Mrs. Marie A. Peterson, Art teacher

        Bachelor of Arts, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA            

    • Art (Studio Art)
    • English
    • Education (PA Teaching Certificate - Art Education K-12) / (PA Teaching Certificate - English 7-12)

        Master of Arts in Art Education, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA


                                       ART LESSONS

                                               (Prepared in the Spring of 2020)


    ART LESSON #1   


    Grades K-5            Title:  Getting Started:  Sketchbook and Drawing

    I.   You can do the following simple things to make your Art projects:  Create a sketchbook by collecting some paper (blank paper like computer paper or lined paper).  You can staple, paper  clip, or put all your papers in a folder --- anyone of these ideas will make a GREAT sketchbook to share.  Each day DRAW a new picture!  Here are some ideas of what you can draw

    Draw a picture of your family

    Draw a picture of your pet(s)  . . . If you do not have a pet, Draw a picture of a pet you wish you could have

    Draw a picture of your favorite toy

    Draw a picture of your favorite sport object

    Draw a picture of what you see as you look out a window in your house . . . Go to a different window and see how the "view" is different from another window and Draw that too!

           It's SPRING!   . . . Draw and Color SPRiNG Ideas birds, flowers, rainbows, butterflies, the sunshine, etc.

    You have a great IMAGINATION so be creative and draw something that makes you HAPPY! 


    II.   ALSO, We have been studying Wassily KANDINSKY in our Grades 3-5 classes, but K-2 would find this VIDEO very interesting too and can TRY to Complete these Art project ideas too:

    • Art with Mati and Dada - Wassily Kandinsky at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcAkgPKDxc
    • To learn more about "WHO?" Wassily Kandinsky was, Go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6yy6RUpl7E
    • Then, SEARCH the internet for Wassily Kandinsky's painting of Drawing from Point and Line to Plane.  Here's what you can do:  1) Look at how Wassily used lines to create his art to look like a person.  2) Listen to your favorite song and draw lines and shapes that come to your mind as you listen to it . . . What COLORS come to your mind as you draw these lines and shapes?  Fill those lines and shapes in with those colors by using crayons, colored pencils, or if you have watercolor paints, use those too!  REMEMBER:  Wassily Kandinsky let the music lead him to what colors he was going to use in his art work.  You can do the same!  



    ART LESSON #2                         

    Grades K-5                    Title:   COLOR and TEXTURE

    Today in Art class we are going to learn about a famous Dutch artist named VINCENT VAN GOGHYou might recognize his name as the artist who painted bright colors in BOLD, thick textured brushstrokes.  Vincent wanted "everything to feel alive" in his paintings!  One of his famous paintings is SUNFLOWERSThe colors are beautifulAnother one of his famous paintings is STARRY NIGHT!  In this painting, Vincent painted the stars in the sky as if they were moving with the wind and the stars are so bright!

    Here are some art project ideas to explore the art and paintings of Vincent more closely

    (Remember, use materials you have around your house like line paper, computer paper, pencils, pens, crayons, colored pencils, watercolor paints).

    Watch this video lesson on Vincent's Sunflowers . . . you will see the actual Sunflower painting and  learn so many things about it too  



    I.  Draw a vase sitting on a table top and add to your drawing inside the vase stems, leaves, and BIG flowers If you want them to look like sunflowers, make the petals yellow and put brownish/orange oval shapes seeds inside them.  Mix yellow with red to get different shades of orange . . . make the stems and leaves of the flowers, green with yellow and some brown.  The vase you can make whatever color you like!  Have fun!  Enjoy the experience of drawing and using color like Vincent van Gogh!

