5th Grade: Towering Illusions
For this unit students first learned about Tessellations and the math behind the artistic puzzle. Once completed students learned about one point perspective through optical illusions. This multimedia project included markers, watercolor, sharpies and more.
Students for this unit used mixed media for their Street Art wings that included watercolor, oil pastel and color swatches from Home Depot. This color swatches are thrown away daily and unfortunately they are not recyclable. Instead these colorful pieces were repurposed into the students silhouettes. These pieces in particular will be featured in the Art Show this year, enjoy!
Students learned about the art movement Photorealism for this insect unit. Using Prismacolor colored pencils students experimented with color matching to find their exact color looking at a photo. Using repurposed electrical wire students then manipulated and connected it to recreate their original insect. This second process was more abstract with less control than the first.
Students learned about the world of Repurposed art inspired by French artist Didier Triglia. First steps were to create a background that involved vertically symmetrical geometric and organic shapes. Students then had the fun time of crushing their own cans before painting abstract faces upon them.
4th Grade: Fauvist Faces
For this unit students learned about drawing their self portrait using correct proportions and facial feature placement. Jumping into the world of Fauvism and color as emotion students learned how to blend oil pastels and watercolors to create these fantastic pieces.
3rd Grade: Look at that Foliage
For this unit students focused on creating Zentangles through line design and repetitive patterns. When finished getting inspiration from the Fall foliage students made the silhouette of a leaf and using a wax resist were able to experiment with blending watercolors.
5th Grade: Creepy Crawlies
Inspired by the Swedish Illustrator Rosalind Monks students for this unit focused on learning new materials while mastering some known materials such as scissors. Using gold scratchboard and a metal stylus students remade an image of an insect making sure to get detail and an enlarged etching. Using three values of black on an illustration of a Maine scene students painted in empty space to get the look of dark to medium to light. The results are quite beautiful.
4th Grade: Fourth Grade Can Swim!
For this unit students drew from observation, and learned how to blend and color layer Prisma Color colored pencils. Each fish was created on black railroad board to have an effect on vibrancy.
For this unit students learned about the world of Street Art and how it interacts with various environments. Several new art materials and tools were learned and mastered to create two different wings upon a brick background.
3rd Grade: Zentangle Landscapes
Students learned about simple lines to create a landscape of their choosing with a foreground, middle ground and background. Framed in with a border students were put to the task of creating various line designs, patterns and for one section a Zentangle, which is a popular art form that both calms and puts one into a balanced state. One of the best coloring materials for construction paper is construction crayons, which produce the color you see and have magnificent blending opportunities. Students were challenged to color in one area switching colors each time they came to a line.
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