Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Bug's Life


Not your normal landscape..... Fourth graders created landscapes from a different point of view....a "bug's eye" view!  After some discussion on scale and proportion, fourth graders set out to create a world seen through a bug's eye. Students drew in pencil and Sharpie marker, and added color with crayon and watercolor.  Next year, I think I will have them title their artwork.  I can only imagine what they will come up with!  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lines and Colors and Shapes....Oh My!

First grade artists created these abstract paintings using geometric and free-form shapes, primary and secondary colors, and line variety.  The paintings followed a lesson were we read the book Mouse Paint, identified primary colors, and created secondary colors using Model Magic

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giocometti Foil Sculptures

Fifth grade students observed the artwork of Alberto Giocometti and created sculptures with similar characteristics (elongated torso and limbs).  The students' sculptures are based on gesture drawings drawn the previous week.  This quick method of drawing is meant to capture the action of the person.  Once the student created their sculpture it was glued to a base. The fifth grade artists had a great time making their sculptures....so much so that we will be creating a life size sculpture through the winter! 
The idea for these sculptures was taken from a similar lesson on Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists blog.

Warm and Cool Hands

Third graders used warm and cool color patterns to create these paintings.  They had their choice of a geometric shape (although you will see some hearts in there, too) and where they wanted to use the warm and cool colors.  They especially liked the "optical illusion" effect created by the advancing (warm colors) and receding (cool colors) colors and concentric shapes.