    Here's some information about the Sunflowers paintings by Vincent van Gogh:  Sunflowers is the name of two series of still life paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.  The first set of Sunflowers paintings were painted in Paris, France in 1887 and showed the flowers lying on the ground, and the second set of Sunflowers paintings were painted in Arles, France and show a bouquet of Sunflowers in a vase. The Sunflowers in the vase are the most well-known paintings of Vincent.  These were painted in 1888.  These Sunflowers paintings are in the Van Gogh Museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


    II.  You can also draw your own picture of a STARRY NIGHT like Vincent!  DIRECTIONS:  Place your paper horizontal or LONG like the bridge picture we see in school. Then, Draw a line (horizon line) lower on your paper so that you have more sky above and less ground below (if you'd like to be more like Vincent, you can make your horizon line look-like small hills in the background).  Draw a night time sky and put the moon in it along with many bright stars.  Circle lines around the stars to make them look-like they are glowing and color the night sky with dark blue and black.  Make the sky look like it has swirls in it.  Below the sky, you can draw small houses to look-like a town or village and put trees in the town (especially a large dark green evergreen tree in it), small roads, and whatever else you think a small village might have in it. 

    Here's some information about the Starry Night painting. It is located here in the United States in New York City, New York at the Museum of Modern Art (the MoMA)! It is an oil painting on a canvas painted in June of 1889 and it was painted looking out a window from the hospital Vincent was in when he was sick.  It was of the sky before the sunrise and Vincent added the pictures of the houses below the sky from the nearby village.


    III.  ALSO, Here are some wonderful videos you can watch to learn more about Vincent van Gogh and his two paintings: Sunflowers and Starry Night:

    • Art with Mati and Dada - Van Gogh      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lGEvm1Lve0&t=10s
    • http://teach.artinaction.org/lesson/vincent-van-gogh-flowers/
    • Artrageous with Nate - A visit to the Museum of Modern Art (the MoMA)    https://youtube.com/watch?v=V7EAOnVkdbc



    Grades K-5                  TitleHenri Matisse:  COLOR and COLLAGE

     Today's Learning Target is:   I can make a Matisse inspired collage.

    Henri Matisse was French . . . that means he was from the country of France.  He was born December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France and he died November 3, 1954 in Nice, France. And he was the first artist to use collage (cut-out paper) as an art form.  Henri Matisse was a very good painter his entire life using COLOR in creative ways! But when Henri got older, he got sick with cancer and he had to work from his wheelchair only. So he started painting on paper with bright colors, drawing creative, happy shapes, cutting them out, and then gluing them in interesting ways and in different places on top of another piece of paper (sometimes a very large piece of paper).  The very large collage art pieces were so BIG that they had to be installed by others helping to put them together.  So Henri Matisse then became the first Installation artist too!  He was AMAZING!  

    I.   Making a Paper Collage    Watch this video to learn more about Henri Matisse and SEE this Art Lesson being created! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy4DUpsC22c&feature=emb logo

          Step 1:  Examine your blank piece of paper and think about what kind of design you want to create in your collage

          Step 2:  Using your own scissors, cut-out pieces of paper in various shapes, colors, and sizes

          Step 3:  Move shapes around the paper until you are happy with your composition

          Step 4:  Glue down these colored shapes of different sizes in different places on your paper and you can even overlap (glue them on top of each other) too!

          Step 5:  Sign: means to write your name on the bottom of your work of art!   GOOD JOB!  You've created a Masterpiece!

    II.  Here are more videos about Henri Matisse:

    • (Grades K-2)   Art with Mati and Dada - Henri Matisse      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s37OoBXkYAc

    (Grades 3-5)   Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (a video from the Tate Modern, a museum in London, England)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLgSd8ka0Gs     In this video you see Henri Matisse's Installation Collages (some very large) in a museum.



    Grades K-5                                                Title:  Georges Seurat: Pointillism

    Learning TargetI can draw or paint a picture like George Seurat.

    Students, today I'd like you to SEARCH on the internet . . .  Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand JatteHe was from the country of France like Matisse and used lots of colors in his paintings too just like the other artists we have been studying (Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse).  But, Georges Seurat applied his colors by using dots.  This type of painting with dots is called Pointillism. So many, many dots of color made the picture look real as you looked at it from far away, but if you get really close to the painting, you could see the dots!  It's amazing!


