3rd grade artists are learning about Leonardo da Vinci and comparing his work to the work of Jackson Pollock! They learned about how da Vinci was an incredible inventor and that he was the first to create the designs for a robot! He was also an incredible realistic artist, much unlike Jackson Pollock's Splatter Art. We combined our knowledge of both to create our own robots with a splatter art background.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kindergarten artists are learning about the Art Elements. Specifically the elements of line, shape and pattern. We read books about owls and drew our own using shapes. We added pattern in the owl, the background, and the frame.
I can use pattern in my art.
I can distinguish between warm and cool colors.
I can see shapes in art and use them to draw my own owl
1st grade artists are learning about the differences between illustrators and authors, specifically in the "Rainbow Fish" series. We zoomed up on our fish so much that we don't even see the entire fish! We also talked about space and overlapping so that some weeds, sand and bubbles are in front or behind each other. We used pattern in our rainbow scales!
I can describe the difference between an illustrator and author.
I can create pattern with fish scales
I can show space using overlapping
5th grade artists are learning about Grant Wood's life and work. We talked about why "American Gothic" has become so famous. We discussed how artists use parody to reference a famous work of art and change it some way to make a statement. Check out all the creative ideas our kids came up with!
I can describe what a parody is
I can list at least 6 facts about Grant Wood's life and work.
I can create my own parody of American Gothic
Jamestown Upper 3rd-5th graders are working collaboratively on a collage mural to decorate our new classroom! What better word than "CREATE!" They are reviewing value as they cut out magazine pieces for the extra large board! We will be working on it on and off as kids finish up other projects and have extra time. We can't wait to see it completed and hanging on our wall!
Sunday, December 18, 2016
3rd Grade artists read the books "Snowmen at Christmas" and thought about the art career of an illustrator. We created various snowmen characters from a "worm's eye view" in preparation for our 3D clay ornament snowmen!
We used these snowmen sheets to help us think of ideas!
I can describe what an illustrator does
I can list some art careers.'
I can use a 2D image to create a 3D snowmen.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
5th grade students participated in a "Genius Hour" project as a culmination of all the amazing art skills that they have learned in elementary school!