Thursday, June 19, 2014

K Where the Wild Things Are

Students listened to the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Marice Sendak and studied the illustrations.  They created their own wild things based on story illustrations.  Students also think/pair/shared questions about the story and using inferencing, came up with their own narratives about their artworks.

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?


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?

Color Blending
Soft Pastels

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.