    I.   In the Georges' painting of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte, look at how Georges painting with the dots of color from close-up and then far away.  Then, following these

          steps to create your own Georges Seurat 

          STEP 1:  DRAW your picture using a pencil of an outside scene (maybe of a park or look out your window in your backyard at the grass and trees).   

                         Use your imagination to draw the outside scene.  

          STEP 2:   Use different color of dots to fill in each drawn object by using any of these materials:  crayon or colored pencil circles, markers with dots, or paint dots (if you have paint).

                         Place the color dots next to each other. It will take time to put all the dots inside, but it will be so neat to see all the colors!  If you use red and place yellow next to it, LOOK at

                         them from far away, the two colors will LOOK like orange!  Use two colors at a time to see how they will work together or visually "blend" together next to each other as you look 

                         at them from a distance (2 feet).  Do the colors blend to make a new color?  They should!

          Step 3:   When done, Put your finished Georges Seurat art work up high (on the refrigerator or tape it to a wall) so you can see it from a distance! 

                         You will enjoy the beauty of the colors in your painting every time you walk by it!


    II.   Here are some interesting and fun videos to learn more about Georges Seurat and Pointillism:

    •        Art with Mati and Dada - Georges Seurat   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDW4wSTm-V4
    •        Pointillism for Kids - RSE Art Appreciation   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4hqKPX6d68


    Art Lesson #5       

    Grades K - 5            Title Extension of the Vincent Van Gogh Lesson from Art Lesson #2

    HELLO, Students and Parents!   If you have a chance, please take photos of your child(ren)'s art work and send it to me in an email!  I would love to see their work!  Perhaps we can "share" many of their projects too here.  

    Today,  I am adding two more videos that will help you learn more about the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower paintings.  YES!  I said  . . . paintings . . . because there were 5 Sunflower paintings all together.  In the first Sunflower video, you will get up close with Vincent's most famous Sunflower painting and in the second video, Vincent's great-grand nephew will take you on a virtual tour that shows ALL 5 of the Sunflower paintings together!  So, ENJOY!

    I.    This first art lesson video will help with Art LESSON #2 (see above) about Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower painting. 

    So now you can see the actual painting and learn more about it!  Go to:  http://teach.artinaction.org/lessons/vincent-van-gogh-flowers/

    II.   This second art lesson video will take you on that virtual tour of ALL 5 Sunflower paintings.  It is called:  "Van Gogh's Sunflowers Interactive Exhibition" 

            Go to:  https://visualise.com/case-study/van-gogh-interactive-exhibition

    Hope you have fun seeing Vincent's paintings more up close!  Make sure you check-out how THICK his painting brushstrokes are when you look at his paintings!


     ART LESSON #6   

    Grades K - 5                                       TitleThe Artist:  Joan Miro

    GREETINGS, Students!  Today, we are going to learn about the Spanish artist, Joan Miro!  He was a painter, sculptor, and ceramic artist too!  Here we go!

     Learning Target I can learn about the life and art of Spanish artist Joan Miro and Create my own work of art that looks-like Joan Miro's art.

    I.  Watch this brief video about Joan Miro:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9rAdb_ULp0

     Joan Miro painted magical realistic pictures.  They called his art style: SURREALISM.  You might be wondering just what is Surrealism art?  Surrealism can be looked-at in 2 ways:  1) dream-like art . . . as if the artist was painting about a dream he had  AND   2) automatism - art made without thinking (If you have ever doodled while day-dreaming, you were working as a Surrealist artist). 

    • Here's another video that explains SURREALISM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YE_Zas-A5A

    II.  Let's make some ART now!  You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, some crayons, colored pencils, markers, or watercolor paints (if you have them).  

