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Distance Learning Information

Dear SMS parents and students,

We will be creating art at home for the next several weeks. I will really miss seeing you in my art classes!

The great part about this adventure is the flexibility that your family can decide on. Each art session listed below can be created then sent back when we return to school. (Along with any journals, sketchbook, folders or extra art projects that you have created) Please don’t stress out if an assignment is not completely finished.

If you or your parents have a question or need help PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me. The best way to do this is by texting, calling, or adding a picture to your text. 

Ms. Christie King
TEXT or CALL: 704-942-6530

Distance Learning Lessons

Kindergarten Art

Week one: Take a sculpture walk (or drive to maintain safe distance.) You could also take a virtual museum tour.

Week two: Collect textures! Break a dark crayon and using the side of a small piece, do rubbings around your house and outside if possible. Collect textures and staple together to create a “book”. Bring back to school when we return.

Week three: Practice making sculpture with the Model Magic clay. Practice making a perfectly round ball, a coil, and slab. You can text pictures of the sculptures you make! Please keep the clay. No need to bring back to school.


 

 

First Grade Art

Week one: Take a sculpture walk (or drive to keep social distance.) We have been learning about sculpture in art class. St. Mary’s School and the church have many sculptures to view. You can also take a virtual museum tour and notice the sculptures there. Take pictures or text me if you want to.

Week two: Earth Day artwork; Design a poster (on regular copy paper) that will make people more aware of protecting our world and environment. It can focus on nature, animals, anti-pollution, etc. You can use crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, or markers. Bring back to school when we return.

Week three: Collect some textures! Get a very dark crayon and break it into small pieces. Using the side of the crayon, go around your house and collect textures by doing rubbings on copy paper, or any paper you have around the house. Staple the texture pages together to make a book! Bring back to school when we return.


 

Second Grade Art

Week one: Earth Day poster: Finish coloring your Earth Day poster. You can use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or watercolor paints.

Week two: Who was Saint Therese of Lisieux? Read “The Little Flower” a parable of Saint Terese of Lisieux. You can also watch a 17 min video online by going to: Videos For Children the little flower The story of saint Terese of Lisieux. ( Its a Saints For Kids Video) After the story or video; and using the flower provided, draw a picture of the flower (or any flower you wish) You could draw many flowers and draw a vase to put them in! Add color to the picture with any art supplies you have, even paint! This illustration will help you remember the story. To remember: “Even the littlest act, done with great love, is beautiful in Jesus’s eyes.”

Week three: Take a sculpture walk! We have been learning about sculpture in the art room. Take a walk around Hopeland Gardens, St. Mary’s School or St. Mary’s church and view all the sculpture there. (You could also drive to maintain safe distance) Then write a short paragraph about what you saw. You can text a picture or ask any questions you have to Ms. King.


 

Third Grade Art

Week one: Finish your Earth Day poster. Use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or watercolors to finish it. Bring your poster back to school when we return.

Week two: Continue our study of African American artist, Faith Ringgold. Watch a video at: videos for children Faith Ringgold-quilts- kid video. (Use the search on Google to find) Work on your quilt square by taking a 6”by 6” square of any kind of paper. Use any color paper scraps, newspaper pictures, magazines, or drawings to create your story in picture form on the square. Use the small bag to keep track of your pieces. Bring both back to school when we return.

Week three: Work in your Journal! Draw THREE things from life. Draw your family, or one family member. You could draw pets, flowers, a vase, bowl of vegetables or fruit. You could draw anything in or around your house. Draw with LOTS of detail. Bring it back to school with you when we return.


Fourth Grade Art

Week one: Finish your pen carved printing sheet. A. Complete your drawing B. Tape it to the foam sheet C. Carve out the lines like I demonstrated last week. (Make them deep enough) Bring it back to school ready to print when we get back. If you want you can Google: Videos for children how to make a styrofoam print. Watch the demo, then try it yourself! Make another one out of the flat part of a styrofoam plate! If you have problems, or have a questions PLEASE text or call Ms. King at 704-942-6530.

