Kindergarten-5th grade art lessons

River Mill Academy Elementary Art Classes  Activities

Kindergarten-3rd grades

Kindergarten through 3rd grade will enjoy these fun drawing exercises and creating the background scenes to complete the entire pictures…. Of course color is definite additional fun!   Share their art with family and me online.

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4th & 5th grades

Keith Haring is known for his bold, graphic style of art. He was born in a small town in Pennsylvania in 1958. He loved Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney and learned basic cartooning from both current culture and his father.

Haring devoted much of his time producing art to promote cultural messages. He is considered one of the most important artists of our generation.

His artwork is very relatable to children. Haring’s fun, active art is relatable and replicable. This lesson uses some of his most iconic works of art as inspiration. If you have colored paper and a black marker, you are on your way to creating some funky, active art!

Painted Tropical Fish are simply the easiest and most colorful projects to do.  As 5th graders do not copy the template, draw and cut your own fish shapes, add colors and patterns of your choice and materials.  Create 4-8 fish and construct a mobile of fish with unique character and your personality.  Hang and photograph to share with friends and me for Earth Day Wednesday April 22nd.