    STEP 1:   Place your paper down in front of you.

    Step 2:    Have your pencil or black marker or black crayon in your hand, but close your eyes.  Draw some lines on your paper. Open your eyes and add more lines and shapes to your drawing. 

                    Let your IMAGINATION make objects out of the lines and shapes. You are using the "doodle" surrealism way of drawing now.  Isn't it FUN?!   

    Step 3:    Use 3 to 4 colors to fill-in the background and the shapes.  Use those same 3 or 4 colors in different places throughout your drawing.  Take a break half-way through your art and watch another video.

    Step 4:    Here is a video of Joan Miro's painting: People and Dog in the Sun  Https://teach.artinaction.org/lesson/joan-miro-abstract-doodle/      (Make sure you scroll down to start the video)!

    Step 5:    After watching this video, return to your Joan Miro-like art work and Complete the whole picture with just those 3 to 4 colors.

    Step 6:    When finished, Sign your name on the bottom -- You are the artist of this creative work!  Congratulations!

    If you'd like, start another Joan Miro work of art using the same steps above.  Then, decide which one you like the BEST!  Artists create several works of art all the time and select the one(s) they like the best at the end.  Try it!

    III.  Here's another FUN Joan Miro video that will show you another way to make a Joan Miro-like work of art!  Go to:  Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wx3hGf5GLk


    ART LESSON #7                                     

    Grades K - 5                            TitleThe Artist:  Piet Mondrian

    Hello, everyone!   Today, we are going to learn about another Dutch artist (remember, Vincent van Gogh was Dutch too).  This other Dutch artist is Piet Mondrian.

    Learning Target:  I can learn about the life and art of Piet Mondrian and Create a work of art in his unique style.

    I.  Watch these videos to learn about Piet Mondrian and his art work:   

    •  https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-piet-mondrian
    •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb1__xAJwBA     "Lucy Loves Art:  Piet Mondrian Paper Art"   (Name of this video)

    II.  Now, Create your own Piet Mondrian.  If you were able to watch the second video, this will look familiar!

    Materials:  You will need 3 pieces of paper (White is fine. If you do not have white paper, like computer paper, use lined paper), crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint, scissors, and glue. 

    STEP 1:  On the first white sheet of paper, Draw 6 to 8 different size squares and rectangles and Color them in only using the three Primary Colors (yellow, blue, and red)

    STEP 2:  On the second white piece of paper, use black ONLY (black marker, crayon, etc.) and Draw tall thick lines (vertical - up and down)  AND  Draw shorter (horizontal - side to side) thick lines too.

    STEP 3:  Now, using your scissors, cut-out ALL the colored shapes and ALL the black lines

    STEP 4:  On the third paper, glue the different colored squares and rectangles in the corners and in different parts of your paper

    STEP 5:  Then, Glue the long and short black lines inbetween these colored shapes.

    STEP 6:  Sign your name at the bottom in any color you wish. 

    CONGRATULATIONS!  You just made your own Piet Mondrian art work!  Hang it up on the wall or refrigerator to look-at and Enjoy it everyone time you or someone else walks-by. 

    Remember, Keep ALL your artwork in a folder or safe place so you can share them with your classmates sometime soon!


    ART LESSON #8                                                 

    Grades K - 5                                       TitleThe Artist:  Paul Klee

    Hi, everyone!  Glad to see you visiting my webpage for your Art lessons!   

    Today, we are going to learn about the Swiss & German artist named Paul Klee. 

    He used shapes, lines, and bright colors too just like Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian.   But. Paul Klee let music guide him to create balance and rhythm in his compositions.  Do you remember another artist

    we studied who used music to guide his artistic creations too?  If you said, "Wassily Kandinsky," you are correct!  Good job!      

    Learning Target:    I am learning about another artist Paul Klee and his Art.  I will create either a balanced drawing/painting of a cat face  or  a cityscape similar to Paul Klee's  art work.       

