It’s been a literal whirlwind of activity in the art room. We are in the process of constructing and creating this year’s Kinetic Art Show. Students are constructing, painting and drawing artworks that move or creating the allusion of movement. We’ve been looking at the art of Calder, Ricky, Appel and Agam just to name a few and I hope you will be thrilled with the results when we turn the school cafeteria into our gallery on May 1.
Over the past two months some students have been creating portraits which is always a treat for me. We now have large, 2 sided table mirrors for the students to use! I introduced grade 1 to Frida Kahlo and they did careful renderings of themselves complete with a special item in the way Frida added her monkey. In grade 5 students learned about proportion and how to compare and measure when drawing faces. Grade 6 took selfies and used lightboxes to create their Roy Lichtenstein benday dot images. Later, we chopped up their selfies and combined them to create 6th grade mash-ups, making an entire new 6th grade class complete with names and favorite classes! Second grade made their portraits on bags which they stuffed and turned in to People Pillows! Now they can be in 1 places at one time!
In grade 4 students learned about body proportions and how to make a person more lifelike by creating knees, elbows and shoulders that would help the figure move.
Kindergarten learned how to fold Origami cats and dogs as well as painting turtles with patterns and designs. At the same time grade 3 was busy learning about prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux, France and made faux walls on which to paint their wonderful animals.
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