• 🎨🎨🎨Welcome to the art Page for McKinley Elementary🎨🎨🎨

     While we are all working from home, here are some projects and activities that you can do while you are away. 


    https://youtu.be/tCVGtUuFqU8  See how artist Callen Schaub uses different tools and swings to create beautiful vibrant paintings.



    You can ...

    Create your own sketchbook. 

    Draw a picture of your family.

    Draw a picture of your pet or a pet you wish you could have.

    Draw a picture of an object found in your house.

    Draw and write your own cartoon or comic.

    Draw a picture of what you see outside your window.

    Draw a picture of something or someone from outer space.

    Draw and design your name with bubble, block, or cursive letters.

    Draw a picture that shows the weather outside.

    Draw a picture of you playing your favorite sport.

    Draw whatever you wish.  It is up to you!

    Also, you can ...

    Watch the following videos and complete the assignments with any materials you may have at home.  Any materials will do.  For example, you can use a pencil, a pen, markers, crayons, colored-pencils, paint, printer paper, loose-leaf paper...the list goes on and on!

    Art with Mati and Dada - Vincent Van Gogh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IGEvm1Lveo

    Search Vincent van Gogh's painting of Sunflowers on the internet.  Look at how Vincent used lines and colors to create his painting.  Draw or paint your own artwork of flowers like Vincent van Gogh.  Draw petals, stems, leaves, a vase, and a table for the vase of flowers. Can you draw and add color to your flowers with only lines like Vincent?  When you draw your  lines, are your lines close to each other or far away from each other?  Which looks better, close or far away lines? 

    Art with Mati and Dada - Georges Seurat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDW4wSTm-V4

    Search Georges Seurat's painting of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte on the internet.  Look at how Georges painted with tiny dots of color to create the look of a new color.  Draw or paint a picture with dots like Georges Seurat.  Place the colors next to each other on your paper as you draw or paint.  Look at your picture closely and far away.  Do the colors blend to make a new color?  Can you see the colors blend to make a new color better when you look at them closely or far away? 

    Art with Mati and Dada - Wassily Kandinsky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcAkgPKDxc

    Search Wassily Kandinsky's painting of Drawing from Point and Line to Plane on the internet.  Look at how Wassily used lines to create his art look like a person.  Listen to your favorite song.  Draw or paint lines and/or colors based on how you think the song looks as you listen to it.  What lines and/or colors do you imagine seeing as you listen to the song?  Choose a new song.  Draw or paint a second artwork while listening to the new song.  Compare both of your artworks.  How are your artworks alike and/or different from each other. Do the sounds of different instruments help you to imagine different colors and lines? 

    Art with Mati and Dada - Henri Matisse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s37OoBXkYAc

    Search Henri Matisse's artwork of Sorrow of the King on the internet. Look at how Henri cut out colorful shapes to make his abstract artwork.  What do you see happening in his artwork?  Does Henri's name for his artwork match what you see?  Collect different types of papers (colorful, lined, newspaper, patterned).  Use scissors to "draw" different shapes by cutting them out from the paper. Arrange these shapes on a background piece of paper to create a colorful collage like Henri Matisse. Glue these shapes to your background paper to finish your artwork.  How do your shapes compare with Henri’s shapes and artwork designs?

    Art with Mati and Dada - Amedeo Modigliani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ-_zojKFos

    Search Amedeo Modigliani’s artwork of Portrait of Leopold Zborowski and African masks on the internet.  Look at how Amedeo painted the face, neck, and body of the man to make them look elongated or stretched out.  Look at just the face of the man in the painting.  Do you see any similarities between Amedeo Modigliani’s artwork and an African mask? Draw or paint a self-portrait of yourself.  As you draw, look in the mirror to see the shape of your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Draw objects behind you in the picture to make it look like you are in your house or outside   Choose a part of your portrait of yourself and draw it like Amedeo‘s work  For example, draw a longer neck or nose.  Do you like the way you changed your portrait, or do you not? 


    Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF_CAsEEF4I 

    Art with Trista - Color Wheel inspired by Mouse Paint - Step-by-Step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slSJ8L6JQ9E

    The mice in the book, Mouse Paint, make new colors by mixing the colors of red, yellow, and blue.  Artists call the colors, red, yellow, and blue, the primary colors.  The new colors the mice make using the primary colors are orange, green, and purple.  Artists call these colors the secondary colors.  Make your own color wheel by mixing the primary colors to make the secondary colors.  A color wheel is a tool artists use to compare different colors.  A color wheel is a circle pattern with the colors in rainbow order.  The color order of the rainbow is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. As you mix two of the primary colors together, watch what happens when you mix equal parts of the two colors.  What happens if you add more of one color than the other? What happens if you mix all of the primary colors together?

