• Friday March 27th

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/26/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Hello there,

     

    Today I will post lessons for 3rd and 6th graders.

    Please check out the work for your grade and also poke around and see what other grades are doing. But most importantly, have fun!!

     I do hope all is well and that you are healthy.

     

    Remember to email me any artwotk you create and I will post it on this website.

     

    Get going and make art!!

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  • 3rd grade-3D geometric shapes

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/26/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Hello 3rd graders.

     

    Welcome to art class 3rd graders.

     

    Today we are working on 3D drawing. We will be making geometric shapes ( a circle, a square) look three dimensional (a cube, a sphere).

     All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser.

    Below is a youtube link with a funny person teaching you how to draw these shapes. The video is short, watch it once to the end, no drawing the first time.

    Rewind and watch again and this time start to draw. Maybe just focus on one shape at a time!!

    Watch it as many times as you need. When I do this lesson in class I rewind the video about 20 times. That is the beauty of a video!

    Now, some shapes are easier to draw than others, be patient and kind to yourself...this is really big kid stuff. Just give it a try, I think you will really understand most of them and if one or two are real hard, try again tomorrow, or next week, or next month.

    Sometimes time help everything!

     

    Have fun and see you next week.

     

    3D geometric shapes

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  • 6th grade-1 point perspective

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/26/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Hello 6th graders,

     I hope your week went well and everyone is healthy.

    This week, we are learning about perspective. I love perspective. If you want to learn how to draw things as they really look in the world, understanding perspective is a huge part of that.

    I have attached several one point perspective drawing videos and an article about how linear perspective came to be.

    Please master the cube before moving on!! 

    And once you do master the cube, see all the places one point perspective can take you.

    The first video is just about drawing a cube in 1 point perspective.

    The second video is a different person describing how to draw a cube in 1 point perspective: different person, slightly different teaching method.  In this video, the artist goes on to draw a city in 1 point perspective. Check it out.

    The next three videos will teach you how to draw other real life structures in 1 point perspective: a room, a tunnel, a gas station.

    You do not have to view all the videos, but I do want you , at least, to try and master the 1 point perspective cube and drawing something else using 1 point perspective.

    If you find this super challenging, breathe, take a break, and try again tomorrow. The beauty of a video is that you can re-watch it as many times as you need. Please understand, I do know this is big kid work; perspective is a new idea, a new way of thinking and drawing; it may take time. 

     

    Good luck, enjoy and see you next Monday!

     

    P.S. Here is a link to a great book on perspective written by W Tiz teacher Dan Cooney.

    https://www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Artists-Workbook-Perspective/dp/1438012462/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=perspective+drawing+book+dan+cooney&qid=1584917756&sr=8-1

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  • Thursday March 26th

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/25/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Hello people.

    I hope you all are happy and healthy. 

    Today there will be lessons for 7th graders, 1st graders and 4th graders.

    Please check out the work for your grade and also poke around and see what other grades are doing. But most importantly, have fun!!

     

    See you next week,

    Wash your hands!!!

    Lisa

     

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  • 7th grade- 1 point perspective

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/25/2020 10:30:00 AM

    Hello 7th graders.

    I know school work started this week and that might be a challenge for some; where do I find my work, there is so much to do...etc.

    You might need just a break from all that and making art is a great way to chill out, use the other side of your brain and have fun.

     So here we go....

     Today in art we will be learning 1 point perspective, which could be a bit of a review but bear with me, we will dive into 2 point perspective next week when we all have the foundation of 1 point perspective down.

    I love perspective. If you want to learn how to draw things as they really look in the world, understanding perspective is a huge part of that.

    I have attached several one point perspective drawing videos. Please master the cube before moving on!! 

    And once you do master the cube, see all the places one point perspective can take you.

     

    1 Point perspective

     

    The first video is just about drawing a cube in 1 point perspective.

    The second video is a different person describing how to draw a cube in 1 point perspective: different person, slightly different teaching method.  In this video, the artist goes on to draw a city in 1 point perspective. Check it out.

