Thursday, May 26, 2011

1st Grade Buggin' Out for Matisse



How can paper and glue be used to create works of art to create works of art?

 Why would artists choose to work in collage?

Collage
Paste
Adhesive
Medium
Positive
Negative
Symmetry

1st grade talked about why artists would choose to work solely in paper materials. How does paper work well for an artwork? How is it difficult to use paper in an artwork? Why did they think Matisse used cut paper?


1st grade is also studying insects in their curriculum so we talked about what parts of an insect we would need to build one out of cut paper. We used symmetry in creating our shapes and designing our insects.






Saturday, May 21, 2011

2nd Grade Pastel Flowers


How can artists combine colors using pastels?
How can you recognize artworks created with pastels?

Medium
Color Blending
Soft Pastels
Oil

2nd Grade practiced right side of the brain drawing of flowers in their sketchbooks. They chose their best sketch and enlarged it on black paper and then outlined it in glue. They then used warm & cool color schemes to blend their chalk pastels into their glued outlines.