Welcome to the ART Room!

  • 2022-2023 School Year - 


    NEW Project:

    1. Watch the videos on NEURO ART:



    Watch this video to see how to 

    "round off" lines. You can fast forward

    to 4:00.




    2. Make your own NEURO ART -

    ----- Draw with pencil first!

    ----- Trace with a dark marker (Sharpie) or a color.

    ----- Add color in the studios.



    Old projects:

    1. Watch the Video:


    2. Make a ZENTANGLE design like the video, but use your own patterns.


    - Add color if time allows.


    1. Watch the video:


    2. Make a picture using one or more numbers. 

    Challenge: Make a picture using 3 or more numbers.

    How many numbers can you use in your picture?

    3. Add color using the studios.




    1. Create a work of art using only triangles.

    - Draw with pencil first - Trace the triangles & add details.

    - Add color at studios.

    Want a challenge?





    1. Work on Paper Mache rock project.

    - Add color at the studios


    - work on a second one (Make anything you want with paper mache).


    2. Free draw or free color using the drawing studio materials.



    How to Paper Mache Video:


    Click below for inspiration from the works of Adam Frezza and Terry Chiao (Chiaozza Art):

    Cartoon Plant Sculptures


    The Herman Miller Sculptures

    Watch these videos for inspiration:


    Watch this video:




    What do I do when done?

    1. Finish any artwork you need to.

    2. Work on designing your portfolio.

    3. Make free art or practice a skill.

    4. Work on a coloring sheet.

    5. Explore the digital art games and apps (link below).


    Older pojects:


    Focus Activity: WATCH THESE VIDEOS-



    1. Finish the projects from earlier in the year.


    2. Design the front of your portfolio.


    3. Work on ART skills with free art.


    4. Work on a color sheet.


    5. Visit this site to explore the ART Apps and games:



     March Lessons:


    1. Click on the videos to watch-




    Watch this one next:




    2. Get your paper and draw your own folded art animation using PENCIL FIRST.

    3. Trace with sharpies.

    4. Add color at studios of your choice.


    Finish Early?

    -Make another

    -Free Draw

    -Work on a coloring page




    LESSON from previous week:

    click here:

    Abstract Letter Art





    2021-2022 School Year:

    2021-2022 Virtual District Art Show is now LIVE!

    Scan the QR code below to view the show:

    District art show



    June 7th-11 (K-1):


    June 1-End of year (2nd-4th Grades):

    Create a story board.

    Day 1 - Create a character or series of characters.

    Day 2 - Create a storyboard with your character(s).

    Check out the links below for ideas:

    Click here for ideas



    Click here for ideas too!





    May 10-14 (2nd-4th Grades):

    Design a new sneaker!    Click link here for ideas

    1. Use the handouts or draw your own. Design and color a new sneaker for gym class or your favorite sport. Celebrate physical fitness and sport month!



    May 3rd-7th:

    Work day for all classes. Finish work for the district art show and/or Fletcher Gallery.


    April 26-30 (K-4th Grades) - FOLLOW ALL OF THE STEPS BELOW!

    1. Watch the video below:

     2. Use the links below to get ideas of how to draw your own flowers in a vase. Use Vincent VanGogh's "sunflowers" and the story as inspiration.


    3. Draw your own flowers in a vase.

    4. Outline your drawing (trace the pencil marks with black or color).

    5. Color in your work of art and color the background.



    April 19-23 (2nd-4th Grades)

    1. Watch the two videos below.

    2. Make your own "illuminated letter" with pencil. Do not copy from the videos. Come up with your own ideas.

    3. Add color with any materials you choose to use.



    April 12-16: (2nd-4th Grades)

    1. Watch the first video.

    2. Watch the second video to the 1:30 mark for ideas. (You do not need to watch the rest of the video).

    3. Make your own "action art" drawing. Do NOT copy the videos. Come up with your own ideas.


    K-1st grades: (April 12-30)

    How to draw flowers:

    Day1 - Tulips

    Day 2 - Circle center

    Day 3 - Vangogh style in vase





    March 22-26:

    ---> A Parody is when you take a famous work of art and make it into something funny or different than what is was.

    1. Click the links below and view the slideshow on how to make a parody in art.

    2. Use the Mona Lisa handout to draw your own parody.

    3. Color in your complete picture (no white spaces).

    **Use the background as well.

    **Be sure to stay in your lines when coloring.


    MARCH 15-19:

    Grades 1-4 - Finishing Butterflies

    Grade K - Coloring Practice


    All classes should watch this video for excellent coloring tricks with crayons!


    March 8-12

    Grades 1-4 - 

    1. Choose a butterfly sheet.

    2. Design the butterfly any way you want.

    3. Cut out the butterfly and put name on the back.

    4. Give to Mr. M to include on our butterfly wall.



    Rainbow Butterflies -

    Watch the two videos and make your own rainbow butterfly.





    (K-4) -

    I can create art using lines, shapes, colors, and patterns.

    I can color neatly and completely.

