Tuesday, April 30, 2013

4th Grade Van Gogh Sunflowers

4th graders learned about artist Vincent van Gogh.  We talked about his style and and his use of short impressionistic brushstrokes.  

Our particular focus was on his Sunflowers painting.  

We also watched this reading of Laurence Anholt's book, Camille and the Sunflowers, based off the Sunflowers painting by Vincent van Gogh.

Here are the 4th Grade interpretation of the painting.

4th Grade Georgia O'Keeffe Flowers

4th Graders learned about artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her art endeavors.  Students explored her style of taking a real object and abstracting it.  We too, like Georgia O'Keeffe used the flower as subject matter. Student were to zoom in as if they had a "bug's eye view."  Student then painted their flower using complementary colors.

Monday, April 29, 2013

1st Grade Warm/Cool Cool Umbrellas

1st Graders discussed warm and cool colors and in honor of the many rainy days we have had we made brightly colored umbrellas to keep us dry. Students painted raindrops on their cool colored backgrounds and to make sure we didn't have a gloomy rainy day we added a little glitter (something I never like to use because of the mess).

They turned out really awesome:

Friday, April 19, 2013

5th Grade M&M Value Study

5th graders discussed value and shading.  We started out by doing shading and value exercises with pencil.  We then did the same thing using color.  Students were to pick an M&M character and use shading and value techniques using oil pastels to create the look of a 3D M&M. Students loved this.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kindergarten Self Portraits

Kindergarteners did a wonderful job on this self portrait project.  The biggest problem I see across all age groups is students not making a large enough shaped face.  To solve this problem students used a stencil to create the face shape.  We did a step by step drawing as to wear all of our facial features go on our face.  Students colored them with crayon and used watercolor for the background.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

6th Grade Super Heroes

6th graders explored grid drawing super heroes.  They first created a 1in by 1in grid, students then had about 8 different characters they could choose from the draw.  Here are some of the results:


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adaptive Art Alligators

2nd Grade Cubism Picasso Faces

2nd Graders learned about the artist Pablo Picasso.  They were fascinated and curious about the unusual faces he made.  We talked about the style of art he invented called Cubism. Cubism is a style that Picasso used to create paintings using cubes, cones, spheres and other geometric shapes.  After we looked at some of Piccaso's Cubist style artworks 2nd graders created their own using different shapes of construction paper, sharpie marker, and oil pastel.

We read this book by Jonah Winter.  This was a great book for 2nd Graders to read--they loved it!