Artistic Alphabet – Summer Branching Out Class

Students spent the week building, designing, painting, embellishing, coloring, illuminating and personalizing their initials in the ”Artistic Alphabet’ summer branching out class.

The first project they tackled was building an ‘Architectural Letter.’ (Lesson plan courtesy of Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/architectural-letters/)

Architectural Letters

Architectural Letters

Connor B.

Hannah T.

Isabella O.

Terrie B.

Matthew T.

The next project for the students was to write their name in ‘graffitti’ style. (Lesson plan courtesy of Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/graffiti-fun-art/)

Connor B.

Isabella O.

Hannah T.

Terrie B.

Matthew T.

Students next had a go at ‘illuminating’ their first initial. The practice of illumination dates back to the middle ages. Students used reflective gold paper in order to create an illuminated effect. (http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/illuminated-initials/)

Isabella O.

Hannah. T.

Terrie B.

Connor B.

One of the favorite projects that the students completed this week was embellishing a wooden letter with colorful buttons.

Isabella O.

Hannah T.

Terrie B.

Connor B.

Matthew T.

Another project that the students worked on was bead writing. (http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/bead-writing/) They strung beads on a length of wire and then bent the wire into the shape of their name.

Hannah T.

Isabella O.

Connor B.

Terrie B.

Matthew T.

Students created a background for their animal styled initial using paint or markers. These letters were copied from a fabulous book called, ‘Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet’ by David McLimans. 

Front Cover

Connor B.

Matthew T.

Terrie B.

Isabella O.

Hannah T.

To end the week, students designed their own pinboards once again using their initials. Cork boards were decorated with buttons, cloth letters and decorative stamps.

Connor B.

Isabella O.

Hannah T.

Matthew T.

Terrie B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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