Welcome to the ART Room!
School Closure Links and resources:
Click on the optional links below to access resources and
activities that you can do at home during the closure of school:
Color this FREE coloring page made by Mr. Mallanda:
Click to download the PDF coloring page to print:
Art Lesson of the week:
Create a straight line drawing - Using only straight lines (yes, you can use a ruler), fill up the paper with directional lines. Follow the handout to help guide you along - Click to download the handout
Click on the link below to view a video on how to draw a Folk Art Cat using patterns of lines and shapes and color:
Then, download the PDF to use as an example or coloring sheet
Click on the link below to view a video on how to draw Flowers in a Vase, just like Vincent Vangogh!
Then, download the PDF to use as an example or coloring sheet:
Click on the link below to view a video message and drawing lesson from Mr. Mallanda:
Want to color? Here are two easter theme coloring sheets for any age:
Optional Assignments - choose one of the assignments each time you color:
1. Color only with Pastel colors (light colors).
2. Use only 3 or 4 colors.
3. Use only neutral colors (Black, White, and greys - perfect for pencil shading).
4. Use school colors (Blue, yellow or gold) and neutrals (black, white, and greys).
5. Use only neon hightlighters.
6. Use only primary colors (red, yellow, blue) or only secondary colors (orange, green, purple).
7. Use black pen or marker and draw patterns inside each of the shapes.
8. Use any color or materials you want.
Google Docs - Art lesson resources and online activities collection - A great collection of online resources for art education including some interactive activities.
Art Links and Resources - Kandinsky project and drawing activities for all grade levels.
Review the art element value if needed: How to create value video
Clover Coloring Sheet - Coloring sheet to practice/review patterns (All grade levels).
Be Kind bookmarks coloring activity - Sheet to practice coloring techniques (All grade Levels).
Additional activities grades 2-4:
Watch the two videos Mr. Mallanda created for you:
Create your own castle drawing and add color if available.
OP Art drawing activity:
Watch the video Mr. Mallanda created for you:
Create an OP art drawing like the steps in the video.
Color or fill in light and dark to create patterns.
Additional activities K-4:
Blob Creature Drawings:
Watch the video Mr. Mallanda created for you:
Follow the video above to draw a "blob" creature.
Pattern Fish K-4:
Watch these videos and stories on Pattern:
Color these sheets into patterns with light and dark colors. If you only have a pencil, use it to color light areas, dark areas, and other values of grey.
Pattern Fish Coloring Sheet 1 - Any grade level
Pattern Fish coloring sheet 2 - Any grade level
Pattern Fish Coloring sheet 3 - Any grade level
Drawing LIVE with artist Mo Wiliams:
Drawing with Mo Williams - Draw along with Kennedy Center artist in residence Mo Williams everyday. You can check in each day at the scheduled time for his live stream drawing activities and instruction.
Virtual Art Museum Tours:
**A hard copy of the Art Links and Resources is available in the office if anyone needs a copy.
*If you do not have coloring materials, you can use different shades of pencil, pens, or any other available materials you may have.
** Drawing paper and pencils are made available in the atrium for any students that need materials.
Here you will find information about the
MJ Fletcher Elementary Art program.
Check out the student gallery, click the links to the left
and check back often.
Starting in the 2019-2020 School Year, Fletcher Elementary will be transitioning to the "Teaching for Artistic Behavior" model and the Choice-Based Art Classroom.
The Choice-Based Art Classroom focuses on 3 major tenets:
1. The student is the artist.
2. The classroom is the student's studio.
3. The focus is on the process of making art to address the questions:
- What do artists do?
- Where do artists get ideas?
- How do artists make art?
While many choice-based classrooms can look and feel very different from each other and the traditional art room, Fletcher Elementary will function like this:
The 2nd-4th grade curriculum will be mixed with traditional and "teaching for artistic behavior" methods while highly structured project-based teaching and learning methods will guide students to longer-term, in-depth projects based on student choice and interest. As the year evolves, more of the choice-based classroom will be introduced.
The classroom will be divided into mini "studios" that will allow for freedom of choice for use of materials, project guidelines, and artistic creativity.
Students will be encouraged to explore new and unfamiliar materials, new methods and processes for making art, and set goals for their art-making under the time and structures alloted. Students will also be encouraged to work on improving skills and determining their own strengths and areas for improvement in art making. Students will have ample opportunities to showcase, show, display, and discuss their art, their processes, and their goals.
K-1 students will be guided by more traditional teaching methods, whole class, small group, and individual instruction for project-based learning projects. Students will have choices with selection of materials and use of materials within the studios. As these students progress throughout the year, more of the choice-based structure will be introduced.
K-4 instruction and curriculum will follow the NY State Learning Standards for Art.
The goal of transitioning to the Choice-Based Classroom follows 20+ years of research-based instructional methods for the "Teaching for Artistic Behavior" model that have demonstrated successful and positive evidence of student growth, interest, motivation, collaboration, and creativity. We are very excited to introduce this model to Fletcher Elementary and support the Jamestown Middle Schools programs that are also introducing the model this year.
To learn more about the "Teaching for Artistic Behavior Model", follow this link:
Fletcher students celebrate International DOT Day 2018!
We will be making different African masks and studying geometric patterns and symmetry. We will also discover what part of Africa masks come from and how they are used in African society.
K-1: Woyo Mask
2nd - Goma Mask
3rd and 4th - Teke Mask