Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New England Autumn Landscapes-4th grade

This artwork is a little late getting displayed, but better late than never!

Amy-4th gr.

Matteo-4th grade

Ashley-4th grade

4th graders created a New England autumn landscape in connection with their social studies unit on regions.  The students used a masking tape resist technique to create the trees and planned their composition using foreground, middle ground, and background to create the illusion of space and distance.  They taped different sized strips of masking tape to their paper to create the trees in the fore, middle, and background.  The land and sky were painted using tempera cakes.  When the paint dried, the tape was peeled away to reveal areas of white paper.  Details were added turning the areas of white paper into birch trees.  Other details were added using colored pencils.

Idea thanks to mrsbrownart.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

1st grade Snowman Sculptures

Here is the finished product!  The snowmen turned out great and are a school-wide favorite!  After the sculptures were finished first graders drew a portrait of their snowman.