Saturday, March 12, 2016
After studying about artist Alexander Calder, Kindergarten students cut out shapes in primary colors and arranged them intuitively on their work. They then created various lines in the background using a ruler. Their works were on display for Open House and Big Art Day.
First Graders created abstract landscapes with balloons based off of their study of Alexander Calder and his work Balloon 13.
Second Graders drew abstract people with various lines and primary colored accents after study the works of artist Alexander Calder. These works were on display for Open House and Big Art Day.
Third Grade created paintings loosely inspired by artist Alexander Calder. Each student rolled a dice to determine how many circles, wavy lines, and starburst shapes to their work. They then painted the lines black. Once dry, they filled in the rest of the area with primary colors. All of their pieces were displayed together as one large artwork.
Fourth and Fifth Graders created colorful wire self-portraits inspired by their study of artist Alexander Calder. Their work was on display for Open House which also happened to be Big Art Day.
Fourth and Fifth Grade students created their own mobiles using hangers and pipe cleaners after learning about artist Alexander Calder. Their mobiles were hung up in the hallway as a large display for Open House and Big Art Day. In the last two pictures you can also see the collaborative paintings that the students worked on as they finished other projects.
During a study of artist Alexander Calder, Kinder through Third Grade students created crazy line sculptures out of air-dry clay and pipe cleaners. The students displayed these on their homeroom desks for Open House which also happened to be Big Art Day.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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.