Tuesday, December 16, 2014

4th Grade Abstract Kandinsky Murals!

4th grade artists studied the abstract art of Wassily Kandinsky. The learned about his life and artwork. They even learned about a strange condition that he had called synesthesia cognate. This condition is one that a person's senses get mixed up and he/she can hear colors and see sounds. Because of this, he would always paint while listening to music. We worked individually to create our own personal abstract artworks, then combined our smaller works into large abstract murals!

4th Grade Fashion Design with Clay

4th grade artists studied various art professions that they could be if they decided to pursue art in a career. One of these jobs is a fashion designer.  We watched a news article about a 13 year old fashion designer named Cecelia Cassini. She is so young but making a big splash in the fashion design world even at her young age. Sometimes it pays off right away to follow your dreams and sometimes it takes time. We tried our hand at fashion design when we created our own sketches of various outfits, then chose our best own to craft out of clay. (art element = form).

The slideshow that I created to go along with fashion design is viewable on the below link:

The write up of the lesson plan is below:

Kindergarten Rainbow Order Stars

Kindergarten artists read the book, "Draw me a Star" by the author and illustrator Eric Carle. We learned how to draw stars in a few different ways. We also sang the Roy G. Biv song that teaches us about rainbow order. We drew our shooting stars, and and the shooting lines be all different types of lines! (one of our art elements).  Next, we colored our shooting lines in rainbow order.