    I.  First, watch these videos to learn more: 

    • https://youtube.com/watch?v=eqHJ9gDLkL8&list=LLPm_BNQRl5M_PvdPJRpkbTA&index=658     (Art with Mati and Dada- Paul Klee)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi9eWHdjBYE        (Art teacher, Ms. Cooper uses Cray-Pas oil pastels and watercolors to teach you the following:  "Cray-Pas Art in the Classroom:  Paul Klee Inspired Cityscape")

    II.  Second, choose what you'd like to create today that will resemble a Paul Klee's work of art.  

           Materials:  Get some paper (white computer or lined paper is fine too) and Use your pencil or crayons (not yellow though because remember, it's tough to see yellow in lines only), or colored pencils.  

            YOU CHOOSE:  (Or Do BOTH!  It's up to you!)

    A.    Draw a CAT's FACE . . . make sure that each side is the same (oval or circle eyes on each side, the triangle nose in the middle, mouth below, and whiskers on each side of the nose. Don't forget the triangle ears!)... this shows BALANCE. 

           Then, add COLOR on each side . . . keeping it BALANCED (same on each side) as you add color too!  May be listen to some music as you draw and color-in your cat's face.  

    B.    Draw a CITYSCAPE . . . Using lines and shapes, Draw tall buildings from rectangles, squares, and other shapes so it looks-like a city. (You can use a pencil or a dark crayon to draw). Then color-in the buildings with bright, bold colors.  

           Pay attention to BALANCE too . . . Are the windows the same shape and color on each side of each building?  If you have paints, try those for the COLOR too on top of your crayon drawing.  It gives a unique effect! 

           You may want to listen to some music too as you draw, add color, and/or paint your cityscape!


    ART LESSON #9                                                                               

    Grades K - 5                                                   Title:  The Artist:  Henri Rousseau and Drawing and Painting Forests or The Jungle

    Happy Friday, Everyone!      Today's Art Lesson will teach you about the famous French artist Henri Rousseau.  He did not go to school to become an artist.  Everything Henri Rousseau painted was studied because of his love for NATURE (plants, animals, etc.).  Also, Rouseau would go to museums and study other painters' artworks and learn from those paintings.  Henri Rouseau also would look at plants in nature and bring leaves inside his studio. Then, he would study them, even trace them to teach himself how to draw them.  Henri Rousseau also looked at nature inside books and would draw plant shapes from these picture books!  Mr. Rousseau did not become an artist until he was 41 years oldRousseau taught himself to be an artist when he was an adult.  So. . . Think about how great of an artist you are going to be because you are studying Art at such a young age!  That's exciting!!!!!!!

    Learning TargetI can draw and/or paint plants or animals in a forest/jungle-like composition (art work) like Henri Rousseau and learn some facts about his life (as written above  or  from videos).

    I.  First, Watch some or all of these videos to learn about Henri Rousseau's life and art and How-to draw and paint like Rousseau:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTnZhFL3m5g   (LISTEN to a book -  The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau  by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Amanda Hall)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ht4txje86U  (Drawing Lesson:  Henri Rousseau's Jungle: Drawing the Foreground)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm6EqBp5cfI (Painting Lesson of a Forest/Jungle Leaves Close-Up)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DSCLkhE4xw  (10 Amazing Facts about Henri Rousseau  by Paul Priestley)

    II.  Second, Get your materials and Let's complete some art work like Henri Rousseau!

    Materials:  white paper (again, computer paper or lined paper will work), pencil, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, or watercolor paints (if you have them)

    STEP 1:    Draw large stems and add leaf-like shapes on each side of them, draw flowers with large petals and leaves (If you have house plants, look at those to help you see stems, leaves, and flowers)

    STEP 2:    Rotate your paper and Draw more plants; Then Rotate your paper again and Draw more plant shapes; and Finally, Rotate your paper one more time and Draw more plants (stems, leaves, flowers) --

