Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kindergarten: Roller Coaster Sculptures

Students became a roller coaster designer when they created their 3-D modle of a coaster.  They learned the difference between 2-D art and 3-D art.

Kindergarten: Action Art

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Jackson Pollock
Students created a work of art inspired by Jackson Pollock.

Third Grade: Realistic Animal Drawing using value and shading

Students realistically drew an animal looking a photograph.  Next students shaded in details using pastel pencils.

First Grade: Jasper John's American Art

Studnets chose thier color scheme and painted each state, then they chose a color to create a border for each state.  This artwork was inspired by American Artist, Jasper Johns.

Fourth Grade: Expressionistic Landscapes

Students created a realistic landscape first with pencil.  Next they painted the background and the details using nonrealistic colors or expressionistic colors.  This was inspired by Post Impressionism or Expressionism.

Second Grade: Pop Art

Pop art is art from our popular culture.  The students picked a cartoon from our every day life to draw.  They used dots to fill in the inside of the animal to look like pop art.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Third Grade: Value Study

Students created nonobjective art and shaded in each shape changing the value from light to dark.

Fourth Grade: Tessellations

Students were inspired by MC Escher. Tessellations can fit together in repetitive patterns like simple jigsaw puzzles. These fill a surface, usually a 2D plane, without gaps or overlaps. Brick walls, tiled floors and walls in kitchens and bathrooms, and sidewalks are all tesselations.

Kindergarten: Monet's Birch Trees

Students created a horizone line and painted a sunset with water colors.  Next they created birch trees inspired by Claude Monet.

1st Grade: Reflections and Landscapes

Students created a city landscaped with a reflection in the water.  Students were inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's many reflective pieces.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Second Grade: NonObjective Art

Non Objective Art is art that does not use recognizable objects such as landscapes or people.  This type of art just uses lines, shapes, colors, values and textures.  Students created their nonobjective works of art by creating a line design and painting their lines with warm and cool colors.  Then they cut apart their painting and created a new composition.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Grade: Colorful Landscapes

Students used the warm colors for the sky and then used the cool colors for the ocean or the mountians.

Kindergarten: Expressive Self Portraits

Students used expressive or nonrealistic colors to color thier self portrait.  Some times artists use these expressive colors to be beautiful or colorful.