Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monet's Japanese bridge.

Fourth grade did their own version of Claude Monet's Japanese Bridge.  Monet had a backyard full of landscaping that he loved to paint.  Some kids like practicing basketball, soccer, football etc. in their backyard....well this guy practiced painting!  These are awesome.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Great Wave of Hokusai.

Fifth grade learned about the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.  He went by 30 different names during his art career so some of his artwork might be hard to find.  This one is titled "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa".  The students painted their own version of this.  Sometimes I give art tests and they basically observe a piece and then inspire to create their own.  Well done fifth!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Van Gogh sunflower pinch pots.

Third grade used red clay to pinch out a sunflower pot.  Our inspiration was Vincent Van Gogh of course.  The students love creating these.  They also loved learning about the art element of "form" I'm sure!