Lesson One: Degas and Movement with Mrs. Raynor, Monday March 23rd
Lesson Two: Pointillism and George Seurat with Mrs. Raynor, Wednesday March 25th
Lesson Three: Art in the Garden with Mrs. Zimmerman, Tuesday March 24th
Lesson Four: Art in the Garden with Mrs. Zimmerman, Tuesday March 31st
Lesson Five: Live Art Lesson with Mrs. Raynor, Monday March 30th
Lesson Six: Three Dimensional Art with Mrs. Raynor, Monday April 6th
Lesson Seven: Art in the Garden with Mrs. Zimmerman, Tuesday April 7th
Lesson Eight: Texture and Shape with Mrs. Raynor, Wednesday April 8th

Lesson One

Art  – Degas and Movement

Students will learn to look at living things from the perspective of HOW THEY MOVE by sketching and studying them.

We JUST started a new study before break… the study of MOVEMENT! This is a harder concept for younger students to grasp. I believe in reminding them that we need to practice art as we practice any other sport or hobby. This reminder is beneficial in their “art self-esteem”.  Many students want give up thinking that they CAN’T, not understanding that they need to practice, practice, PRACTICE!

As a refresher, please watch:

Now you practice drawing a person walking!

3/4  and 5/6 

Below is a link that you can use to guide you through a Degas oil painting. Feel free to improvise as needed. Remember that the purpose of this study is to understand how the body moves and capture it on a canvas. Also, our goal is not to have you COPY someone’s artwork, but to learn from it and make it your own. 

Supplies needed: sketch paper or multi-purpose paper, oil pastels or colored pencils, sketching pencil, fine tip ink pen (optional)

Instructions included in video. Pause when necessary.

K/1 and 1/2 

Have your K-2nd grader complete the above “walking person” assignment. I have decided to give them an abstract assignment in movement, where they get to be creative. 

Have students watch:

Have your student select one of the options below as inspiration for their

“Art in Music and Motion” piece:

Supplies: multiple colors of construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons, pastels or markers, permanent marker

  1. Select the style of abstract (select either “music” or “dance”)
  2. Sketch the picture that you want. The last picture was drawn, colored, and then cut into 4 quadrants and re-organized to make it abstract. 
  3. Use construction paper to cut shapes to fill in your sketch.
  4. Outline any areas you want to stand out (the subject of the picture)

BOREDOM BUSTER!!! (Can be completed by all ages, but suitable for 3rd and up)

In our classroom, I have consistently been giving additional assignments for students who work ahead. This is our at home “tile”. Students can take this out and work on it when they are bored. 

Instructions included in video link below:

3D Hand Drawing – Optical Illusion

Supplies: paper, markers, ruler

  1. Trace your hand
  2. Us multiple colors to rotate drawing a line (using a ruler) on each side of your traced hand
  3. Attaching the line on both sides of the hand by making a curve to make a 3D illusion

Send pictures of completed projects to :


Lesson Two

Art-Pointillism and George Seurat

Students will learn how to blend paint and create the illusion of shape by using Pointillism. 

I am so excited to have a perfect stay at home project for your children!

In class, we watched:

Art with Mati and Dada – George Seurat

Students have already watched this video, but it will be a great reminder. We were learning about how our brains blend moving colors, as well as colors next to each other! Take a walk around the neighborhood and look at a blade or grass, a tree trunk, or a leaf. Is it one solid color? What do you see from far away vs. close up? 


Pointillism for Kids – RSE Art Appreciation

As we move through the animal kingdom, we are beginning to discuss habitat. Students have already started their desert pictures, and we have started discussing other habitats. 

K/1 and 1/2 

  1. Have your student sketch a tree with a minimal background. You can use the idea from the above POINTILLISM FOR KIDS video for younger students, and have them trace their hand  as a base for the tree. 

