Welcome to the ART Room!

  • 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.

     

    Directions:

    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:

    (September)

     

    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:

    Hippo

    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:

    unicorn

    Click here to download the PDF file to print:

    Click here to download

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

    Sun

    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:

    Cheetah

    Click here to download the PDF to print:

    Click to download

    Color these FREE coloring pages made by Mr. Mallanda:

    EasterEgg

    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Eastereggcoloring

     

    butterflycoloring

    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Click here to download

    Fishcoloringpage

    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Click here to download

     

    Fish2

    Click here to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Fishpdf

     

    Koifish

    Click to download the PDF coloring page to print:

    Click here to download

     

    Art Lesson of the week:

    Try this:

    Straightlinesdrawingexample

    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:

    teachingforartisticbehavior.org 

Fletcher students celebrate International DOT Day 2018!

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

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