Fifth grade learned about the art of emojis. We went through a lesson on simple communication we use in texts these days. "Moji" means character in Japan. The main object was to create a character that showed emotion using a slab (of clay). There is an artist that designed all the emojis for the iPhone....that is his job.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
First grade learned about the difference between negative space and positive space. They used mixed media to create these beauties. It might be a while before we see a real snowman, who would have thought that there would be no snow in December in Wisconsin....we should have added surf boards and beach towels to these!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Kindergarten is starting to explore color and how color works. The book "Mouse Paint" is where I like to start with. We use the shapes we already learned to draw a mouse and then I gave them puddles of the primary colors and the goal is to paint red, yellow, blue, purple, green, and orange on their paper somewhere....anywhere on their paper.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
First grade and kindergarten are working on their cutting skills. We discussed shapes and drew snowman shapes in random spots, then the task or challenge was to cut it out all in one organic shape. The trick was to cut in different directions without cutting out any of the snowman shapes. In the end it obviously represents a melted snowman, right?
Friday, November 20, 2015
Third grade learned about an artist named Piet Mondrian. They discovered that he used to be an elementary school teacher who painted in his spare time. He got recognition in the art world for using only primary colors and applying them to geometric shapes. The students had a fun time creating in his style.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
These are the five selections that are framed at the District Office this year. Every year we have students loan out their artwork so that we can mat and frame it and display it at the D.O. We just had our award ceremony this past week. Congrats!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Fifth grade discussed lines and colors. We discovered that color schemes can make the compositions work. If it wasn't for color schemes you would not even see the leaves in these pictures. The students enjoyed this one more than I thought they would.