Welcome to our virtual art space for McKinley Elementary students! We miss seeing all of our Cardinals, but hope that these resources will bring you joy through art while at home. Keep exploring, creating, tinkering, thinking, refining, and reflecting!
From your art teachers,
Mrs. Simmerman + Mrs. Mautawalli
*All arts activities and projects can be differentiated to meet the needs of all elementary school students, and are optional to complete.*
Discover art movements: Art Deco, Impressionism, Classicism, Abstract Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Realism, Op Art, Naturalism, Pop Art, Surrealism, Color Field, Symbolism...
Make your Mark
Explore a variety of media: paint, collage, marker, pencil, chalk, photography, charcoal, clay, yarn, fabric, found object...
Mary Cassatt's actual chalk pastels
(seen at NGA!!)
Extend your artwork by creating an artist statement. An artist statement describes what the artwork means to the artist or is a written description of the artwork.
You may also want to become an author and illustrator of your own story.
Cartooning is an expressive way to combine writing and drawing.
Both artists and authors use "editing" to create their final product. It is a good idea to review what you have created to see if you want to add or rework what you have developed.
Use 'text' or lettering to gain impact
Create your own
Roy Lichtenstein is well known for his large 'comic' paintings both of well known cartoon characters and stylistic figures.
Share your creativity
Make art for
friends and family
If you are missing some of your friends and family; how about creating artwork for them! You can send a picture of the artwork through text or email, or send the artwork through the mail.
Use a variety of mediums; collage, paint, marker, or chalk together.
Re-use paper bags
Containers can be adorned with yarn or paint. Painting or drawings can be created on either side of the bags.
re-Use bottles or cans to create sculpture
Re-use cans to create a garden
Take a virtual tour of McKinley student artwork featured at the Rare Bird Coffee Shop. Congratulations to all of our artists! Sadly,The Rare Bird Coffee shop is currently closed to in-store purchases. We hope to continue the display, and update you with new dates to view the artwork if possible.
painting on bark paper: third grade
Some of the
on exhibit at Rarebird Coffee Shop
styrofoam print: first grade
metal repousse': fifth grade
mixed media: fifth grade
mixed media: third grade
Large Flower Paintings
scratch art design
pencil, watercolor, & watercolor pencil
Alma Thomas is a favorite
of both of ours!
An American painter and instructor. Ross had his own television show between 1983 - 1994. He was very popular at the time, and is much like the instruction you find on YouTube today. You can also find Bob Ross videos on YouTube. He is still quite popular today!
Bob Ross's images reflect his happiness and joy that you see in his instruction and personality. Ross is known for "happy trees" and "happy little clouds".
How is your personality reflected in your artwork?
Do you see humor, calmness, or parts of yourself reflected in the artwork you create?
Do you enjoy taking pictures of nature, painting and drawing outside, do you enjoy sports, baking, drawing pictures of creatures, creating patterns, what parts of your personality are reflected in your own artwork?