Home Art Studio ~ Rollercoasters

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We were using just the third grade level, but recently got the 1st grade kit to review also. I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable, and also so I can prove to my kids that we DID do art!

Our latest project was Rollercoasters, which again I was excited about, since it seemed pretty simple and fun. This is the first project on the 1st grade DVD.  We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working. On the DVD they enjoyed seeing real rollercoasters!

This was another project I knew Ladybug could participate in.  I cut out her strips and she drew the black lines on and told me where to glue stuff.  I helped her a lot, but she loved every moment of the project and the end result!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3619

Krash was extremely into this one, he LOVED it!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3643

He worked long after the other two, making many track pieces on his own and working hard to construct his coaster.  I didn’t help him one bit with it!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3649

Naming the coasters was a part of the project too, Krash chose “King Coaster” for his.Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3658

Pac loves art, so he jumped at the chance to join us and completed his coaster on his own too.Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3652

The completed coasters with the happy bunch {happy because they love doing art projects}!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3659

Since I know these won’t keep forever, I took a picture of each one for the kids, this is Ladybug’s, “Bat Coaster.”Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3665

Krash’s “King Coaster,” I love how he connected all of his pieces so thoughtfully!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3667

Finally, PacMan’s “Stealth Raptor.”Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3670

Yay!  No paint again!  I am going to lose it when paint comes back into the art project time!


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Home Art Studio ~ Rose Window

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together. I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

Our latest project was Rose Windows, which again I was excited about, since it did not involve paint. The cool thing about this one is that I knew Ladybug could join us too! We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working. They learned about radial symmetry and saw images of real rose windows in the DVD segment

Ripped up tissue paper was a really fun part of this whole project.  The kids enjoyed the ripping and all of the beautiful colors! Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3335

Ladybug was SO excited to be able to join us!  She loves anything crafty and anything school related.  She follows direction really well so she was able to handle much of it on her own.Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3333

The boys loved this project and made several comments about how fun this was.Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3336

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Even the massive mess didn’t bother me one bit, mostly since there was no paint on that table!Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3344

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I cut out L’s circle and completed it for her, she ooohed and ahhhed at her completed rose window as it hung in our window.Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3348

I had to cut the shapes out for Krash, but he glued it down himself.  Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3352

He too, was thrilled with his final project!Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3356

My windows are beautifully decorated with all 3 rose windows now! PacMan’s is on the top, he did his entire project on his own.Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3368

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Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 4

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together. I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

Our latest project was Op Art, which I was excited about, since it did not involve paint.

We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working. The boys were both thrilled about this one and were eager to get started.  We worked together {I helped Krash a lot, Pac worked independently} and they soon realized how much work it was going to be to color the whole thing.  Home Art Studio

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They colored about 3 lines the first day. Home Art Studio

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They came back over a period of about 2 weeks and did about 2 lines at a time and Pac finally finished, Krash was very burnt out so we finished his together.  He was so close to the end this day!Home Art Studio Op Art

 

This is a shot of Pac’s final project.  He liked the end result but was discouraged about a couple of mistakes that were not able to be erased since they were markers.  I think it is awesome and it is displayed in our dining room!Home Art Studio Op Art


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Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 3

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together.  I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

This week’s project was a Vegetable Watercolor Painting, when I saw the word paint I panicked a bit. The oil pastels were also involved, as well as a pencil-I could handle those.

Since we had recently begun a garden, this was a perfect project.  We began by researching vegetables that grow underground and looking up photos of them online.  We drew simple sketches of what we saw so we wouldn’t forget what they looked like!  Krash chose to just work on a carrot, Pac chose 3 vegetables.

We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working.  From start to finish this was a pretty stressful project for me.  I don’t handle art well and this one was tricky for me for some reason ~ maybe having multiple materials going at once {paint, pastels, pencil}. The project itself was fabulous, it is just me with this whole paint = stress problem..  The boys drew their vegetables, then went over them with oil pastels, then added the watercolor.

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Here are some action shots of their work in progress…IMG_7354

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Their completed projects, I love them!   IMG_7565

Project number 4 has no paint! I am very relieved and excited!  Stay tuned!


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Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 2

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together.  I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

For the 2nd project, we used pastels to make analagous pumpkins!  Here is a glimpse into our lesson book, which is printed from a PDF file.  I keep this out on the table as a reference after we watch the DVD together.IMG_6331

I was thrilled to NOT be using paint!IMG_6340

The boys were instructed to have their tertiary color wheels available for reference, as they worked on their project.IMG_6333

Both boys LOVED this project and made more than one pumpkin!IMG_6334

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I made a pumpkin also, while working with the boys.  In the end we all decided to glue them together as a collage.  Mine is in the back, Pac’s is on the right and K’s on the left.IMG_6652

PacMan didn’t want to stop and also created another pumpkin, but this time with cool colors!  We all loved how this one turned out!IMG_6648

We all loved this lesson and are looking forward to lesson number 3!


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