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Monday, September 28, 2015
As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the 4th and 5th graders wrote art critiques over Alligator Effigy Vessel from Chorotega, Costa Rica. Art critiques are a part of our curriculum to encourage the students to think and write critically about art using appropriate vocabulary.
As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the 4th and 5th graders wrote art critiques over Pepe Santiago's wood carved sculpture, Lizard Alebrije. Art critiques are a part of our curriculum to encourage the students to think and write critically about art using appropriate vocabulary.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Kindergarten created abstract paintings based on the works of Wassily Kandinsky. They first used cardboard tubes to stamp black circles all over their paper. They then added implied texture by printing small circles on top with bubble wrap and peach paint. Once these had both dried, the water colored the inside of the circles and painted over the rest of the white space. The use of water colors on top of the peach tempera paint allowed the bubble wrap design to still show through.
The students typically work on collaborative projects each Friday once their individual projects are completed. During our study of Wayne Thiebaud, the students created large scale drawings, paintings, and collages of cupcakes and cakes. Some of the cakes were painted with water colors. Some of the collages were made with torn and cut pieces of paper. Other collages were created with magazine pictures in a color blocking style. These were displayed in our cafeteria on three new display panels our school was able to purchase this year. We use the panels as backgrounds for music programs and to display art throughout the year.
During a study over artist Wayne Thiebaud, fifth grade drew and cut out their own template of a donut. They then used their template to draw repeating and overlapping donuts to fill an entire picture plane. They added various details to their donuts. Their work was displayed in the hallways at Open House.
Fourth graders learned how to draw three tier cakes as a part of our study on artist Wayne Thiebaud. They reviewed basic types of lines and used those lines to create interesting designs on their cakes. We discussed various jobs that you can have as an artist including a cake designer. They then added a border with various lines.The students outlined their drawings in permanent marker and then painted them with water colors. These were displayed across from the art room as a part of a larger Wayne Thiebaud inspired display at Open House.
Third Graders had a mini measurement lesson during our study over artist Wayne Thiebaud. The had to measure four popsicles, two on each side, that were exactly five inches long. As a part of this lesson, we talked about symmetry and repetition. They then worked together to add white to various colors of tempera paint to make lighter tints to paint their popsicles. These were displayed as a part of Open House.
Second graders drew various ice creams cones in a radial design as a part of an artist study on Wayne Thiebaud. They completed their drawings with colored pencils, markers, and crayons. They mounted their designs on colored construction paper. Their work was displayed for Open House as a part of a larger Wayne Thiebaud inspired display.
First Grade used pieces of cut paper to create ice cream cones inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud. They folded a piece of construction paper in half and cut out a triangle shape thus creating two at once. They glued these onto a piece of paper folded in half vertically. They then cut various colored papers into small squares and rectangles. They glued this into rounded shapes on top of the triangular cones to create ice cream scoops. These were on display for their families to enjoy at our Open House.
While studying artist Wayne Thiebaud, Kindergarten drew ice cream cones filling the entire picture plane. They started by folding their paper in half vertically. They drew one ice cream cone with details and then had to repeat the exact same drawing on the right side. They then traced them with colored pencils and painted them with water colors. These were displayed for Open House as a part of our larger Wayne Thiebaud display.
Fifth graders learned how to draw their tier cakes as a part of an artist study over Wayne Thiebaud. After drawing their cakes with white colored pencils on black paper, they colored them white with oil pastels. They then chose to colors to add shadows on the sides of the cake. These cakes were displayed outside the art room for Open House.
Fourth Graders looked at various pieces created by artist Wayne Thiebaud. After discussing the images, they drew an old fashioned ice cream of their choice. They used crayons and colored pencils to complete their drawings. These were proudly displayed in our hallway as a part of Open House.
As a part of an artist study over Wayne Thiebaud, third graders learned how to draw cupcakes sitting on a table at different locations to give the perception of one being in front, one being in the middle, and one being at the back. They used oil pastels to add color to their drawings. Their work was displayed in our hallway for Open House.
Second graders learned to draw a cupcake using the entire picture plane as a part of our school wide Wayne Thiebaud artist study. After drawing, they painted their pictures with water colors and cut them out. They mounted them on black construction paper. These were displayed in our back hallway for Open House.