    I can create an interesting composition.


    COMPOSITION: How an artist puts elements (lines, shapes, colors) in a space.


    1. Watch the videos below:


     2. Create your own silly shamrock using the outline sheet provided.

    - Draw your own designs. Do not copy from the video.


    - Color neatly and completely!


    Top 10 IDEAS to get you started:

    1. Use colors in the same color family (like greens and blues and purples).

    2. Use different shades of the same color (Lights and darks of the same color).

    3. Use only primary or only secondary colors.

    4. Use opposite colors for high contrast. (green with yellow, or red with green).

    5. Use only 3 or 4 of your favorite colors.

    6. Really challenge yourself with only 2 colors!

    7. Use the colors of your favorite team.

    8. Use only earth tones (browns, tans, greens, grays).

    9. Use your favorite holiday colors.

    10. Use only black and white and grays. 


    February 22-26:

    (Grades K-4)


    Celebrating the 100th day of school!


    1. Choose a shape.

    2. Draw that shape 100 times on your paper any way you want.

    3. Trace your pencil marks with a dark color.

    4. Color your shapes and background.


    February 8-12

    (Grades K-4)


    Watch the video and follow the directions in the video:



    February 1- February 5

    Grades K-4


    1. Look at the two links below.


    2. Create an artwork with a heart theme.

         ---->> You may draw your own hearts or use a stencil.

         ---->> Use all of your paper!



    January 11-22 (Grades 2-4):



    African Mask Directions:

    1. Go to the art page (YOU ARE HERE!)

    2. Watch all the videos and look at all the links.

    3. Choose what type of African Mask you want to do:

             Woyo, Teke, or Goma.

    4. Fold your paper in half.

    5. Draw the outside edge of one half of your mask.

    6. Cut on the line and unfold your mask. Your mask will be the same on both sides.

    7. Draw your mask details (eyes, mouth, lines, shapes, and patterns). 

    8. Outline (trace all pencil marks) and color your mask.

    9. Write your name and class on back.

    10. Turn in to Mr. Mallanda.


    1. Watch the video below to get started making your mask:


    2. Explore the links below to choose what kind of African mask you want to make:


    Grades K-1:

    January 18-22


    1. Watch the videos below.

    2. Create your own color monster with the emotion(s) you choose.

    3. Add color that goes with your emotion.

    Click here to download and print the color monster page.


    January 11-15


    warmcoolfish1 warmcoolfish2


    Watch the video on warm and cool colors:


    Color the coloring sheets with Warm colors and Cool colors.

    Color the fish with warm colors and the background with cool colors.

    Warm colors - Red, yellow, orange

    Cool colors - Blue, green, purple 


    Fish #1

    Fish #2


    January Remote Lesson

    (Grades 2-4 - Week of January 4-8)



    1. Watch the video below.

    2. Using the paper we gave you, create a radial pattern using pencil.

    3. Coloring is optional for now. We will give you the time to color when we return to school.

    **If you do not have the circle handout, click here to view/download and print:

    Click here to view/dowload and print



     Grades K-1 January Remote Week Lesson:


    1. Using the directions, paper we gave you, and a pencil, create one fish or many fish to fill up your paper.

    2. Draw designs and patterns inside the fish.

    3. Coloring is optional. We will give you time to color when we return to school.

    **If you do not have your packet with the directions, click the link below to view/download the PDF:

     Click here to view/download the directions.



    December Lessons:

    Grades 3 & 4:

    1. Watch the video below, draw, and color the project.

    2. Use the links below to explore Picasso's work and get ideas.


     Grade 2:

    1. Watch the video below on COMPOSITION.

    2. Explore the links below to get ideas and make your own COMPOSITION with cut paper.


    Grades K-1:

    1. Watch the video on PRIMARY COLORS.

    2. Explore the links below to get ideas.

    3. Create your own Primary Color collage using strips of paper.





    Grades 1-4


    1. Watch the video and look at the examples and steps in the links below.

    2. Draw your own castle with pencil and the paper provided to you.

    3. Bring your drawing back to school with you when you return.



  • Kindergarten Directions:

    1. Follow the steps below to draw a penguin.

    2. Draw a background or design around your penguin.

    How to draw a penguin

  • Here is where you will find all of the information for the art program at Fletcher Elementary School. We have links for monthly projects, resources for students in distance learning and in-class learning, and fun activities for all students to explore art skills and knowledge in the fine arts. In addition to our in-school gallery, a virtual/digital gallery will be coming soon! 


    In the fine arts program, students focus on the elements and principles of art, learn about famous artists, explore arts of different cultures, and practice their art making skills in a wide variety of medium and materials. In art, we integrate both technological and traditional teaching methods so that students maintain high levels of engagement and are delivered an effective and motivational education that involve the 4 modalities of learning (visual, auditory, sensory, and kinestetic). We also provide a choice-based model (modified due to COVID) of learning where students can feel a sense of ownership and responsibility in their work and outcomes. 


