Art Enrichment- Week 6


We are continuing to talk about 3D shapes. You use 3D shapes not only in art, but also in math!
Last week we found out what faces each shape had by creating a sun-print. 

The cone, sphere, and the cylinder all had a circle for their face.

The cube had a square face which makes it different than the rest!

Today, I would like you all to try to make each of our 3D shapes.
You can use play-doh, play sand, or you can use my recipe below to make salt dough.


1/2 cup flour
1/4 water
1/4 salt

Mix flour and salt into a bowl. Slowly mix in a few tablespoons of water at a time until dough is easy to handle. Knead. Let rest for 20 minutes. 

Try your best to create those shapes, remembering what  face each shape should have.

The face is where the shape "sits"

After you have created your shapes please label your shapes on a piece of paper.

Lastly, what happens when you smoosh your shape? Do they create the shape of their face?

First Grade

Learning target: I can create an abstract piece of art using shapes.

Abstract art means that whatever you draw does not have to look real.

We are going to focus on these shapes for our project:

Circle, Oval, Rectangle, square, Rhombus (or diamond) and Triangle

We are going to try to create a piece of work drawing fruit or vegetables, but only using those shapes listed above! Notice my leaves and stems are rectangles and triangles!

Remember because it is abstract they do not have to look exact. By using color, it will help show the fruit you are trying to draw.

I included an example of my work. Can you create other vegetables or fruits?


Second Grade

Learning target: I can use shapes, measurement, and pattern to make a version of a Kente cloth.
Kente cloth is thin strips woven together to create a fabric. It is usually wrapped around the shoulders and waist like a toga and typically only worn by men.

Items needed:

Piece of paper
Your choice of coloring medium ( crayons, markers, paint, colored pencils)

We are going to be using a ruler to measure out sections of our kente cloth. When we use a ruler to measure we are just simply using addition!

For example:  2 inches + 4 inches  = ? inches

1) Make sure your paper is horizontally in front of you.

2) Take your ruler, and line it up to the short edge of your paper.  Make sure the numbers are closest to the the paper, and that the number 1 is at the top.

3) We are now going to measure out and draw 4 lines. 

- Our first line will be 2 inches, so you should place a mark on the number 2.

- Our second line will be 1 inch long, so 2 + 1 = 3. Your next mark will be placed on 3.

- Our third line will be 2.5 inches long. We are at 3. So 3 + 2 + .5 = 5.5 inches. 

- Our final line is 1 inch. So you will mark 6.5 on your ruler.

  I included a photo to help with the measurements!
4) Once your lines are marked, draw a horizontal line across the length of your paper.

5) Now you should have four lines, but sections.

-Fill with first section with three- sided shape, or triangles.

  • Fill the second section with four sided shapes, squares or rectangles
  • Fill the third with different four sided shapes, rhombuses and rectangles.
  • Fill the fourth with a five-sided shape, or a pentagon
  • Fill the the final section with a six sided shape, or hexagon.
  • 6) Then color each section in using a pattern of colors!


Third Grade

Op-art is short for optical art, which means it is a version of an optical illusion.

Learning target: I can use known math tools and terms to create an op-art


piece of paper



coloring medium of your choice

 1) First, we are going to make our paper into a 1/4 fraction. You will do this by folding your paper in half, and then in half again.

2) Open your paper to see the four boxes you created.

Draw one quadrilateral into each of the four boxes. Making sure the shape isn't too small.

Remember: quadrilaterals are shapes that have four sides. Example: Rectangle, square, trapezoid, rhombus

3) You need your ruler for this next step. Line your ruler up to the bottom of the page with the numbers closest to the paper, and making sure the first line is up to the edge.

4) You are going to mark a line every 1/2 inch (.5) across the bottom of your paper.

5) Repeat this step across the top.

6) Next holding your ruler vertically, match up both dots on the bottom and top of your paper and draw a line connecting them. Connect all lines. Make sure you draw a line through each shape.

7) Next, choose one color. You will color in every other line. Be sure NOT to color in the shape!

8) Once your lines are colored in, you will then color in the shapes. You do this by coloring in the opposite line!

Fourth Grade
Learning target: I can use terms used in Geometry and simple math operations to create an abstract piece of art.


piece of paper - ruler

pencil- coloring medium

You can place your line, shapes and angles where ever you would like!

1) Add the month and day you were born together. ( Example: August 4th would be 8 + 4 =12 )

- If your answer is

2-20: Draw an acute angle

21-30: Draw an obtuse angle

31-43: Draw a right angle

2) If you are the oldest sibling in your family : draw a set of perpendicular lines

If you are the middle child in your family : draw a set of parallel lines
If you are the youngest, or an only child : draw two sets of parallel lines

3) If you have 2-4 people in your family draw a vertical line (up and down)

If you have 4 or more people in your family draw a horizontal line (side to side)

4) Take the ages of everyone who lives in your house, include yourself and add them together. ( Example 2 people live in my house: 26 + 29= 55)

- If your answer is 25-55 draw an acute triangle

If your answer 56-85 draw a right triangle

If your answer is 86 or higher draw an equilateral triangle

5) Draw a point anywhere on your paper for the number of siblings you have.

Then, draw a circle around those dots.