|Music & Art|
January 26th, 2021
We are now in the second half of the school year and we will be continuing our art program. The children will be exploring various art techniques.
Each child will need:
A new package of 24 Crayola crayons
Tempera sticks (if you have not already purchased these. Remote learners will also be working with the tempera sticks.)
Scissors (as I am not permitted to lend out scissors and some children have misplaced theirs)
A black Sharpie marker (all 3rd and 4th graders)
Fine line markers (all 4th graders)
*A watercolor paint set in a closed plastic case with a brush
Remote learners will also need:
A variety pack of construction paper
A 9”x12” watercolor paper pad
Listed below are some retailers that carry these items:
Watercolor paint sets - Target (best price), Walmart, Michael’s and Amazon
Watercolor paper - Target, Michael’s and Amazon
Tempera sticks - Walmart, Michael’s and Amazon
Construction paper - Target, Walmart, Michael’s and Amazon
*recommended watercolor paint brands: Prang, Faber-Castell (best results), Sargent, and Crayola. (Cra Z Art is not recommended)
All of the supplies are due by February 5th. In school students, please make sure your name is on every item!
Most of you have the items listed above, except for the watercolor paint set, which is something new I am asking for. Please go through the list and make sure you are not missing anything; as I can not give out supplies!
This is a Virtual Art Show I created in Google Slides. It has photos I took of some of the art that was completed at school (that I hadn't handed back yet) and a sampling of what we've been doing at home. The artwork that hasn't been given back yet will be handed back at the beginning of the next school year. There are more examples of the art we completed during the school year (and past years) on the St. Thomas Art and Music Gallery website, which you can visit by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
If your child likes art and wants some extra things to do to keep busy, here are some websites they might like:
http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/ This website uses flash and has some nice art games for the older ones.
http://colorwithleo.com/ This website is more geared towards the little ones, although it has a few games that are suitable for older children.
https://web.archive.org/web/20100706221501/http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/html/home.html This website has paintings by artists featured in the Albright Knox art gallery that children can interact with. (Grades K-6)
https://www.fromthepond.com/pond-coloring-club This website has some nice coloring pages. Just print out on a printer and color. You have to sign up for a newsletter, but the coloring pages are free.
Here are some YouTube channels to check out:
Also Thrive Art School's Channel
Just type the name of the Channel into a YouTube search.
Here are some websites for art lessons (some cost money and some are free):
https://www.skillshare.com/browse/art-for-kids?clickid=zxY2SL2goxyLRaCwUx0Mo38bUkEzXtUhW3DB340&irgwc=1&utm_content=4650&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&utm_campaign=10078&affiliateRef=6595003&utm_medium=affiliate-referral&utm_source=IR (free trial, then $)
Here are some music websites that children might enjoy:
Here is a project you can do with paper towel and toilet paper rolls:
This YouTube channel has lots of fun STEAM activities to do with children:
I will post more websites as I find them.
I have created a website for current and past artwork created in my classes and some information about art and music classes.
Hope you enjoy viewing our work as much as we enjoyed creating it!