(We have focused A LOT on sketching over the past few weeks. How do we STUDY art? We need to practice, practice, PRACTICE like any other subject or sport!)

  1. After your student is happy with their sketch, have them trace the tree if they did not use the hand/tree method.
  2. With limited access to supplies, I will give additional options for the project. If you have paint, BRAVO! Use a Q-tip or the back of a paint brush to make individual dots to fill in the canvas. Focus on BLENDING or overlapping colors to create new ones (primary colors only) or putting colors next to each other that will create the illusion of highlights and lowlights. 
  3. If you do now have paint, thicker markers work very well!

3/4 and 5/6 

Most students have a project started at school. Since they have already had a trial run, they should have an idea of the habitat that they are interested in drawing. There are no limits to the habitat, other than keeping it simple and not adding distracting “extras”. 

  1. Sketch and perfect your pencil drawing. Check to see if you have water color paper, water color or other paint, or if you will have to use markers (or get creative 😊)
  2. Use Q-tips or the back of a paint brush to make individual dots to fill the canvas. 

THAT’S IT! Take your time and focus on highlights and lowlights. Take breaks. Take a step back and look at your project from far away.

Lesson Three


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…sink your roots in faith – take root in Gods peace – plant seeds of faith – mature in Gods timing – bring life to the moments – look for God through storms…

A time for everything !!!! Today is a great day !!!! A great day to have your children explore nature and create art inspired by their imagination!!!

Objective: Learn how to draw/paint Texas Bluebonnets!

Choose an appropriate age/skill level from the links provided below.

Head outside with the listed supplies, grab some fresh lemonade, and God’s beauty and splendors.

K/1 and 1/2: Texas Bluebonnets Painting Tutorial

Supplies Needed:

  • White or light blue paper
  • Green marker
  • White washable paint
  • Blue washable paint

3/4 and 5/6 Paint Texas Blue Bonnets

Supplies Needed:

  • Water color paper
  • Water color paper
  • White washable paint
  • Blue washable paint
  • Green washable paint
  • Fine and medium tip paint brush

Bonus Material: Unit Studies

Additional Art and Hands-On Activities:

Homework: Create extra special art to folks in time of sorrow, grief, or in need of light in their life!

Lesson Four

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Art in the Garden

Unit 2-

Sink your roots in faith – Take root in God’s peace – Plant seeds of faith – Mature in Gods timing – 

Bring life to the moments – Look for God through the storms


-Learn How to Create Poppy Flower Art – Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe-

Choose an appropriate age or skill level from the below provided links

Head outside or pick a seat with a view of nature and enjoy God’s beauty and splendors

K/1 and 1/2:  How To Draw Poppies

         Supplies: White paper, pencil or pen, then add some COLOR!!!!!!

3/4 and 5/6: Oil pastel poppies on black cardstock

Supplies: Oil or chalk pastels and black paper/cardstock

******* Don’t forget to share your completed masterpiece on Facebook with your friends*******

BONUS Materials – 

             Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe:

A Short History of the Poppy

Texas Travelin’ with Sarah Spivey: Castroville poppies

Easy paper flowers/ Poppies Art/How to make paper poppies

How many poppy flowers can you find in nature this week? 

Examine one closely, they are a true gem of nature!!


End this week with sharing an important message on how we can grow our faith. Many Blessings to you all. Looking forward to when we can all meet again! 

Faith is Like Planting a Seed | Family Home Evening Lesson

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven. Matt 5:16

Lesson Five: Live Lesson March 30th

Lesson Six: Monday April 6th with Mrs. Raynor


Students will continue to build on their understanding of movement through a hands-on, 3-Dimensional art assignment.


Read the lesson below and watch the video link provided.

Come prepared to class on April 13th with one of the following: foil, playdough, clay, homemade dough.

