September in the Art Room
The art room is back in full gear and we have been very busy. I am in the process of uploading the latest art to Artsonia so keep checking.
We began the year working with line as both an introduction and a review of the elements of art.
K2 is still working on drawing monsters and has learned that just by changing a simple line they can make their creature mad, surprised, scared, etc.
First grade has already completed 2 projects, a line landscape and a watercolor painting of fall leaves using red, yellow and blue paint while mixing their own oranges, greens and purples!
In grade 2 we are painting an abstract design created by using different types of lines. They seem to be enjoing using tempera cakes for the first time.
Students loved looking at a video of one of Sol LeWitt’s conceptual artworks being created by a group of people. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/Gc-c-pYGCrw They in turn each created an individual directed line picture that was connected to everyone else’s in the class for display on the wall. This week they looked at Aboriginal art and created their own dot painting while listening to traditional music. (please ask them how we made the stencil of their hand)
In grade 4 students carefully created colorful line landscapes with markers using foreground, middle ground and background. They also had some fun with a “robot” artist when we taped some markers to a wind-up toy and let it draw for us.
Grade 5 will be using sketchbooks this year and has been designing the covers as well as doing contour line drawings of their shoes and completing the picture with warm color back grounds and cool color shoes.
Looking at surrealist art and learning about Salvador Dali is helping grade 6 complete their observational drawings of their hands by transforming the image into something unexpected.
I am looking for a few used items for the art room for some upcoming projects.
More art coming soon, stay tuned!
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