• Wallingford Elementary School

    Distance Learning

    Art Curriculum

    *updated 6/1/20*

     

     
     

    The K-12 art department will provide opportunities to nurture artistic habits with artwork designed to support creative thinking.  These projects are designed to be equitable and empathetic to our students and their families during this challenging time.

    The elementary art department is offering artistic exercises on a menu of choices. These options are meant for all students K-5, with tiered options for each grade level.  

     

    New work will be posted by 8:00am each Monday.

     

    I would love to see your art work! If you want to share, please feel free to email me: sryan@wssd.org.  Please let me know when you email me if it is ok for me to share your artwork with the greater WSSD community!

     

    I will be available from 10:00-12:00, and 1:30-3:30 each day if you need me!

     

     I miss you all and can't wait until we can create together again soon!    

     

    - Mrs. Ryan :)

     

     
    *Update on submitting art work for Spring 2020:
    The link below is how you will submit the art projects you completed this spring during your time spent at home. You will not be uploading images on the form because it requires all students to use their WSSD gmail account that many of our younger students and families are not familiar with. However, feel free to share your images with me via email at sryan@wssd.org.  Students who are familiar with their WSSD gmail log-in can share directly with me there at sryan@wssdgmail.org.

    If possible, please submit your responses through this form by Friday May, 22.

    I want to thank the students and families who have already submitted beautiful pieces to me over the last several weeks. Receiving art work in emails has truly brightened each day!

    I hope you all stay healthy and safe in the coming weeks, I miss you all!
     
    To complete the form, click HERE
     
    Monday 6/1/20
    The theme for this week's art project is SUMMER!  There is one project for now, over the coming days I will share some ideas of things you could do over the summer to stay creative!  Keep in touch!
     
    sunglasses
     
     
    Tuesday 5/27/20
    The theme for this week's art projects is water!  When you are finished, I would love for you to share with me!  
     
    wave
     
    pool
     
     
    Monday 5/18/20
    The theme for this week's art projects is lines & patterns in art from around the world!  When you are finished, I would love for you to share with me!
     
    sarah
     
    rangoli
     
    ndebele
     
     
     
    Monday 5/11/20
    The theme for this week's art projects is local artists.  Check out three very different local artists and try a project inspired by one!  When you are finished, I would love for you to share with me!
     
    barker
     
    lugo
     
    Amberella
     
     
    Monday 5/4/20
    The theme for this week's art projects is the art of portraiture.  This week there is an art analysis option that gives you a choice of writing instead of drawing.  Learning how to look at a piece of art helps make us better artists!  You can do one, or all three lessons to maximize your at home art time.  When you are finished,  I would love for you to share with me!
     
     
     
    frida
     
     
    klee
     
     
    Monday 4/27/20
    The theme for this week's art projects is storytelling.  There are two options below that offer artmaking opportunities related to telling a story or illustrating a scene from your favorite book.  Each activity is designed for students K-5 with tiered options for different grade levels.  You can do one, or all three lessons to maximize your at home art time.  When you are finished, email me a photo of your work!  I miss you all :)
     
    animation
     
    If you are interested in turning your animation squares into a flip book, here is a video that will show you how:
     
     
    tar beach
     
     
     
    Monday 4/20/20
    This Wednesday is Earth Day!  The art projects this week all connect to celebrating our planet and appreciating the beauty that surrounds us.  
    Each activity is designed for students K-5 with tiered options for different grade levels.  When you are finished, email me a photo of your work!  Enjoy :)
     
     
     here is a clickable link to the Audubon Society YouTube page: Audubon Society YouTube
     
     
     
    Please also see the message below from Art Goes to School!
     
    "Hello from your friends at Art Goes to School.   We are deeply saddened we were not able to get our Spring portfolio presentation to all the children before schools were closed.  One of our members put together this slide show and audio of a few of the artworks.  We would be thrilled if you took a few moments and shared with your children.   We miss being in the classroom with them and all of their amazing art insights."
     
     
     
    Monday 4/13/20
    This week's theme is "Art History" and features some of my favorite artists!  Each activity is designed for students K-5 with tiered options for different grade levels.  When you are finished, email me a photo of your work!  Enjoy :)
     
    Here are two sample outlines for the Georgia O'Keeffe project!
    O'Keeffe outline
     
    cake
     
     
    Monday 4/6/20
    Here are links to three activities.  Each activity is designed for students K-5 with tiered options for different grade levels.  When you are finished, email me a photo of your work!  Enjoy :)
     
     
    Robot time lapse  check out this time lapse video of how to draw your robot!
     
     
     
    Monday 3/30/20
     
    Here are links to three activities.  Each activity is designed for students K-5 with tiered options for different grade levels.  If you cannot access the Google Document, below are screen shots of each lesson.
    Enjoy!
     
     
     
     
     
    see an example of my work below for the Color Wheel project!
     
    color wheel
     
     
     
    Art 1
    Art 2
     
    Art 3
    Art 4
    Art 5
    Art 6
    Art 7