Week two: Earth Day Poster: Finish your Earth Day poster. Use colored pencils, markers, crayons, or even watercolor paints. Bring it back to school when we return.

Week Three: Work in your journal. Use some of your journal pages to draw things from life. Draw; family members, pets, flowers, anything from nature, a still life. Anything you think will be interesting. Complete THREE things in your journal, and bring back to school when we return.


 

Fifth Grade Art

Week one: Finish your Earth Day poster! Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, even watercolors to complete your poster. Bring it to school when we return.

Week two: Complete your Jonathan Green drawing, and if you have paint; use primary and secondary paint colors to paint in the main parts of your drawing. If you don’t have any paint you can choose to wait on painting it until we get back. Do further research on Jonathan Green. Bring your research and your Jonathan Green painting, or drawing back with you when we return to school.

Week Three: Work in your journal. Inside your journal draw three things that you find around your house. Draw them in as much detail as possible. It could be people, pets, flowers, anything from nature, or a still life. Bring your journal back to school when we return.


 

Sixth Grade Art

Week one: Finish your Earth Day poster! You can use colored pencils, markers, crayons, or even watercolors to complete it. Bring back to school when we return.

Week two: Draw a person you live with. Have your brother or sister, dad, mom, grandparent or any family member pose for you to do a DETAILED drawing. Please complete with shading, as you have been taught. You got this! All of you know how to make this drawing your best person drawing yet! (Use regular pencil only please) Make sure to bring this back to school with you when we return.

Week three: Work in your journal! Keep a journal entry for every day that we are at home. Some days it might be just a small sketch or a few sentences. On other days you might want to do a detailed drawing, painting, print or sketch. You can write about or draw out your feelings during this time at home. Use this time to practice some drawing skills. Bring this back to school when we return.

Seventh Grade Art

Week one: Finish your Earth Day poster. Use colored pencils, markers, crayons, or even watercolor paint to complete your poster. Bring back to school when we return.

Week two: Your Choice:

A.Watch any online art or craft video. We have many links on the SMS website! Create with the video or be inspired by a video. Draw, paint, print, weave, craft or create something that you can bring in to show me.

B. Follow the directions in the Scholastic Art Magazine that I provided. You could also choose to be inspired by any of the articles, then create a work of art to show that inspiration. Bring it with you when we return to school.

Week three: Design your mask! Use the mask template provided to draw out and color in the detail you decide to design your mask. Remember that you can design things to stick out from the mask, such as ears, horns, decorations! You may use a sports theme, do a mask that shows your interests, an animal mask, or theatrical theme. Please make a list of all special craft materials that you will need to decorate the mask (feathers, fur, fabric, etc.).  Please bring to school when we return to school.

Eighth Grade Art

Week one: Finish your Earth Day poster! Use any art materials you want; colored pencils, markers, even watercolor paint. Bring it with you when we return to school.

Week two: Finish your eighth grade painting report. This is a great time to be ready for your final presentation! The report should be typed, single spaced, one page or more in length. Make sure you have your name, grade and title on it.

The content of the report has to have information on your “artist of inspiration” (some of you have more than one, that’s ok). You have to write about why this artist is an inspiration to you. You have to have information about the subject of the painting, why you painted that subject and how it relates to your life and interests.

Finally, you have to write about the process. Now that the eighth grade painting project is nearly finished, how was that experience for you? Was it difficult? Are you pleased with the results? Bring this with you when you return to school.

Week three: Design another painting! You may not have time to create a second painting this year, but design one on a piece of copy paper in case you finish your assignment early you will have an idea for a painting ready to go! Don’t worry we WILL have time when we get back to finish the eighth grade panel painting. Many of you only have a little bit of painting left to go in order to be complete. You will be ok! Bring this with you when you return to school.

​​​​​​​PLEASE  make sure that you bring your folder back with you when we return to school!

Distance Learning Instructional Videos

Below are two short videos on how to make origami paper!  Please watch and make some of your own!

Christie King
Christie King
Teacher, Art K-8
Groups: Teachers
Employed Since: 8/11/2014
5 Years Experience At School
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