                     Your drawing should look very full like a forest or jungle

    STEP 3:    Draw a bird or birds  or  a tiger (or any animal you might find in the forest or jungle) inside this forest or jungle you drew

    Step 3:     Using your colors (crayons, markers, colored pencils, or watercolor paints) fill-in all the leaves, stems, flowers, vines, etc. (Mix yellow with blue to make green or Use different types of greens =

                    tints= light green or shades= dark greens . . . Add white on top of your colors to make tints  and  Add some black on top of your colors to make them shades)

    Step 4:     Use your color materials to color-in your bird, birds, or tiger (or your jungle animal)

    Step 5:     Sign the bottom of your composition . . . CONGRATULATIONS!  You just created a Henri Rousseau-like art work of your own!


    ART LESSON #10 

    Grades K - 5                    TitleThe Artist:  Leonardo da Vinci                           

    Welcome back! 

    Today, you will learn about the famous Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci!  WHO was . . . Leonardo da Vinci?  During the Renaissance there were many important discoveries in Art and Science, and Leonardo da Vinci explored all those things. He

    loved: nature, animals, inventing ideas (using his imagination) like a scientist.  So, YES!  Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance Man, he could do many things!  Da Vinci loved animals too!  He was from the town of Vinci, Italy . . .

    that's where he got his last name . . . Leonardo da (from the town) Vinci!  He was born on April 15, 1452.  Leonardo was very talented as an artist from a young age.  So he took his love for nature and animals and drew them. 

    Leonardo explored the outdoors around where he lived and drew the plants, animals he saw.  He really liked watching the birds fly in the wind!  Leonardo da Vinci is the famous artist who painted the Mona Lisa.  May be you have heard of

    this painting?  This painting is in a safe place in a famous museum in Paris, France called the Louvre Museum. Yet. You should know that Leonardo would use his imagination a lot and he drew many, many drawings of inventions in his

    sketchbooks!  He would look at the birds flying and imagined a machine that would fly someday . . . like a helicopter or airplane!  WOW!  Leonardo's imagination took him to ideas for the future!  Isn't that neat!!!  Leonardo da Vinci died in

    France on May 2, 1519.  But his famous paintings and his awesome sketchbooks live on!  That's how we know so much about this great artist/scientist, Leonardo da Vinci!

    Learning Targets- you choose which one you'd like to do

    1) I can use my eyes and observe plants (inside and outside) or my family pet and Draw pictures of them. 

    2) I can also use my "imagination" and Draw my own inventions, too!

    3) I can draw a portrait (picture of a face) like Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa.

    Here are a website and a video that will teach you more about Leonardo da Vinci:

    • https://www.coolkidfacts.com/leonardo-da-vinci-facts/    Title: Cool Kid Facts about Leonardo da Vinci
    • https://youtube.com/watch?v=eEy0njL4DDI     Title: Mati & Dada: Leonardo da Vinci

    Enjoy exploring, drawing, and inventing!  Remember, You can draw on any type of paper, use your pencil, a crayon, a marker to draw and add more color too if you like! Have fun and use your imagination!  


    ART LESSON #11                                     

    Grades K - 5                          Title:   A Continued Study of the Famous Italian Renaissance Artist . . . Leonardo da Vinci . . .

    Hello again!      Let's continue our study of Leonardo da VinciGo back to yesterday's lesson and read or re-read what I taught about WHO Leonardo da Vinci was!  Remember, he was a very talented man who

    could do so many things!  Leonardo was interested in studying nature and inventing new things, too!   

    Learning TargetsI can learn more interesting things about Leonardo da Vinci and Choose one Leonardo da Vinci drawing activity.

    I. Today, you can look at two more videos to learn about Leonardo da Vinci (if you haven't looked at the videos from yesterday, please check those out too)! 