    Cezanne and the Apple Boy by Laurence Aholt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWpTC-dVNZc

    Art with Trista - Paul Cezanne inspired Still Life - Step-by-Step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFAyglFImuw

    Search Paul Cezanne’s artwork, Still Life with Apples and Oranges on the internet.  Look at the way Paul Cezanne paints all of the objects in his painting to look like shapes.  He painted the apples and oranges as circles that look like they might roll right off the table! A still life is a group of objects an artist chooses to draw or paint that do not move.  When objects are “still,” an artist can really look at the objects to create his or her best artwork.  Still life drawing also makes it easy for an artist to take a break to go play outside or eat dinner.  The objects don’t move, so they will be there when the artist comes back.  You can draw your own still life by arranging a group of objects in an “interesting” way.  Sit in front of the objects.  Draw the objects the way you see them.  How do the objects look in comparison of each other?  Is one object in front or in back of another object?  Are some objects bigger or smaller than the others? 

    Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail  by Laurence Anholt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2ttCyH7KI 

    Art with Trista - Simple Self-Portraits - Step-by-Step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAY5ZMxDteE

    Art Project Demo - Picasso Style Portrait https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIL9Fyqh3cg

    Search Pablo Picasso’s paintings of Sylvette David on the internet.  Look at how he changes the style or way he draws Sylvette’s portrait.  Sometimes she looks like a realistic picture of herself.  Sometimes her picture looks like she is all mixed up.  Draw two self-portraits of yourself.  Draw one that looks just like you.  As you draw, look in the mirror to see the shape of your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Draw the second self-portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso’s artworks.  Change the shape of the eyes, and/ or the position of the nose.  Divide the face in half to make it look like you are looking forward and to the side at the same time.  Did you enjoy drawing your face the way you saw it in the mirror or like Pablo Picasso’s drawing with your face “mixed up?”  

    Uncle Andy’s by James Warhola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38GvgFYsAcw

    Art with Trista - Candy Pop Art Painting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg00lXUT2xI

    Search Andy Warhol’s Cambell’s Soup Cans on the internet.  Andy Warhol created art out of everyday objects.  He created a style of art called Pop Art.  The word, “pop,” is short for popular.  Andy Warhol created artworks about popular culture, such as food, famous people, and cartoon characters.  He sometimes used bright colors instead of the real colors of the objects he created in his artworks to make the objects “pop!” Draw a piece of candy, a cartoon character, or an object you can find in your home.  Use a view finder to draw one part of the object.  You can make a view finder by cutting a square or rectangular hole in the middle of a piece of paper.  Look through the hole in the view finder to find an “interesting“ view of the object to draw on your paper.  Color in your drawing with the real colors of the object.  Draw the object again, exactly like your first drawing.  Color the new drawing with different colors that are unlike your first artwork. You can draw your artwork over and over again, as many times as you want to draw it.  Color them in different ways.  Display them like Andy Warhol displayed his soup cans.  Which artwork do you like the best?  Do your drawings look better as a group or alone by itself?

    Hello Red Fox by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhwmePk9Tg0

    Art with Trista - Complementary Colors Monsters - Step-by-Step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JY-zqKuRtk

    Hello Red Fox is a book about an optical illusion that happens when a person stares at a color for a long time.  Our brain is so smart that it quickly sees the color, but also quickly gets very bored.  To entertain itself, our brain shows us the opposite color or the complementary color when we look away at a blank white area, like a piece of paper or a wall.  As you watch and listen to the story, Hello Red Fox, stare at the dot in the middle of the character.  When the reader says, “and indeed, little frog was right,” look at the dot to the right of the character.  You will see a glowing outline of the character, except it will not be the color you were staring at but its complementary color.  Complementary colors are opposite colors on a color wheel.  A color wheel is a tool artists use to compare different colors.  A color wheel is a circle pattern with the colors in rainbow order.  The color order of the rainbow is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.  At the end of the story, there is a picture of a color wheel.  Are you able to see the complementary colors?  How do complementary colors look together in your artwork? 

    I hope you enjoy these art assignments! I will keep updating my page with new art ideas you can work on at home.  Stay safe, healthy, and creative!