Sunday, May 24, 2020

Online Art Lessons- Week 10

Welcome to Art class at B. Bernice Young School
Virtual Learning Week 10: Beach Week

I hope you're able to hit the beach later this summer. Some of my favorite NJ beaches are Long Beach Island, Cape May, and Asbury Park. 

Here are some of my favorite beaches a bit farther from home. 

Congratulations Young School Star Students! 
I'm so happy that you are creating fantastic artwork at home! I'm very 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).

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Art Lessons

This week you may choose one art lesson below to complete for art class this week. Choose whichever beach themed art project you like best! Each one has modifications depending on your child's age and ability level. You are welcome to substitute any art supplies as need be. Scroll down to find the step by step directions for each project. Have fun! I can't wait to see what you make! 
Please pick one:
Option 1: Crabs in the Ocean
Option 2: Flip Flops on the Beach
Option 3: Boats at Sea
Option 4: Seashell Self-Portraits

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. 

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and Instagram @youngschoolartwithmr.g for additional art activities.

Crabs in the Ocean

Materials: construction paper, scissors, glue
Optional: Decorate the blue background paper with waves. Draw waves with crayons or markers, paint waves, or use a paper tube to stamp paint bubbles.


Step 1: Trace a small plate onto red paper to create the body of the crab. Make six small circles that will be the legs and claws. You may wish to trace a small cup to create the circles. Overlap the paper if you wish to create multiple circles at a time. Cut out all of the circles. 

Step 2: Cut out a variety of tan or brown paper circles for the sand. Cut out a variety of green circles for seaweed. You may wish to trace a small cup or lid to make the circles.

Step 3: Fold all of the circles in half except for the large red circle. They will resemble baby tacos. 

Step 4: Glue the tan folded papers to the bottom of a blue piece of paper to make sand.
Step 5: Glue the big red circle in the sand. This is the crab’s body. Add two folded red pieces for legs. Add two folded red pieces for each claw.

Step 6: Glue the green folded papers to make seaweed. Add details such as eyes and a mouth. 

Modifications and extend this art activity: 
1. Add shells or other items to the sand. 
2. Identfy any patterns in your work.
3. Name your crab and write a story about him/her.

This crab art project was inspired by the lesson below that I wrote for Fantastic Fun and Learning. Check it out if you wish to add fish friends to your crab project.

Flip Flops on the Beach 

Warm Up: Think about a time when you went to the beach. What did you do? What did you wear? What did you see? What did you smell? 

Materials: construction paper, glue, scissors, marker, crayons 
Optional materials: paint, brush, yarn

Step 1: Cut tan or brown squares of paper and glue them to the bottom of a large blue sheet of paper. This will create the sand and the water of the beach. 

Step 2: Use crayons, markers, or paint to make waves on the blue paper.

Step 3: Trace two shoes onto construction paper to create the flip flops. Cut them out. 

Step 4: Glue the flip flops on the beach. Draw and color a design or pictures on each flip flop. Add paper or yarn straps at the top in an upside-down capital V shape where your toes would go. 

Step 5: Add details such as seashells, a starfish or anything else that you may find on the beach.

Modifications and extend this art activity: 
1. Add an anchor in the water.
2. Write a story about a day at the beach.
3. Tell what may have happened before or after your scene. 

Boats at Sea

I wrote this lesson for the educational website Fantastic Fun and Learning. Click this link and follow the directions. 

Seashell Self-Portraits

I wrote this lesson for the educational website Fantastic Fun and Learning. Click the link and follow the directions. Feel free to use Playdoh if Crayola Model Magic is not available or  use shells alone to make a face if you do not have a clay type material.

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