    • https://youtube.com/watch?v=n-h32XpDYBw   Title: Leonardo da Vinci: His Life in 3 Minutes         
    • https://youtube.com/watch?v=PMrbDEj8U0w    Title: Leonardo Da Vinci for Kids -- Famous Artists for Kids

    II.  Drawing Activities

    Materials:   Use paper, a pencil, and an eraser  (Use crayons, markers, or colored pencils if you want to add color)

    1)  I can use my eyes and observe plants (inside and outside) or my family pet and Draw pictures of them (plants, leaves, petals, my cat, my dog, my bird).

    2)  I can think of something interesting that I want to invent and Draw a picture of it and add color when I'm done drawing with my pencil.

    HAVE FUN!  Enjoy thinking of new ideas and drawings!  You are an amazing young artist!  Explore and Invent like you were a young Leonardo!

    Enjoy the rest of your day!  Remember, you can ask your parents to take a picture of your art work and send it to me in my school email:    mpeterson@eriesd.org  


    ART LESSON #12                                          

    Grades K - 5                                     TitleThe Artist: Michelangelo

    Learning Target:   I can learn about Michelangelo and Complete a drawing in a unique place like Michelangelo.

    Today's Art lesson is about another Renaissance artist.  His name is Michelangelo!  No, he is not a Nija Turtle!  Like Leonardo da VinciMichelangelo lived durng the Renaissance - A time in Italy when there were many new discoveries in

    the Arts, Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Literature.   You can watch two videos today and learn more about Michelangelo too.  Michelangelo, like Leonard da Vinci, was truly a Renaissance ManHe could draw, paint, sculpt.

    Michelangelo is best known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy.  And, he is also famous for creating many sculptures like:  The Pieta and the Statue of David

    I.  Watch these two videos to learn more about the life, personality, and work of Michelangelo:

    •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abW2kZ5_Eww      (Michelangelo & The Sistine Chapel - RSE Art Appreciation)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSG4oleq_us      (Mati & Dada - Michelangelo)

    II.  Drawing Activity:

    Materials:   paper, pencil, eraser, tape (crayons, colored pencils, markers)

    Let's work like Michelangelo did when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  If you watched the first video, you saw the children doing this in their homes too!  Yes!  You are going to draw lying on your back with a pencil.

    STEP 1:  Tape your paper underneath a table or kitchen chair in your house.  

    STEP 2:  Draw a picture that tells a story.  It could be a fun time that you and your family had during a holiday or on vacation in the Summer.

    STEP 3:  Then, add color by using your crayons, colored pencils, and/or markers.

    STEP 4:  Sign your work at the bottom to claim it as yours!  YOU ARE THE ARTIST WHO CREATED THIS!

    I hope you've had fun today learning about Michelangelo and Drawing in a new and interesting way like Michelangelo Share your drawing with someone at home and tell them about the story you drew.  It's fun to share!


    Art Lesson #13

    Grades K - 5                            Title:  Continued Study of Michelangelo

    Today, we will continue with our study of Michelangelo from yesterday's lesson!  So. please look above and complete the entire lessonIf you have finished it, you can complete another "story drawing" like Michelangelo or you can

    watch this wonderful video that shows you how to sculpt flowers out of paper!  Remember, Michelangelo was a sculptor too! He carved big sculptures out of marble stone!  But.  Anything that is 3-dimensional is sculpture too!  Here's the

    video:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caMmOEMwBWY&feature=emb_rel_end    (3-D Art =  Making a Paper Flower)

    If you have some colored paper at home, use it.  But, if not, cut-out your shapes as seen in the video, and color them in with crayon, marker, or colored pencil. Or you can always just leave them plain or white like the paper too.

    Have FUN!  And, remember, if you make a project and would like to share it with me, ask your parents to take a photo of your artwork and send it to me as an attachment in an email.  My email is:  mpeterson@eriesd.org


    Art Lesson #14                             

    Grades K - 5                                           Title:  3-D Paper Art (Flowers & Animals)

    Today, I am going to leave you with a couple websites to watch videos that you can copy and paste (computer talk) into your browser.

