• The Students used a step by step process when drawing their owl. They outlined with oil pastel and then used watercolor paint for a watercolor resist technique to create these eye-catching owls. The students watched a powerpoint presentation on owls and learned many interesting owl facts.


    Derek     Zaria     Leila     Jakob
    The 2nd grade students participated in a Square 1 Art fundraiser this year. They created flowers using oil pastels. They practiced blending more than one color together.
    Sofia      Lila      Nuriya    Lilianna

     The students read the book Hot Air: The (mostly) True Story of the First Hot Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman.  They traced the balloon shape and added designs using patterns.  They used a new art medium - watercolor pencils.  They colored using patterns and then added water with a brush to turn it into paint.  


    Aleah     Troy     Amiya



    The students viewed the artwork of Artist Stuart Davis. The students enjoyed looking for the different letters and numbers that he incorporates in his abstract paintings. The 1st graders wrote the letters of the alphabet making sure the letters connected and then they colored in the shapes with crayons to create their own abstract art. 


      The students read the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner to start off their project.  They used chalk pastel to create their own snowman at night making sure to add a shadow.

    Snowman at Night by Caralyn Buehner

     More Snowman Examples

    Allie     Clayburn     Lyla
    Students completed multiple steps for their ocean scene. They used chalk pastels to create a wave background, mixed yellow & blue paint to make the green seaweed, traced and colored fish with markers.
    sofiac1    zarias1    ariano1
    After reading a book on Claude Monet and viewing his work, the students created their own version of his painting, The Japanese Footbridge.  These beautiful paintings were created using oil pastels and watercolor paint.
    The first step of this project was to fill out a sheet on their favorite things and words that would describe their personality.  Mrs. Wade used the classroom projector to trace each student’s silhouette.  They filled it in with the information about themselves.  The last step was to pick two  color patterns, one for their head and one for their background.  They painted with watercolor paints.