  • November Lessons:

    Directions: Watch the videos below, draw, and color with the lesson.


     How to draw a Turkey beginner:


     How to draw a Turkey Advanced:


    How to draw an Owl:



    Crumpled paper abstract doodles

    (exploring line)


    1. Follow the directions in the links below. Examples are in the link for the directions.

    2. Watch the video on lines to get ideas of different types and variations of lines (line qualities).

    3. Create your work in pencil first, then add color or black if you wish.


    How to draw a robot:


    1. Explore the links below. Look for the different shapes in the examples.

    2. Watch the video on shapes.

    3. Watch the music video on how to look for shapes.

    4. Draw a robot using different shapes.

    5. Color or shade your robot.

  • October Lessons:

    Dot to dot creature drawings with Piet Mondrian.

    Look at the works of Piet Mondrian and create your own

    creatures by connecting dots using lines.

    I can statements (objectives):

    I can create using dots, lines, and shapes.

    I can identify a contour.

    I can identify an outline.



    1. Explore the links below. (ignore the links in orange).

    2. Complete the project to create a creature using the dot to dot method.

  • 2020-2021 International DOT Day Lesson:



    Watch "THE DOT", by Peter Reynolds

    Download the DOT DAY project handout here

    Dot Project directions

    DOT examples

    Dot Day Artwork examples video

    Watch Peter Reynold create an example with DOTS!



    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:


    Don't have materials at home? Check out this online drawing and coloring tool. It's free and artwork can be saved and printed. There is also a huge selection of coloring pages that are also free.

    Click here to go to Kids Paint


    Drawing and Art Videos/Instruction by Mr. Mallanda, and Links:


    How to draw value in your art:

    Click here to view the video by Mr. Mallanda


    How to create a texture monster:

    Click here to view the video by Mr. Mallanda


    How to draw a Hippopotamus instructional art video:


    Go to the youtube video - click here

    Download the PDF to print and color - Click Here


    How to make stained glass using crumpled paper video instruction:

    Check out this video by Mr. Mallanda on how to make easy stained glass using simple materials:

    Click to view video on youtube


    How to draw an elephant:

    Click here to go to the link


    Coloring practice:

    Color this FREE unicorn coloring page made by Mr. Mallanda:


    Click here to download the PDF file to print:

    Click here to download

    Color this Free Sun coloring page made by Mr. Mallanda:


    Click here to download the FREE PDF to print:

    Click here to download and print

    Color this Free Spring dragonfly coloring page made by Mr. Mallanda: 

    Dragonfly Coloring page

    Click here to download the FREE PDF to print:

    Click here to download

    Color this FREE coloring page for Earth Week made by Mr. Mallanda as you learn more about Earth Day and Earth Week:

    EarthWeekColoring Page

    Click here to download the PDF to print:

    Click here to download

    Color this FREE coloring page made by Mr. Mallanda as you learn more about Cheetahs:


    Click here to download the PDF to print:

    Click to download

    Color these FREE coloring pages made by Mr. Mallanda:


    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:




    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Click here to download


    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Click here to download



    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:




    Click to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Click here to download


    Art Lesson of the week:

    Try this:


    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:

    Folk art cat video

    Then, download the PDF to use as an example or coloring sheet

    Folk art cat coloring page



    Click on the link below to view a video on how to draw Flowers in a Vase, just like Vincent Vangogh!

    Click here to view the video on Youtube

    Then, download the PDF to use as an example or coloring sheet:

    Flowers in a Vase Coloring Sheet and example



    Click on the link below to view a video message and drawing lesson from Mr. Mallanda:

    Bunny Drawing Lesson

    Download the Bunny Coloring page here.


    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.


    Easter eggs coloring page - click to download PDF

    Easter Scene coloring page - Click to download PDF



    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:


    Castle Sketch:

    Watch the two videos Mr. Mallanda created for you:

    Castle Sketch

    Crayon Resist Castle


    Create your own castle drawing and add color if available.


    OP Art drawing activity:

    Watch the video Mr. Mallanda created for you:

    OP art drawing


    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:

    Art Activities Handout


     Blob Creature Drawings:

    Watch the video Mr. Mallanda created for you:

    Blob creature drawing


    Follow the video above to draw a "blob" creature.


    Pattern Fish K-4:

    Watch these videos and stories on Pattern:

    "Pattern Fish" by Trudy Harris

    Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister


    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.


    K-1 coloring page

    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.


    Direct link to Kennedy center live feed - 1pm everyday


    Virtual Art Museum Tours:

    Guggenheim Museum - NY City

    British Museum - London

    National Gallery of Art - Washington, D.C.

    Musee d'Orsay - Paris, France

    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - Korea

    VanGogh Museum - Amsterdam







    **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.


    Painting to music 2017

    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:


MJ Fletcher Students Celebrate International DOT Day!
MJ Fletcher Students celebrate International DOT Day!
MJ Fletcher Students celebrate International DOT Day!

Fletcher students celebrate International DOT Day 2018!