Thursday, January 18, 2018

Art Art Everywhere: 2nd Grade

Hello My Amazing Artists!

The 2nd Grade knocked out some amazing art work. First they did Royal Self Portraits using collage and mixed media. They also worked hard on making Mexican Suns using plaster gauze strips and paint.

For the self portraits, they were supposed to black out any teeth they might have missing or in stages of coming in. It gives everyone such character.

We talked about observing themselves in a mirror as well as thinking about color choices. The head was painted to match their own skin tone and using oil pastels they added their facial features.

I can't believe I only took one picture of this stage!

Then once the background was colored in, the students had to add a crown (for the royal part) and a shirt. I think they are so cheerful. 

The Mexican Sun sculptures were a lesson in perseverance! It was hard to create the armature support from a paper bowl and cut triangles with masking tape. Then they had to wrap the whole thing in gooey plaster strips. 

Then the students went to town transforming the dried plaster sun into a vibrant mexican sun. These are on display outside the cafeteria for the next few weeks.

Once the rays were painted, the students cut out circles and drew on the faces. These were supposed to be ready for the Mexican Fiesta, but the snow day bumped things around. 

Art Art Everywhere: 3rd Grade

Hello My Amazing Artists!

The 3rd graders had a little fun exploring fingerprint art! They were asked to imagine what it would look like if they and their friends were all turned in to snowmen.  Notice all the extra details the students added -- expressions and flying heads -- and the longer they worked on them, the more amazing they became. Super creative work.

Art Art Everywhere: 4th Grade

Hello My Amazing Artists!

The 4th Grade has been busy too. They've worked with clay and chalk pastels.

The clay project allowed to students to explore their own creativity.  The basic form was a pinch pot. They could then add elements to transform their pinch pots into animals. (originally these were suggested to be Thanksgiving Turkeys, but my timing was off).  They needed to demonstrate good attaching skills or the pieces would fall apart in the kiln.

Then the students painted their creatures, paying special attention to complete coverage. Aren't these fantastic!!!

The students also worked with chalk pastels to create the northern lights. Using ripped construction paper and chalk pastels, these students lit up the skies. They could decide what was going on in the foreground as the lesson really focused on exploring the new chalk technique. 

Art Art Everywhere 5th Grade

Hello My Amazing Artist!

I am starting another blog with an apology. So much art has happened that I've not posted about! So here we go:

5th Grade:
They just finished their one point perspective drawings. This was a lot of careful ruler use and thinking about perspective lines. They worked VERY VERY hard. These are just a few samples. More are on display in the office for January.