Sunday, June 14, 2020

End of the Year

Happy Last Week of School! 

This is certainly a school year I will never forget! I'm so proud of my students and families for making FANTASTIC artwork at home! I'm blown away with your dedication and creativity!
The hundreds of emails I received of student artwork lifted me up and brightened my days over the last few months. I hope you keep making artwork all summer long! Be sure to check my social media as well as this website throughout the summer as I plan to provide optional art activities. Have a safe and happy summer! See you at the beach!

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and Instagram @youngschoolartwithmr.g.



For the last week of school you are free to look back on previous art assignments and complete a project of your choice. This is strictly optional.

If you are looking for a Father's Day craft, here is a link to a fun newspaper cactus craft for Dad, Grandpa, or an Uncle that I created for the craft site Red Ted Art. It comes with a free printable and each cactus can be individualized to represent his likes and interests. 



Sunday, June 7, 2020

Online Art Lessons: Week 12


Welcome to Art class at B. Bernice Young School!
Week 12: Animal Week

This week you'll use paper, paint, clay, or rocks to celebrate Animals in Art.
 You'll focus on your favorite four-legged buddy, prehistoric giant, or feathered friend! 


Please choose one of the animal art project options below for art class this week. Scroll down for the step-by-step directions. You are free to substitute art materials and supplies as need be. If art materials are not available, draw your favorite animal to receive art participation credit for the week. 

Pick one of the following animal art projects:
Option 1: Painted Paper Elephants 
Option 2: Paint a Rock Animal
Option 3: Origami Dogs
Option 4: Paper Owls
Option 5: Dinosaur Collage
Option 6: Clay Birds


When you complete your art project please email me a photo of your artwork and include your child's name and classroom teacher's name.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Giannetto. 

Please follow me on Facebook: Young School Art with Mr. Giannetto
and Instagram @youngschoolartwithmr.g for additional art activities.


Congratulations Young School Artists!
You are fantastic artists! I'm proud of you! 
(All photos are posted with parental permission. Additional artists will be highlighted each week.To have your child participate please include permission to post in your email).











Option 1: Painted Paper Elephants

Materials: paper, paint, brush, glue, scissors, marker
Optional: If paint is not available use crayons.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the various parts of the elephant's head on a piece of white paper. First, draw a large circle for the head and two large ear shapes. Next, draw a long rectangle shape with two bumps at the end for the trunk.

Step 2: Paint the elephant parts with grey paint. How do you make grey? Mix black and white to make grey. If paint is not available use a grey crayon.


Step 3: Cut out all of the grey elephant parts. Glue them to a piece of blue paper. 



Step 4: Add details such as two white circles for eyes and white tusks. 



Step 5: Create a pattern at the top and bottom of your paper using different design papers or different colors of paper.





Option 2: Paint a Rock Animal




Materials: rocks, acrylic paints, brushes, sharpie
Optional: googly eyes, construction paper, feathers, spray fixative

Warm Up: Decide what type of rock animal you would like to make. Maybe your favorite pet, wild animal, or type of bird.

Step 1: Collect a variety of different shape rocks. Clean and dry each rock. 

Step 2: Use a black sharpie to draw your animal on the rock.

Step 3: Paint the rock. Be sure to wash your brush in-between colors. Also, dry your brush before dipping it into the paint. A very wet brush can cause the paint to run when you begin to paint. 

Step 4: After the paint dries, glue any details you wish onto the rock such as googly eyes, feathers, or construction paper details. 

Step 5: If you are going to place your rock outside spray it with a fixative so that it is protected from the elements. 






Option 3: Origami Dog
Materials: paper, pencil, crayons markers

Step 1: Begin with a paper square and fold it in half to create a triangle. Please make crisp, clean folds and line up the corners of the paper. 
Step 2: Bend down the top triangles to create the ears of the dog. Push them down hard. Fold back a small portion at the bottom to make the chin. 
Step 3: Draw the dog’s face and add details such as a bow, spots, a collar, a bone, and fur. 
Step 4: Color the dog. 


Art Challenge: Teach a family member how to make the origami dog. 


Option 4: Paper Owl

Materials: paper, scissors, glue, crayons, markers
Step 1: Cut out a circle.
Step 2: Fold in the right and left sides of the circle to make the owl's wings.
Step 3: Fold down the top of the circle to make the owl's head.
Step 4: Cut out a variety of details such as eyes, a beak, feet, and feathers. Glue all of the pieces onto the owl.



Art Challenge: Teach a family member how to make the paper owl. 



Option 5: Dinosaur Collage


Materials: Construction paper, marker, scissors, glue, cardboard, paint

Step 1: Draw a dinosaur using shapes. A triangle for the head, large rainbow shape for body, a long triangle for a tail, and four rectangles for the legs. 


Step 2: Paint the dinosaur parts with a piece of cardboard. Dip one end into paint and use the cardboard as a stamp. This will create a rough texture for the dinosaur’s skin. Let your work dry. 



