K-5 Art   Environmental and Self Awareness

Blind Contour Portraits

Youths draw portraits of each other every 35 seconds in rotating pairs, carefully observing other’s unique features and without looking at their own drawings. Drawings are exchanged at the end.

How to Draw

Youths create their own “How to Draw” sheets sharing a visual step-by-step guide of something they are experts at drawing.

Tarik Echols Affirmation Painting

Youths define and identify affirmations for themselves ︎︎︎︎︎︎ write affirmations with crayon ︎︎︎ watercolor over


Nature Observational Drawing and Painting

Hands-on collaborative assemblage of nature (fresh flowers and shells + outdoor collecting) ︎︎︎ ︎︎︎observational drawing ︎︎︎thumbnail composition sketching ︎︎︎︎︎︎ choice drawing / painting.

Aluminium Foil Sgraffito Prints

Children sgraffito onto a sheet of foil ︎︎︎ rub crayon on paper over the foil.

Nature Rubbing Prints

Children make prints of material found in nature by rubbing a crayon on paper over the object.

This webpage is dedicated to my mentor teacher Mx. Kiki B. Thank you for your love and support.

Nature Monoprint Kites

Hands-on collaborative assemblage of nature (fresh flowers and shells) ︎︎︎ observational drawing

︎︎︎︎︎︎ mono printmaking

︎︎︎ print trading ︎︎︎︎︎︎ kite construction

︎︎︎print collage
︎︎︎ outdoor play.

Papel Picado

Youths understand local culture and symmetry through tissue paper cutting.

Aluminum Foil Fashion

Youths collaboratively take turns assisting each other on constructing wearable art using foil and tape.

Understanding Line through Wire & Embroidery

Envision sketch of object of love or joy ︎︎︎︎︎︎ wire sculpting of drawing ︎︎︎︎︎︎ observational drawing of wire sculpture ︎︎︎ embroidery of drawing.

Transportation Sculptures

Children share all the different forms of transportation that they know ︎︎︎︎︎︎ individually identify or imagine a form of transportation to build ︎︎︎︎︎︎ draw the transportation they envision ︎︎︎︎︎︎ form construction using cardboard and wood glue ︎︎︎ paint scultures.


introduction to tools ︎︎︎︎︎︎ safety collaborative acting︎︎︎ ︎︎︎ modified TAB projects ︎︎︎reflect.