Welcome to Super Happy Art Class!

I hope you enjoy looking at the wonderful artwork from Duchesne Academy Lower School. Lower School consists of girls, grades pre-k through fourth. Unfortunately I have not kept record of all the successful projects, but here is a good sampling. Check out the artwork by grade level, but realize that each activity can be used for multi-grades. Click on an image to see a larger view.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Abstract Assemblage

First grade created these abstract works of art by first gluing string circles  to paper. We discussed color and color combinations before they used watercolor to fill in the circles and negative space.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


In Pre-K we used paint dabbers to make pontillism pictures. First we looked at several works of art from Georges Seurat and discussed the method of painting he used--applying tiny dots of paint to create an image. The girls were then given several colors of tempera markers (much like bingo dabbers only with paint) to create their own pointillism masterpieces.

Thanksgiving Feast

It's Thanksgiving time and the girls love talking about food! Each girl was given a paper plate after we brainstormed about the food we eat for Thanksgiving. It is interesting to hear about the different varieties of food and the similarities between families. We discuss the shape and color of foods before the girls get to work drawing their Thanksgiving feasts. When they complete the food, they can make a "china pattern" around the edge of the plate.


After reading Elmer by David McKee, we discussed pattern and color. The girls were given a template of Elmer the elephant to decorate however they wished. We then looked at several works of art and pointed out the background. We discussed how the background in a work of art shows where the environment in the painting. The girls were given a large piece of paper to make a background for Elmer. They then cut Elmer out and placed him on the background.