HOMEMADE BOOKS

Here’s a chance for you to make your own book. There are several ways you can bind a book, or put a book together. Please see the lesson below for one clever way to make a pop up book.

First: ​Brainstorm an idea for your book…What do you want your book to be about? Choose something you are interested in or know something about. It doesn’t have to be an informational book. It could be fiction, or just a book of your artwork. It could also be photos of a collection you have. There are tons of ideas…choose one that interests you.

Next​: Bind your book. You can simply take paper, fold it in half and staple the fold. Or you can do a little more complicated version like the one in the lesson below. If you need help, ask an older sibling or an adult to help.

Then:​ Add your content. Add words and illustrations or photos. You could also use collage and take photos from newspapers or magazines. Don’t forget to ask first before you cut anything around the house.

Cover​: Don’t forget to make a nice cover for your book. The cover of a book is the first thing people see, so make it bright and beautiful to catch someone’s attention.

I hope you have fun creating your book. I hope I get to see it. Use some of the other skills you’ve learned this year and whatever materials you have at home. Enjoy!
Remember to send me a picture to my email address.

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Check out this Virtual Tour of Illustrators in their studios!!

Here is another fabulous look into the lives of illustrators. These illustrators are still hard at work! It’s so fun to see them in their own studios. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Visit https://www.carlemuseum.org/ (there is a link on the right under ART LINKS)

On the home page, on the left side you’ll find a link to ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio presented by Mo Willems.

Virtual Museum Visit

Most of the activities I have suggested have been off-line, but here is one that will require you going online to visit a museum. Pick a rainy day when you have a long stretch of time indoors, and take a peek into an art museum. I’ve included a resource with lots to choose from.
Also, choose one of the activities to do related to your visit. See the attached lessons with step by step instructions. I’ve also included other resources that might help with your planning and sharing of your art.

Lower grades​: Design a sculpture you would put in your own museum. Remember, a sculpture takes up space and is 3 dimensional. You can view it from all angles. Build it and if you can, add color with paint.

Upper grades​: Design a souvenir from the art museum. A souvenir is something someone can buy from the museum to remind them of their trip and experience there. What would you buy from the museum?

● A toy?Connect it to the museum!!
● A piece of clothing?
● A book?
● A card or postcard? Which was your favorite piece of artwork?
● A mug? Magnet? Jewelry? Game?….

REMEMBER TO SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR WORK TO MY EMAIL.

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THINKING ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY

Grade PreK-2
What does community mean to you? I think of the people around me, whether it is my neighborhood, my home or my work. I also think of the things in my community: buildings, landscapes, hallways, classrooms, or rooms in my house.

Pick a place to explore. It could be your room or another room in your house, it could be an outdoor space, a playhouse, tree house, favorite spot in your yard, or even the center of your town. Think about what kinds of things you have in this space and what makes it special to you.

Draw a map or picture of this space. Add the people who are with you in this space or animals and plants, etc.
What would you change about this space? For an added challenge, draw another picture of the space but with your changes. It could become a room full of stuffies or a field full of all different kinds of flowers and butterflies. You get to decide. Have fun and be creative.

Here are a few examples of maps and drawings of a neighborhood. You can make it as simple or as complex as you’d like.

Grade 3-6
What does community mean to you? I think of the people around me, whether it is my neighborhood, my home or my work. I also think of the things in my community: buildings, landscapes, hallways, classrooms, or rooms in my house.

Pick a path that you take, or used to take when you were in school. For example, you could draw the path from your classroom to the art room, or the path from the cafeteria to the playground, or a path from your room to the kitchen in your house.

Look at the following lesson, including the steps to the assignment and the resources I’ve included. You might find the resources helpful when planning your map of your path or in thinking about your community.

It’s been a long time since we were in school. It might be a challenge to remember exactly what is along the path you choose to draw.
Have fun and be creative.
Don’t forget to share your art with me!