    The next three videos will teach you how to draw other real life structures in 1 point perspective: a room, a tunnel, a gas station.

    You do not have to view all the videos, but I do want you , at least, to try and master the 1 point perspective cube.

    If you find this super challenging, breathe, take a break, and try again tomorrow. The beauty of a video is that you can re-watch it as many times as you need. Please understand, I do know learning perspective can be hard for some.  Perspective is a new idea, a new way of thinking and drawing; it may take time. 

     

    Good luck, enjoy and see you next Thursday!

     

    P.S. Here is a link to a great book on perspective written by W Tiz teacher Dan Cooney.

    https://www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Artists-Workbook-Perspective/dp/1438012462/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=perspective+drawing+book+dan+cooney&qid=1584917756&sr=8-1

     

     

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  • 1st grade-drawing videos

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/25/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Hello 1st graders,

    Lisa here. 

    Today we are going to be working on our drawing skills. Below are several videos that you can watch over and over. Each video the artist slowly draws something for you to follow along to.

    You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser. Remember to draw lightly so you can erase easily if needed.

    When you have completed a drawing please color it in. If you can email me your artwork and I will post it on this website.

    Here we go and have fun!!

     

    how to draw a cat

    how to draw another cat

    how to draw a unicorn

    how to draw a car

    how to draw a peace symbol

    how to draw a dog

    how to draw Frankenstein

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  • 4th grade-toilet paper roll mobil phone speakers

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/25/2020 6:00:00 AM

    4th grade

     

    Hello 4th graders

     I hope you all are well.

     

    Today you are going to make a speaker for your folks mobil phone. All you need are a few things from around the house.

    amazing speakers

     

    Materials:

    2 cups

    2 toilet paper rolls

    a few paper towels

    scissors

    pen

    very optional:

    paint

     

     

    These are many versions of this speaker system on line, Below is a link to the webpage with the instructions that I think is best. No special skills are needed and it does not take very long so have at it and enjoy the music.

     

     speakers

     

    Here is some great information about how this works and real world applications. 

    how it works

    real world science

     

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  • Wednesday March 25th

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/24/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Heelo all artists. It is wednesday.

    I hope you are all well and healthy and ready to make some art.

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  • 2nd grade-origami / paper airplanes

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/24/2020 9:00:00 AM

    2nd grade

     

    Hello 2nd graders.

    Today we will be learning about Origami, or the art of folding paper.

    Below are links to several websites that go step by step how to make a paper airplane...yes making a paper airplane is Origami.

    Yeah!!!

    best origami ever

     

    All you need is a piece of paper. 

    Please, go through ALL the instructions first, all of them, to the end.

    Then go back to the beginning and start. Go slowly and be kind to yourself, origami can be challenging.

     

    fast airplane

    3 great planes

    click on th plane you want to make to get directions

     

    Below is a link to a great documentary about origami called between the folds. It is on Amazon prime for $2.99, check it out if you have the time. The video shows the amazing things people are doing with paper and how they are pushing the art of origami to new places and it talks about the very real connection between folding paper and math...who knew. 

     great documentary

    origami documentary  

     Have a ball and fly safely.

     See you next Wednesday.

     

     

    Peace,

    Lisa 

     

     

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  • 4th grade- toilet paper roll mobil phone speakers

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/24/2020 6:00:00 AM

    4th grade

     

    Hello 4th graders

     I hope you all are well.

     

    Today you are going to make a speaker for your folks mobil phone. All you need are a few things from around the house.

    amazing speakers

     

    Materials:

    2 cups

    2 toilet paper rolls

    a few paper towels

    scissors

    pen

    very optional:

    paint

     

     

    These are many versions of this speaker system on line, Below is a link to the webpage with the instructions that I think is best. No special skills are needed and it does not take very long so have at it and enjoy the music.

     

     speakers

     

    Here is some grest information about how this works and real world applications. 

    how it works

    real world science

     

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