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  • Wassily Kandinsky

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/31/2020

    Hello fourth grade. This will be the last art project for the school year. I hope you have a healthy and happy summer. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall.

    Wassily Kandinsky:

    Please watch the two videos to learn about the artist Wassily Kandinsky

    Video One: Click Here

    Video Two: Click Here

    Wassily kandinsky for kids 

    Project Materials:

    8 ½ x 11 Light blue construction paper 

    8 ½ x 11 Black construction paper

    1 piece of scrap paper

    5 Different colors of construction paper

    Green, white, blue and black tempra paint



    Extra: GLITTER 

    Lesson Directions:


    1. Using a swirl shape, finger paint ½ of the blue construction paper with grass (green and white paint)

    2. Using a swirl shape, finger paint 2-3 clouds (blue and white paint)


    3. Draw a tree trunk with black construction paper – cut and glue on background


    4. Make a template (scrap paper) with three different sized circles. Large, medium, small.

    5. Choose 5 different colors of paper. Cut out different sized circles using all the colors.

    6. Layer three circles on top of each other, large, medium, and small – glue

    7. Glue the circles on top of the tree trunk. 10. Paint dots with the Q-tip

    8. Let dry over night +Add Glitter for extra SPARKLE!!!

    Don't have paint? Follow this video for a similar Kandinsky paper cut out tree lessonclick here

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  • Faith Ringgold Flag

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/25/2020

    Faith Ringgold Flag

    faith ringgold art projects

    -Flag Story Quilt by, Faith Ringgold

    -(born 1930). African American artist and author Faith Ringgold became famous for her “story quilts.” Each of these artworks, which are pieced together of painted canvas and fabric, tells a story. ... She was born on October 8, 1930, in New York City and grew up in the city's Harlem neighborhood. 

    Introduction: Watch the video to learn about the aritst Faith Ringgold. Click Here

    Click Here to watch author and illustrator Faith Ringgold read her book, "Tar Beach". She made story quilts for each picture in the book.

    Make your own Collage Flag:

    Materials needed: 

    Magazines, newspapers, one piece of white paper

    scissor and glue

    flag template Click Here


    1. Look through the magazines and cut out red and blue colors. If you do not have magazines, you could use scraps of fabrics, or cut up construction paper.

    2. Glue the blue pieces inside of the rectangle on the flag. Try to arrange it inside so that it fills the area. You can overlap the pieces to make them fit.

    3. Do the same with the red pieces on every other stripe, starting at the top stripe.

    4. Using magazines or newspapres, cut out sections with words that have a white background. 

    5. Glue them between the red stripes. Make sure they are not too wide. If they are, cut them smaller to fit in the stripes. Try to fill all of the white space with magazine/newspaper pieces.

    6.To make the stars on the flag, cut out small circles from white paper, or use a hole punch. Glue on top of the blue rectangle in rows.

    I look forward to seeing your flag!

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  • Perspective Drawing: Lesson 2

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/17/2020

    Perspective Drawing: Lesson 2

    What is one point perspective? One point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single 'vanishing point' on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional and realistic.

    Daconto, R. / One Point Perspective


     Linear Perspective Drawing Lesson 3/6 - One Point Perspective ...

    Where do you think the vanishing point and horizon line are on this picture?


    Watch the video for an intruduction on one point perspective.Click Here

    Your Project: Click Here and follow the 9 steps on drawing the outdoor image with a road. Make sure you go in order starting with the first step. Please use a ruler when drawing straight lines.

    Here is a fun quick lesson on how to draw a three dimensional cube using one point perspective. Give it a try. Click Here

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  • Perspective Drawing: Lesson 1

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/10/2020

    Perspective Drawing: Lesson 1

    Perspective drawing beginning for Year 3s (1st lesson)

    Perspective is the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions. Perspective gives our drawings a 3-D (three dimensional) appearance.  What makes a picture look 3-D? The farther away something is, the smaller it appears and has less detail.  It also appears nearer the top of the page. Imagine yourself standing on the side of a road, a car is coming toward you from a long distance away.  As the car gets nearer, it looks bigger and more colorful. Closer objects will be larger, with more detail, and closer to the bottom of the page. Next week we will work on making a realistic image of an out door landscape that show perspective. Today we will practice drawing shapes that get smaller as they grow towards the dot.


    • Shapes
    • Pencil
    • Ruler
    • Colored pencils
    • Colored marker
    • Black Sharpie
    • pattern paper: Click Here and Print


    1. Draw a large dot anywhere on your paper.
    2. Draw five shapes, using the shapes stencils, on the paper.
    3. Draw lines from the corners of the shapes to the dot.
    4. Outline the shape and all of the lines with a black sharpie, being careful to stay on the lines. 
    5. Color the shape a dark shade of color with the colored markers.
    6. Color inside the drawn lines with a lighter shade of the same color using colored pencils. Darken on one side (triangle, square, rectangle, heart)  with a slightly darker color where appropriate.
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  • Georgia O'Keeffe Landscapes or up-close image

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/3/2020

    Fourth grade, I am so sad we did not get to finish our Georgia O'keeffe skull paintings that we started. I will save them to complete with you in the fall when I see you again. For now, I thought it would be fun to do another project since you already leanred so much about her. Here are two assignments you can choose from. If you choose to do both I will give you extra credit and post both pictures in the student gallery.

    1: A lansdcape: Clck Here 

    -You do not have to use oil pastels if you do not have any at home. This would work good with any supplies you have or prefer to use.

    2: An upclose image: Click Here

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  • Giraffe

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/26/2020

    One of my favorite animals is a Giraffe. Draw your own giraffe using the PDF to follow the directions: Click Here. Or, if you like the way mine turned out you can try to copy it. I started with pencil making a large U shape near the top of the paper. Then put a line across the top so it now becomes the shape for the face. Next, add two half circles from the corner of the U to the bottom of the face. Do not let the half circles touch, leave a space between. This is the nose. Then add two arched lines from the nose to the side of the face in the shape of a football. Add eyeballs inside (make them large). Look at the giraffe and add all of the other details you can see. Use a black sharpie to trace over your pencil lines. Color or paint your giraffe. I really like the example given in the directions above. The students used watercolor paint to paint the sky and they look really nice. I hope you enjoyed drawing these as much as I did. 

    Giraffe Drawing Giraffe Colored in

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  • Symmetrical Butterflies

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/19/2020

    Drawing butterflies finished butterflies

    We are going to practice one more week of Symmetry. My favorite bug that is always symmetrical is a Monarch Butterfly. Print the template of butterflies, or try to draw your own by looking at the template. Drawing your own is harder, but it makes me proud when I see you challenge yourself. Practicing  this way trains your eyes to draw what you see.  You can outline them with black crayons or sharpie to make the lines stand out. Next, color the butterflies in using warm colors such as orange, Yellow and light reds. Make sure you keep your colors symmetrical too! Next, cut the butterflies out staying right on the lines and glue them to a blue paper. If you would like to really make them pop, paint a paper with watercolor paint using only cool colors such as blue, green and purple. I added a few flowers in the background to make it unique.

    Butterfly template: Click here

    I can't wait to see your symmetrical butteflies! 

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  • Chameleon

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/13/2020

    In this Project you will create a drawing of a chameleon and then use watercolor paints to color it. If you do not have watercolor paints you can achieve the same effect by coloring it with markers, then spraying the picutre lightly with a spray bottle. Make sure you do not use too much water, or it will make puddles. I can't wait to see your finished picture.

    Click Here for Lesson Chameleon



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