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BTS – Art Class

Mrs. Wizner's Art Room

Hi Bella Vista Tigers! 

Each week, I will be posting a Featured Art Project.  For April 27th-May 1st it will be:

Featured Art Project: Shadow Art

Below you’ll find our Spring Art Menu with additional art project ideas for April & May.  If you’d like to send me photos of any of your art projects, please email them to jaime.wizner@canyonsdistrict.org.  I miss you and can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating!  – Mrs. Wizner

Spring Art Menu

Here’s a list of art ideas for you to work on through April & May.  Please have your parent or guardian’s permission before starting any of these projects. 

  • Gather 3-5 objects and arrange them and then draw your still life scene.
  • Fold a piece of paper into 8 squares (folding in half 3 times). Using colored pencils, markers, or crayons fill each rectangle with different patterns and designs.
  • Design a candy bar wrapper. Make up a new kind of candy bar. Be creative!!!
  • Castle drawing: Look up pictures of castles. Notice the different shapes and structures. Make a detailed castle drawing.
  • Design a candy bar wrapper. Make up a new kind of candy bar. Be creative!!!
  • Be an architect! Use LEGOS or blocks to build a structure.
  • Gather rocks, sticks, and leaves from outside.  Arrange the materials into a picture or design.
  • Look up a how-to-draw video online (for example, ArtForKidsHub on Youtube). Follow along.
  • Go outside and draw a landscape. Be sure to show the horizon line (where the ground and sky meet).
  • Get an adult to help make this salt dough recipe. Use the dough to sculpt your favorite animal.
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup salt
    • 1 cup cold water 
      • Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Slowly mix water, a few tablespoons at a time, into flour mixture until dough is smooth and easy to handle. Knead dough for 10 minutes and let rest for 20 minutes.
      • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
      • Form dough into desired shapes and arrange on a baking sheet.
      • Bake in the preheated oven until dry and hard, about 2 hours. Allow to cool completely.
  • Read a story. Create new illustrations to your favorite part.
  • Create a cartoon character!  It can be a person, animal, or something imaginary.
  • Draw a portrait of someone in your family!  Ask them to pose.  Be sure to add the details that make them unique.
  • Laundry Art!  Collect 5 items of clothing from around your room or closet.  Arrange them on a flat surface as if you are “painting” with each color of fabric.
  • Create a visual alphabet.  Draw a picture of something that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Get outside and use sidewalk chalk or water and paintbrush to draw things from nature.  You can even make your own paintbrush out of things you already have around your house!
  • Create a comic showing a beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  • Gather and sort items from around your house into color groups:
    • Primary – red, yellow, blue. 
    • Secondary – green, purple, orange. 
    • Warm – red, orange yellow. 
    • Cool – blue, green, purple.
  • Choose one shape.  Draw a picture using only that shape!
  • Look at Vincent Van Gough’s painting Starry Night.  Write 3-5 sentences about what you see and how it makes sense to you.
  • Watch the sunset.  Draw what you observe.  Write a few sentences to describe the sunset.
  • Trace your hand.  Fill it with symbols to represent your favorite things.
  • Listen to music.  Draw lines and shapes as you listen that match the sounds, rhythm, and mood.
  • Cut facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, etc…) from magazines.  Arrange them into funny face collages.
  • Use your imagination!  Create a drawing that combines features of three different animals and come up with a name for your new creature!
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