Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
5th graders studied the life and work of Georgia O'Keefe. They learned that she became famous for her ability to zoom up close on her work. She liked drawing skulls, flowers and nature. Our 5th grade artists created an artwork inspired by her designs and practiced shading and blending colors as well!
5th grade artists learned about the tiles that were often used in Middle Eastern architecture. They learned that most of them are geometric or floral in design and are also symmetrical. They created their own tiles by rolling out a clay slab and then carving into them, and adding clay designs using the slip, score, seal method.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Fourth grade artists have been studying the work of the French artist, Edgar Degas. We discovered that Degas liked to paint people in motion, especially ballerinas. The fourth graders learned how to create figure drawings to show people moving in various ways. Next, they used patterns of color to surround their people to create an illusion of movement. Here are some of their masterpieces:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
2nd graders are practicing their knowledge of rainbow order on their parrots after reading the books, "Tiki Tiki Tango" and "Terrific." They used oil pastels to blend some of the colors on their parrots then watercolor paint to show different values of greens in the leaves and vines! They truly are exquisite!