Friday, December 20, 2013

Clay Hands.

Kindergarten work with clay to create a hand print ornament for their family.  Your hand is only this big for so long you know!  They learned about what a slab is as well as the technique of scoring (which is basically scratching their name into clay here).  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pointillism Cardinals.

Second grade learned about the painting style called "Pointillism".  It is where you just paint using points or dots.  They used only their finger tips for this painting.  We also went through some basic facts about the Cardinal.  I am pretty sure every dot landed on their paper during this process!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Making of Van Gogh Sunflowers.

Van Gogh Sunflowers.

Fifth grade learned about Van Gogh and the process of painting the sunflower.  We used thick brush strokes to get the same feel that Van Gogh had in his paintings.  We tried to create texture through the paint.  We also discussed composition and how to lay out a peice of art.  Very nice results.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Perspective Sea Turtles.

Third grade learned about perspective and how there are many ways to look at something.  We painted sea turtle as if  we were swimming underneath them and looking up.  We also discussed tints and tones and learned about what it means to be an endangered species.  Ceramic sea turtles are coming!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Owls of pattern.

Second grade drew owls along with me and then used crayon, oil pastel, and tempera paint to create pattern and color.  A little bit of depth through overlapping thrown in there as well.  It was a good one day activity!  Whoo!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Analogous colors.

Third grade learned about analogous colors and created these wonderful O'keeffe inspired flowers.  We also discussed balance and what it looks like in a peice of art.  Tempera paint, scissors, and glue were used for this one.

Analogous colors.

Here is a short video of a third grade class doing this project.  Happy results!

Friday, November 1, 2013

More eye studies.

I displayed these right outside my Art Room.  That way I can see who is out there.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mondrian study.

Kindergarten learned about the primary colors and did a cut and paste collage just using squares, rectangles, and triangles....just like Piet Mondrian.  They also made creative choices with their space.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eye study.

The fifth graders did an eye study.  We painted using tints and tones, shadows and highlights.  The students also learned the different parts of the exterior eye. SEE!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Mondrian spiders.

Second grade students were reminded about the primary colors and learned about an artist name Piet Mondrian.  The spider web was difinately more difficult than I thought it would be.  But it worked....see!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Painting techniques.

First Grade learned about painting by the use of line as well as the blotch technique.  We used a purple sheet of paper to paint on.  We also discussed  that yellow and red make orange....which happen to be Fall colors.