Flower Power

Start by discussing primary and secondary colors and ask students to distinguish between the two. You can also talk about color families and have them practice drawing spirals before starting on their project.

STEAM Compass Art

Let’s look at circles today. Do you see anything in this classroom that is a circle? Do you know the different ways circles are measured (circumference, radius, diameter, area)? You can also delve into art history and discuss Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles.

STEAM Tangram Animals

Notice the different geometric shapes in your set of tangrams. Which shapes can you name? What new shapes can you make with your set of tangrams?

STEAM Pendulum Painting

Start by discussing Newton’s 1st Law of Motion. Assemble the pendulum and ask students to predict what pattern it will make and what variables could affect it.

Tints and Shades

Discuss the difference between tints and shades. Have students practice making both by blending colors.

Starry Night

Have students look at the painting, “The Starry Night.” Notice how the stars and sky are swirly. What are the main colors in his painting?

Silhouette

Critique the background and discuss how to create it by painting with watercolor washes and fading colors together.

Sailboat Paintings

Talk to students about different geometric shapes. Have them look at pictures of sailboats to identify the shapes and practice drawing them.