3rd grade artists are studying the life and work of Henri Matisse. In his cut paper style, we created our own names! We "drew with scissors!" just like Matisse.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Kindergarten artists are beginning their Zoophonics books! They are going to be their own illustrators for their book of Zoophonics characters! Each page of the book is devoted to one letter animal that they draw and color.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
1st graders are thinking about the types of professions that someone could be if they were to become an artist. We discussed fashion designer, fine artist, architect and an entertainment designer. We looked at the book and movie of the Lorax and thought about how the artist had to think through every visual part of each scene. We created our own Loraxes using pipe cleaners, markers, paint, tissue paper and oil pastels!
5th grade artists are busy learning about the numerous career paths that art can lead us down such as: industrial design, graphic design, photography, fashion design, architecture, illustrator, entertainment designer, fine artist, museum director, art teacher..... and many more. We looked more specifically at some of the products that have been designed by industrial designers as well as the process that an industrial designer goes through to create his/her work. We designed our own guitars, considered our color schemes, and also thought about how to make the background look like you could "hear" what that guitar might sound like if it were played!
2nd graders are busy with their lesson on form with a review of neutral colors. They are creating spider candles with clay, paint, pipe cleaners, googley eyes, and a tea candle. This is a tried and true 2nd grade project.... one that many of the older kids claim as one of their favorites!
3rd grade artists are busy creating their artworks for the Program called "Square 1 art"... a program that takes kids' artwork and prints it onto various gift items like mugs, bags, jewelry, water bottles, T-shirts, etc. We reviewed cartooning faces, patterns, and warm/cool colors.
Monday, October 1, 2012
4th grade artists are learning about the contemporary artist Heather Galler, Folk Art, and Landscapes. We created our own landscapes in the patterned style of Galler. We also considered our use of color and thought about how to create line, shape and color patterns.
Kindergarten artists have been introduced to the art room and are having fun with art by way of books, songs, puppets and of course art materials!! We have had a great time reading Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar book and then used the caterpillar as inspiration for our artwork. Our artists used shape, lines, and patterns to create these wonderful hungry caterpillars!