Most of the students at Westside observed and studied the Japanese Bridge Painting by Claude Monet. To study it I had them get out the paints and paint their own version in the impressionistic style. These are wonderful.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
This week is Claude Monet week in my art room. All students are learning about Monet and the Impressionism movement he helped begin. The main point to me is that you can put your feelings into your artwork. You are you and not someone else. Monet is my favorite.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Second grade did a great job using the art style called pointillism to create these awesome Cardinals in the Winter. We explored line, space, shape, balance and technique. The little artists used nothing but their finger to paint these beauties.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
First graders learned about an artist originally from Russia named Mark Rothko. He was an abstract expressionist. Basically he painted a few colors on a canvas and called it good:) Anyway, we studied one of his paintings that sold for $86,882,500! It was called Orange, Red, Yellow. Painted in 1961. I think first grade did just as good as he did:)