There has been a whirl of activity in the art room where students have been learning about color and color mixing. K2 students used yellow and red to mix orange for their goofy pumpkins and also played with color combinations with their Kandinsky style collages. In grade 1 black paint was used to create “scaredy” cats with hunched backs and stand-up fur. Primary colors were used to mix secondary colors in grade 2 where students painted beautiful orange pumpkins on a green field under a purple night sky. In order for third grade students to create a “farm with crops” collage, students first had to mix shades of green with yellow and blue paint. They even used the back of their paint brush to scratch designs into the paint and then cut up the different greens for the crops. Very cool pictures and one of my favorite new projects!
We have also been painting in grade 4 After looking at the Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt everyone used gold paint to carefully paint the stylized trees. Next they cut and glued pieces of gold, silver, black and white beaded accents from amazing wallpaper samples that were donated by a parent. (Thank you!) They completed the art work with black marker designs and finally another coat of gold paint for the background. In grade 5 students used watercolor to paint their “Shoe Trips”. I am looking forward to next helping the fifth graders make their own hand-made sketch books which they will be filling with rough drafts, sketches and drawings.
In grade six students learned about complementary color and used two complements to create symmetrical paper mask collages. For their next project they watched a video about the graffiti art of Keith Haring before they painted their own two-color creations.
We will be starting some weaving projects soon and always appreciate any yarn leftovers you can pass along to us.
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