    These will show you how-to make 3-D paper artThe first one was from yesterdayIt's SPRING so let's make some 3-D paper flowers and animals! 

    Here they are:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caMmOEMwBWY&feature=emb_rel_end    (Art in Action -  3-D Art = Making Paper Flowers)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFHGsHdY8w4   (3-D Art - Easy Paper Tulip Origami Flower)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxZRo4zVfik   (3-D Art = 5 Easy Paper Roll Crafts)

    Materials:  paper, pencil, eraser, scissors, glue (glue stick or liquid glue), crayons or markers

    Remember, just use any type of paper that you have at home...even if it's just white paper.  You can always color the paper first; Then, cut it into shapes; and Then, fold and glue for your flower or animal 3-D projects!

    Have FUN!  And, enjoy your weekend!


    Art Lesson #15                           

    Grades K - 5                                  Title 3-Dimensional:  Moving Sculptures of Alexander Calder

    Hello, Art students! 

         Today we are going to learn about Alexander Calder, an American Modern artist. Alexander Calder was born in Pennsylvania in 1898!  How 'bout that!  He's from our great state of PA!  Both of Alexander Calder's parents were artists. His father

    was a sculptor and his mother was a portrait painter.  His parents didn't want any of their children to become artists because they knew that it's sometimes very difficult to make money as an artist.  So because Alexander Calder was so great at

    Math, he studied Engineering in college and became an Engineer!  Just awesome! Right?! Yet, Calder became so interested in Art that he ended-up becoming a GREAT artist after all!  He combined his love for engineering -- how objects Move 

    and Balance themselves with his love for Art.  So, Alexander Calder became a kinetic sculptor (kinetic means how things move).  Unlike Michelangelo who made sculptures out of stone, Alexander Calder wanted to see his sculptures move

    So he invented the first moving sculptures called, Mobiles!  And, some stood on the ground with parts of them that moved -- these sculptures are called Stabiles!  Some of his moving sculptures are very BIG and some are smaller.  Some hang and

    some stand.  And some of Alexander Calder's sculptures are very BIG and don't move at all.  But, most of Alexander Calder's sculptures Move and Balance pieces on them.  

         Early as an artist, Alexander Calder left Pennsylvania and the United States to show-off his Art in Paris, France in 1926.  The Art work he took with him was called The CircusToday, let's begin by looking at some videos that show 

    Alexander Calder's Mobile/Stabile and other sculptures, then we'll draw some ideas for our own art project.

    Learning TargetI can learn about the mobile and stabile sculptures of Alexander Calder and begin to draw a mobile sculpture idea of my own.

    I.  Go to these websites to learn more about Alexander Calder.  You will learn more about him, see pictures of him and his art work, and watch some videos too!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5J6Qb11UHE   (Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture/Tate Modern, London)

    II.  Now, take some drawing paper and a pencil and begin to plan-out a mobile or hanging sculpture that looks-like an Alexander Calder moving sculpture.  Draw basic shapes of different sizes but try to Balance them (if you have a big shape on

    one side then draw 3 other shapes on the other side to make sure they are balanced).  Use black and primary colors (red, blue, and yellow like Alexander Calder) to color-in your shapes. 

    Have fun!  And, Remember, You can always draw several ideas and select the one you like the best!



     May 6, 2020

     It's May . . .  and . . .  it's the middle of SPRING!   There are so many wonderful things happening in Nature outside! Let's learn about many of these amazing things!

    Here's a great video from "Mystery Doug" that talks about SPRING and it relates to some of the Art projects you are completing in my Google Classroom right now! So check-it-out! 

    https://mysterydoug.com/mysteries/spring-flowers?code=406f0612179592af57c7cc00f50b16e9   (Just copy the Link and paste it into your browser and the video will begin) . . .