Art Lesson:

Welcome back! I hope you were able to at least attempt the walking stick-figure assignment! The Degas (ballet dancer) assignment from last week may take a few tries, but watching the video online and pausing as you draw is very helpful! If you haven’t tried this assignment yet, look up last week’s lesson and give it a try! Send me a picture of your finished project!

As we continue to develop the skill of drawing movement in objects, we will be looking at 3-dimensional art that you can touch! In 1949,  a man named Albert Giacometti created a sculpture  called The Square. The sculpture shows several people walking in a city square (Art Treasury is a great resource!). Giacometti enjoyed watching people walk in the street and studied their movements.


Your assignment, should you choose to take it, is to build a 3D person out of clay, foil, dough or even cardboard. Study people in your house as they walk around. Watch your neighbors as they walk through the neighborhood. Pay attention to how their arms move in relation to their legs and the rest of their body. Look at whether or not the body leans forward while it moves. What is the length of the arms in relation to the rest of the body?  Please post your projects on Facebook, Bright wheel, or bring them back next week so you can show them off!


Foil human sculpture: focus on the first portion of the video creating with foil

Lesson Seven: Tuesday, April 7th with Mrs. Zimmerman


Art in the Garden 3

Sink your roots in faith – Take root in God’s peace – Plant seeds of faith – Mature in Gods timing – 

Bring life to the moments – Look for God through the storms


Create A Garden Collage Art Page Inspired by your own backyard

This week take a step out your door to explore nature. Use not only your eyes, but also your nose to smell, your ears to hear and your hands to feel God’s gift of nature.

All Ages

Supplies Needed – 

1 Piece of paper (light in color) OR vintage book pages

Black felt tip pen



Any: Water colors, markers, and/or chalk pastels

This is where it gets fun!

– Look closely at the links and examples…….

– Get creative this is about you!

– Mixed Media:

  • Incorporate meaningful items this week in your life
  • Dried flower from your yard
  • News line headers from a newspaper or magazine
  • Print out, cut out, draw meaningful foliage (your favorite or a parents favorite plant/flower)
  • Insert a feather you found during your last family vacation. 
  • A leaf from your favorite oak tree in your front yard.
  • Find at least one item of nature to hand draw and color. For example: ant, butterfly, gecko, flower, tree

Take some time, meditate on making a memoir that is meaningful to you. Now, you have created a time capsule to share in the future!!! 

Check out these examples for ideas:

Sample Collage Pictures on Pinterest

Bullet Journaling Ideas on Pinterest

Nature Journaling on Pinterest

“Buzzzzzzzz……..Bee” ready for the next “ZOOM” Art Session: Tuesday 1pm April 7th.

“Bee” on alert for the zoom session invite link.

STUDENTS COME PREPARED: We will discuss and draw previous weeks Poppy Art Lesson 2. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. See you all then!

Lesson Eight: Wednesday, April 8th with Mrs. Raynor

Students will continue to build on their understanding of texture and shape.


Read the lesson below and watch the video links. Come prepared to class on April 15th with the following: pencil, sketch pad, eraser.

Art Lesson:

As we move onto our last full month of school, we are focusing on skills that will help us prepare for our final assignment. This assignment will focus on modern times. Cat, by Quan was created in 1747. Degas drew his ballerinas in 1897. Our study of color contrast, by Kandinsky, was painted in 1913.

Which brings us to today! We will be using our sketchbooks for the next few weeks to work on sketchings of modern day, or man-made, “things”. Please be sure to bring your materials to our ClassZoom so we can work together in our sketchbooks.


Texture, in art, gives a PERCEIVED surface quality. This means that the texture is not really there, it just looks like it is. We are drawing something on a thin, flat piece of paper. When the sketch is complete, it gives us the feeling that it is something that we can touch or hold.

Shape, in art, refers to an enclosed object. As we advance in art, it is referred to as formForm has length, width, and depth.

Using both texture, shape, and shading the artist can sketch to create the illusion of a 3-dimensional object.

K-2 Video:

3-6 Video: