow where the highlight would be and then using orange and starting at the bottom of the pumpkin and working on value change by using pressure to make a dark orange and then less pressure as the students work their way up to the top.
 
Fourth grade- fourth graders are finishing up their warm hand cool background projects which also ties in complementary colors as well.  The students are using oil pastels on this project.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth graders are talking about contrast and using contrasting colors to make a psychedelic piece of art using oil pastels.

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posted Oct 18, 2012, 11:47 AM by Dale Heimann   [ updated Oct 18, 2012, 11:49 AM ]

Third grade- Third graders are making pumpkins out of one gallon milk jugs.  Students will put two primary colors red and yellow into the milk jugs and shake them up to get the secondary color of orange. Students will then use blue construction paper (which is the complementary color of orange) to make the eyes, nose and mouth.
 
Fourth grade- Fourth graders are going over pattern and complementary colors by tracing their arm and hands then overlapping them with circles. The hands will be in a pattern of warm colors and the background in cool colors and where the warm and cool colors meet up will be the compliment of each other.  The students are using oil pastels to do this project.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth graders are learning how to make a 3D cubes by using the vanishing point and going over parallel lines.  Students are also learning how to make something look three dimensional by using a value of light and dark colors.

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posted Jan 11, 2012, 10:26 AM by Dale Heimann   [ updated Nov 1, 2012, 12:58 PM ]

 

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posted Dec 13, 2011, 11:38 AM by Dale Heimann

Third grade- Third grade is  making snowmen from a birds Eye View and reviewing overlapping and texture.
 
Fourth grade- Fourth grade are reviewing the neutral colors and are also looking and making abstract art using markers.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth grade are making a winter landscape with oil pastels and discussing how positive and negative space work in a piece of art.  We are also reviewing shadows, shading, overlapping and texture.

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posted Nov 1, 2011, 11:52 AM by Dale Heimann

Third grade- Third graders are using color sticks to draw and color an autumn landscape using the three warm colors to color the leaves of a tree. We are reviewing the horizon line, overlapping by having the clouds overlap the sun, and not forgetting to add a shadow  beneath our tree.
 
Fourth grade- Fourth graders are using markers to trace their hand then adding a echo or pattern of circles that increase in size  in the background.  The background must be colored in with cool colors while the hand is in warm colors.  Where the hand meets up with the background the colors must be complimentary colors.
 
Fifth grade- Fifth graders are working with partners to make a parody of the "American Gothic".

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posted Oct 4, 2011, 11:57 AM by Dale Heimann

Third grade- Third graders are doing a portrait drawing of the character Elmo. In this project students are learning about texture and how to draw to make Elmo's hair look messy. The fur is colored with the three warm colors, using the yellow as a highlight. The background of elmo must be done in a pattern using the three cool colors. Basic shapes are looked at when drawing elmo including geometric shapes.  Students will then make a new elmo except with cool colors and they have to add something to make their elmo look cool such as sunglasses or a hat or even some bling.
 
Fourth grade- fourth graders are drawing a fall landscape, or an Analagous landscape-using the colors next to each other on the color wheel.  In this project students are discussing the horizon line, overlapping, perspective, shadows, space and highlights and noticing how things tend to get smaller the further they go back into the distance.  Fourth graders will then draw their own landscape.
 
Fifth grade- fifth grader's are learning how to draw and three dimensional shapes cube using one point perspective and a fanishing point. We will then use this to make a city landscape making our buildings look three dimensional. We will also be reviewing the same things in the fourth grade landscape.

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