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Cartoon Characters

DRAW CARTOON CHARACTERS

This week, spend some time drawing cartoon characters. Take a look at the resources I’ve provided for ideas below. Don’t be so concerned about how they look, just have fun with it. You can even take your cartoon characters that you develop and create a comic strip that tells a story with pictures. Your comic strip can have words or can be made up of just drawings. Remember to share your creations with me at neal@leverettschool.org.

For younger students, use basic shapes to create characters. Practice drawing faces to start. Look in a mirror to see where eyes, nose, mouth and ears are placed on your face. Use this to help when doing your drawings.

Most importantly, have fun. Be creative. Share your characters and comic strips with your class and teachers. Combine characters into a joint comic strip between you and your classmates for an extra challenge.
Here is a link for a lesson to get you started. Be sure to scroll down for the steps.
Cartoon Characters!

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“Wear a Mask” Lawn Signs

Local officials are asking for our help. Please make signs for your yard to encourage everyone to wear a mask. This will keep us safe and hopefully get us back to school faster. Can you help?

Here’s what to do. Make a big poster, see examples for ideas. Have an adult attach it to some sort of frame and place it by the road where others can see it and be reminded to wear their masks.

Be sure that it is big enough and bold enough to be seen.

We thank you for your help.

LET’S EXPLORE PATTERN

30 PATTERNS
Grade: All
Please watch this video for information about Pattern (optional)

Objective: While observing your environment, find 30 patterns (outside or inside).
Identify different patterns in your environment, make a quick sketch of the object or pattern (gr.3-6)
You might find patterns in the flooring of your house, on a picture frame or on a piece of clothing.
There are also patterns in nature, like in a flower, on a rock or tree
ART IS ALL AROUND YOU!!
EXTENSION: Take some of the patterns that you found and create an artwork of your choice. For a challenge, try to use all 30 patterns. Be creative and have fun. Feel free to email me a picture of your drawings at neal@leverettschool.org. I’d love to see what you are doing and if you are finding these activities enjoyable.

Here are some other fun project ideas and resources for finding and making patterns.

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Sea Life Doodles

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Be safe! Stay healthy! Wash your hands! Wear your mask!
Have Fun! Love, Ms. Neal

LET’S EXPLORE TEXTURE

30 TEXTURES
Grade: All
Please watch this video for information about Texture (optional)

Objective: While observing your environment, find 30 textures (outside or inside).
Make a list of the different textures you observed by naming them and describing the object where you found each texture (gr. 3-6).
For example: tree bark/scratchy…grass/prickly…pavement/bumpy
ART IS ALL AROUND YOU!!
EXTENSION: Take some of the textures that you found and create an artwork of your choice. You could use the side of a crayon with the paper removed to do a rubbing of each texture you found. Place a piece of paper over the object. While holding the paper still, use the side of the crayon to rub back and forth until you see the texture appear on your paper. For a challenge, try to use all 30 textures.

Here is another video demonstrating how to use the bottom of different shoes as a way to make texture! SO COOL!

Be creative and have fun. Feel free to email me a picture of your drawings at neal@leverettschool.org. I’d love to see what you are doing and if you are finding these activities enjoyable.
Be safe! Stay healthy! Wash your hands!
Have Fun! Love, Ms. Neal

Let’s Explore Color

30 COLORS
Grade: All
Please watch this video for information about Color (optional)

Objective: While observing your environment, find 30 colors (outside or inside).
Make a list of the different colors you observed by naming them and describing the object of each color (gr. 3-6).
Remember that a color can be primary (red, yellow, blue) or secondary (orange, purple, green) or intermediate (yellow-green, blue-violet, red-orange) or neutral (white, black, gray)
You can also identify if it is a warm or cool color.
ART IS ALL AROUND YOU!!
EXTENSION: Take some of the colors that you found and create an artwork of your choice. For a challenge, try to use all 30 colors. Be creative and have fun. Feel free to email me a picture of your drawings at neal@leverettschool.org. I’d love to see what you are doing and if you are finding these activities enjoyable.
Be safe! Stay healthy! Wash your hands!
Have Fun! Love, Ms. Neal