"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Winter Cardinal Painting

A simple but beautiful winter landscape painting.

Grade 5 students cut out a heart from pale blue cardstock. 
(fold it in half and draw half a heart to make it symmetrical). 

Using a wide flat bristle brush, paint vertical white stripes of various widths.
Then use a light grey paint and paint the birch tree markings across each tree trunk.

On a separate sheet of paper, students drew a cardinal and coloured it with markers. 
Cut it out and glue onto the heart background. Pretty!


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Paper Menorah

Another great lesson from the Deep Space Sparkle website!  Find all the instructions HERE.

We used gold glitter paper and gold reflective paper for the flames. We decorated the menorahs using glitter markers. We also splatter painted the black background with white tempera for a sparkly night sky effect. 

The project took 2 - 40 minute periods to complete.
Some Grade 6 results:


Friday, December 11, 2020

Paper Christmas Tree Craft

This holiday paper craft makes a wonderful last week of school project if you're allowed to do 'holiday/Christmas' themed projects in your school.
I found it HERE on the website: krokotak. I believe this is an Eastern European website and it has an amazing variety of unique art projects and craft ideas. 

Students followed along with me for the first steps of folding and cutting the tree. 
We used colored photocopy paper.
Then they glued it all together with a glue stick.

This took abut one period.

The next class they glued on pom poms (I bought tiny mini ones from the Dollar store), added a star (foam glitter stickers, Dollar store) to the top and a tree trunk from construction paper. 

Lastly, studentes used white glue to add dots of glue all over their tree, then they came to my table, and chose a colour of glitter.

Grade 6 results:


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