Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Art is always a hit with the kiddos....

Just a short post to show some of what we have been doing in the gifted classroom the past two weeks. My students are always in the mood for a little art...especially if it involves some paint or oil pastels to go along with it.

I took advantage of Groundhog Day and the groundhog to lead into the lesson on elements of art: light, shade, and shadow.

The students used flashlights to have their silhouette drawn. The the students began to draw all kinds of things that represent themselves....all things they like to do, eat, go, or just plain like.

The art work is not finished but here are a few photos of some of their work in progress.

All of the photos are of some of my 2nd graders.

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Can you tell just how much fun these kiddos were having? They were totally engrossed in what they were doing and these pieces of art are turning out to be some fabulous works.

Be sure to check back to see how wonderful these pieces of art turn out.



  1. Love the flashlight idea! What a neat way to introduce shadows. :)


    1. Thank you for stopping by little piece of bloggyland.

      When the kiddos saw all the flashlights on my desk...they were like...Oooohh...what are we going to do with those? They really loved this activity from beginning to...well almost end (since it isn't quite over yet!

  2. What a great idea! The kids look so engaged; they're drawing with so much detail.
    Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Thanks for the compliment. These kiddos were totally engaged and doing such a great job! I can't wait to post when they are finished!

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!