Step 3: Create a place for your dinosaur to live. Cut out green strips or triangles and glue them to a new piece of paper to make grass. Make a volcano by cutting out a brown triangle and cutting off the top so it’s flat. Add red lava. Cut out a variety of small triangles to act as plates on the back of your stegosaurus. 






Step 4: Cut out the dinosaur you painted and glue it on the paper. Glue the triangles on the dinosaur's back and tail.

Step 5: Add additional details such as a sun, clouds, and the dinosaur's eye and mouth.






Option 6: Clay Birds
This is a lesson I created for the craft site Red Ted Art. Please click the link and follow the step-by-step directions. Feel free to substitute the Crayola Model Magic with any air dry clay or Playdoh. 

https://www.redtedart.com/air-drying-clay-birds-for-kids/




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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Online Art Lessons: Week 11

Welcome to Art class at B. Bernice Young School
Week 11: Nature Week

This week we'll be combining art and nature to create unique and one of a kind creations! Below you'll find Mr. G surrounded by cacti in Arizona, hiding in the trees of Key West, exploring waterfalls in California, and taking in the beauty of Sedona. 


You can certainly find natural beauty closer to home whether you head out to your backyard, take a walk around the block, or visit a nearby park. You're sure to find rocks, leaves, sticks, flowers, and more as you explore your surroundings. Those items can be used to create fantastic artwork! 
Let's go outside and make art! 

Please choose one of the nature art projects options below for art class this week. Scroll down for the step-by-step directions. You are free to substitute art materials and supplies as need be. If the weather is not cooperating and/or you are not able to go outside to collect materials please consider drawing something found in nature such as flowers, leaves, mountains, etc. to receive art participation credit for the week. Have fun! I can't wait to see what you make!

Pick one of the following nature art projects:
Option 1. Build a Small World with Nature
Option 2. Turn a Leaf into an Animal
Option 3. Found Object Nature Portraits
Option 4. Rock Painting
Option 5. Watercolor Leaf Prints


When you complete your art project please email me a photo of your artwork and include your child's name and classroom teacher's name.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Giannetto. 

Please follow me on Facebook: Young School Art with Mr. Giannetto
and Instagram @youngschoolartwithmr.g for additional art activities.

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to view
 Young School's Star Students of the Week! 


Option 1: Build a Small World with Nature


I created this lesson for the educational website Fantastic Fun and Learning. Please click the link and follow the directions to make your small world. Options include creating a fairy castle, bug motel, gnome home, or a land yet to be discovered. 



Option 2: Turn a Leaf into an Animal



Materials: leaves, construction paper, glue, scissors
Optional: paint, cardboard, feathers

Warm Up: What type of animal would you like to make out of leaves? Maybe a bird, a deer, a cat, a mouse, or an owl. 

Step 1: Collect a variety of leaves and pick one to glue to a piece of paper. 
Photos/artwork above are from i Creative Ideas
Step 2: Add other leaves to complete your animal. You may cut them if you wish. Think about the parts of the animal you are making. Does your animal have a tail or horns or four legs? 


Step 3: If you wish, add construction paper details to your animal such as a triangle beak for a bird. Add a feather if you have one available. 

Step 4: Create an environment for your animal. Below artists are making tree branches for their birds. To make the tree branches cut strips of brown paper and glue them to blue paper. 



Step 5: Add leaves to the branches by using pieces of green construction paper or tissue paper. Or use a piece of cardboard and stamp the pine needles with green paint.








Option 3: Found Object Nature Portraits

  
This challenge is inspired by the Instagram account @facethefoliage.

Challenge: Create a face using things found in nature such as leaves, sticks, flowers, rocks, grass, and more.       

Step 1: Collect an array of items from nature.
Step 2: Identify parts of the face and sort the items into categories such as eyes, noses, mouths, hair, ears, and such.
Step 3: Create a portrait using the objects. Move the items around to see what works best!


Modifications: 1. Create a self-portrait nature face by looking in a mirror as you're working.
                       2. Make your nature face symmetrical (same on both sides).
                       3. Sketch a drawing of your finished work. 


Option 4: Rock Painting


Materials: rocks, acrylic paints, brushes, sharpie
Optional: googly eyes, bubble wrap, spray fixative

Warm Up: Decide what you would like to paint on your rocks. Maybe your favorite animal, cartoon character, or a self-portrait. 

Step 1: Collect a variety of different shape rocks. Clean and dry each rock. 

Step 2: Use a black sharpie to draw your image on the rock.

Step 3: Paint the rocks. be sure to wash your brush in-between colors. Also, dry your brush before dipping it into the paint. A very wet brush can cause the paint to run when you begin to pant. 



Step 4: After the paint dries glue any details you wish onto the rock such as googly eyes, feathers, or bubble wrap. 






Step 5: If you are going to place your rock outside spray it with a fixative so that it is protected from the elements. 

Option 5: Watercolor Leaf Prints






I created this lesson for the educational website Fantastic Fun and Learning. Please click the link and follow the directions. 



Congratulations Young School Artists!
You are fantastic artists! 
(All photos are posted with parental permission. Additional artists will be highlighted each week.To have your child participate please include permission to post in your email).









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