Thank you so much for your flexibility and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. My goal for our digital art lessons is to make them as enjoyable at home as they are in school. Here's how art classes will function:
The Schedule: Please note the art schedule above. While I am not holding 'official' art classes, this will help you in scheduling your child's art time.
The Assignments: The tabs starting with an asterisk (*) contain a menu of activities and projects that are both grade-specific and general. Your child can pick and choose which ones they want to work on, then work at their own pace. Depending on degree of difficulty, students in 3rd and 4th grade should aim for completing 2 to 4 projects a week. Second grade 2 projects, and K & first 1 project. Of course if your child wants to do more, by all means, let them!
For First Graders Only: Before the shutdown, we started a unit on primary and secondary colors. If you have a first grader, they should work on the projects on that page first.
Materials: Please do not go out and buy a bunch of art supplies! You probably have most of what you need right in your home. Some of the projects only require a pencil and paper. These are the basics you'll need:
- Paper: please use scrap paper whenever possible. Many of your child's best creations were made on the back of paper I dug out of our recycling bins. You can also use newspaper, the inside of wrapping paper, paper bags, the back of envelopes, cardboard and poster board, and anything else you can thing of. Be creative!
- Crayons and/or colored pencils
- Glue: glue sticks or white glue. If you have neither, you can make a simple glue with ingredients you probably already have at home.
- If your child wants to make a collage but you don't have construction paper, consider using wrapping paper, newspaper, cereal boxes or other food packaging that is brightly colored and can be cut up. Sewing boxes and junk drawers are also great sources for collage supplies.
- How to turn in work:
- Kindergarten & First: You can upload to Artsonia (see next step) or you can post to my Seesaw classroom
- Upload to Artsonia: Download the Artsonia 6.0 app in the Apple or Android app store, then enter this access code: PYBN-RXWD. Artsonia gives you all the instructions here.
- All artwork should have your child's name, grade and class on the back in pencil. No identifying info should be on the front. And please DO NOT post pictures of your child.
- Be sure to post under the appropriate project heading. If you accidentally post in the wrong place, it's easy to move. If you have any trouble, please email me.
- If you have any questions, please contact Artsonia at 800-869-9974 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They are very good about getting back to you.
- Don't have an Artsonia account? No worries. You can email me a photograph of your child's work or, if you'd like to set up an Artsonia account, just let me know and I'll take care of it.
Thank you so much. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.
Stay healthy and happy creating!