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  • Pick a Project

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/31/2020

    Hello second grade! This will be the last art project I will assign for the school year. You can pick one of the projects from below. Feel free to do more than one. I hope you all have a happy and healthy summer. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. 

    Modelling Inspired By Winter Berries Click Here

    Spider and Web Inspired Collage Click Here

    Shell Inspired Patterns and Pictures Click Here

    Print Yourself A Meadow Click Here

    Autumn Tree Paint and Scratch Picture Click Here

    Rain Inspired Drip and Scratch Painting Click Here


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  • Memorial Day Flag Design

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/25/2020

    Memorial Day Flag Design

    Memorial Day Flag Designs | TeachKidsArt

    Project lesson: Click Here

    For Star templates to use as tracers Click Here

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  • The Day the Crayons Quit: Color Mixing

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/17/2020

    The Day the Crayons Quit 

    Crayons          Crayons w/faces

    Watch the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt.  Click Here

    Watch a fun song about mixing primary colors to get secondary colors. Click Here

    Objective:   This colorful lesson aims to review and reinforce the idea of three primary colors producing secondary colors.  Students need to be able to identify the three primaries as well as understand that all the other colors can be mixed from them.  Students will also use their illustrations to describe various character traits of the crayons in their artwork.



     Primary – The three ‘main’ colors that make up other colors.

     Secondary – Colors that we get from adding primaries together.

    Directions:    1.) Story –Today will begin by reading The Day the Crayons Quit. Afterwards think about some of the character traits of the crayons.

    2.) Color Mixing Song – Watch the song about mixing colors.

    Print 2 copies of the crayon template, so you have 6 crayons total. Click Here You can also try to draw your own crayons.

    3.) Work Session – Using Color Theory packet from last week and this PowerPoint, look at which colors are primary colors and which ones are secondary colors. Which primary colors did you mix to get the secondary colors?

    -Paint three crayons with the primary colors

    -Mix up your secondary colors and paint the other three crayons with those colors. Do not use paint that is already that color. Please mix the primary colors to get your secondary colors.

    -When the crayons are dry, cut them out and glue them on a piece of construction paper in the correct order. See last weeks packet and follow the order of the rainbow.

    2.) Character Review– How can we show the characters’ of the crayons different personalities?  What can we add to our painting to tell a story?  

    3.) Work Session. – Print the pdf with the think bubble: Click Here. For each crayon add words you want your crayon to say and cut them out. When the paint is dry, draw a face on each crayon to show their personality. Using a black marker will work well.

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  • Color Wheel Packet

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/11/2020

    Color Wheel Packet: Click Here

    Print the Color Wheel Packet. Print page 2-8 for the easier version, with color names given. Or print pages 10-16 for the harder version. I like this one better for a challenge.

    Complete the packet with crayons or colored pencils. If you have Tempera paint, use that for the mixing colors worksheet. This is the only place where you need to blend colors and paint will work best. Crayons will work too, but you need to push down harder with the lighter colors.

    -If you use paint, make sure when you mix colors, you only use a small amount of the dark color and much more of the light color. For example, blue and yellow make green. If you use too much blue, it will not turn green. Only add a drop of blue and much more yellow. 

    Save the completed paket for next week. We will be making a project using the color wheel packet as a reference.  

    Send me a picture of the Mixing Colors page and any of the others you enjoyed doing and I will upload that to the webpage. 

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  • Joan Miro

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/3/2020

    Joan Miro | Biography, Paintings, Style, & Facts | Britannica

    Joan Miro was an Abstract Artist from Spain. He paints with fun lines, shapes and lots of colors. Watch the video to see his paintings and sculptures. Click Here

    Next create your own Miro drawing and painting. If you do not have paint, use crayons or markers. Use a black marker or crayon for the drawing. Click Here

    Joan Miro Coloring page: Click Here



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  • Feelings in Art

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/26/2020

    Feelings In Art


    Students will express feelings, emotions and concepts with color, shapes, brush strokes, and designs.


    11x17 Paper (or bigger), tempera paint, brushes, cups, paper towels


    1. Artists have a purpose to their art. They are usually trying to convey some kind of message or feeling.    They represent concepts through shapes, lines, and colors. 


    1. Fold a white paper into 6 or 8 equal sections. Give each section a title. (Happy, sad, peace, fear, excited, war, fun, anger etc.)


    1. Draw and paint what these concepts look like.  Try not to make objects like a smiley face for happy or a weapon for war.  Use color, shape, and design to express these concepts.  For example, red sharp edges can look angry and blue curved lines can seem sad. Try to add as many colors, shapes and designs that you can think of for each emotion. For instance, if yellow and orange make you feel a certain emotion, you can use both colors in the same square.


    1. You should use about 4-5 minutes on each box. If they are done too quickly it may not have all of the lines, shapes and designs you could come up with for that feeling.


    1. Please share with me your favorite box, and why you feel it expressed that particular feeling.


    *Examples are not given for this activity because it is so interpretive.  Different things make each student feel happy, sad, etc.  If they see an example, they tend to imitate instead of exploring their own expression of their feelings.

    Want to make a craft or listen to songs about feelings? Check out this website for some fun inspirational ideas you can do at home. -Click Here

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  • Shape Robots

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/20/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Sorry for the delay on this project. I have had technical difficulties with internet service today.

    Shape Robots

    How many different kinds of shapes can you make a robot out of? Think of all of the different kinds of geometric shapes there are. Geometric shapes are shapes you can name such as circle, square, triange, etc. 

    Orcanic shapes are shapes that you make up. They do not have a name. I used some organic shapes on my robot for the spiral and claw shaped hands. I also made some organic shapes on the arms and shoulders. Make your own shape robot. Start with a big shape for the body then add arms, legs, hands, feet and a head. Last add parts to make your robot look like it is mechanical such as switches, buttons, speakers, etc. Be creative. Does your robot have special powers. What are they? Color your robot if you would like or leave it as a drawing. I outlined mine with sharpie to make the lines darker.

    Robot robot1

    Shape Robots: Click her for another way to do the project by cutting and pasting shapes to make the robot: https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/shape-robot-art-project/

    Color or use this handout for ideas to use on your own Drawing.  Click Here: Robot Guide

    Here is a handout you can do and also use the shapes you see to create your robot: Shapes Worksheet


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