Line, line and more lines
Our students have created some amazing art works while investigating line over these past 2 weeks. This has been K2’s first regular visits to the artroom and they have jumped right in. Last week they created wonderful expressive monsters with line. This week they looked at Wassilly Kandinsky and are making concentric circles with glue, construction paper and scissors to play with color combinations.
We have been creating illusions with line in grade 2 and 4. Grade 4 created the illusion of a hand without actually drawing the hand while grade 2 used repeated pencil lines to create the illusion of forms that they transformed into Rapunzel’s hair, pumpkin stacks and even sunsets and reflections.
In grade 1 students connected lines to create shapes which became landscapes. The finished pictures using construction crayons are just beautiful.
Grades 5 and 6 made contour line drawings form life. Grade 5 drew their shoes and were then asked to send their lone shoe on a vacation somewhere in the world. Grade 6 was inspired by surrealism and Salvador Dali when they drew their hands and then transformed them in their drawings.
In addition grade 6 has been working with their years’ theme “all about me” to take some selfies and create personal emojis with the art room mini iPads.
Please remember to visit Artsonia to see all our art work and make sure you register so your child’s art work is visible on the site.
Pinwheels for Peace
Our art classes will be creating Pinwheels for Peace as their first art project this year. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who were art teachers at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.
The first Pinwheels for Peace were installed on Sept. 21, 2005. Since then, they have grown from 500,000 pinwheels planted the first year, to four million pinwheels in 2015!
Here is a template link to print and create your own pinwheel.
Welcome back to school everyone. I'm looking forward to an exciting new year fill with art history, art making and fun projects.
We will continue to put all student art work on Artsonia.com but there has been a change to "parent permissions" on the website. Regardless of whether you have signed up before, you must give permission to allow your child's art to be seen on the website. I will be sending registration links to you over the next week. See below:
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