Kerri Ambrosino Sailboats Game
Are you looking for a fun summer art project to teach about women folk artists? Going to be absent and need last minute art sub plans? Fill up your sub tub with engaging art lessons like this Kerri Ambrosino art game that engages students. It’s how I get kids excited to learn art history! Step-by-step picture directions and the included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide your class from start to finish.
Teach your students about folk art as well as why Kerri Ambrosino is considered an artisan. Learn how she’s inspired by her shore community and life experiences to paint animals, flowers, and seascapes. This lesson is perfect for Women’s History Month in March.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your art room? This roll and draw art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your kids. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which kids are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
Student Directions for Kerri Ambrosino Art Lesson
You will make a Kerri Ambrosino seascape by rolling the die to collect the parts needed to make it.
- First, using light blue tempera paint and construction paper, paint some flowing lines.
- Then, using bright blue, add dots on the lines. Let it dry.
- Next, cut out three brown sailboat bottoms and three ports for each boat. Glue them on.
- Then, draw sails on heavy white drawing paper with crayons.
- To make the patterns, roll twice to pick two patterns from the first column.Draw them.
- Roll again to pick two patterns from the second column.
- And two more from the third column.
- Then, roll to select fish from the last two columns.
- Using watercolors, paint over all the sails and fish.
- Once they’re dry, cut them out.
- To finish your seascape, glue one boat higher up on the paper. Then, add the other boats so they slightly overlap.
- Lastly, glue on your fish.
I’ve included three ways kid can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a “you pick” board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I’ve added digital spinner wheels!
First, print out the Kerri Ambrosino art game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the kids during each part of the art project.
Once completed, have your class use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
2nd – 4th Grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to paint sailboats in the folk art style of Kerri Ambrosino using mixed media.
- Tempera Paints
- Heavy White Drawing Paper
- Blue Construction Paper
You Will Receive
- 13-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Kerri Ambrosino Sailboats Art Game)
- 11-Page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Kerri Ambrosino Biography Handout
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- 8, “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Practice Drawing Page
- Coloring Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file…link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)