Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oil Pastel Color Wheel

Third Graders continued their explorations in oil pastels this week by creating a blended color wheel.

Students traced a circle, marked where each of the colors go, then blended the colors using Primary and Secondary colors to make intermediate colors.

Positive Negative Space

Fourth Grade is learning about positive and negative space.  In this project they demonstrate an irregular pattern on both sides of this diptych piece.  One side shows the tree in the positive space, and the other side has the patterns on the outside of the tree creating a tree shape in the negative space. 

Next week students will paint over the crayon to further demonstrate their knowledge of positive and negative space.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mosiac Trees, people drawing, and Organic Abstractions

First Graders started making ripped paper mosaic trees.  They first had to cut up 35 pieces of brown paper without knowing what they are going to make, they then drew an outline of a tree with 5 branches, the branches and tree bark were covered using an overlapping technique similar to the mosaic tile technique

Students finished 1-4 trees and will be covering them with the 4 seasons of tree colors next time in art!

Second grade started learning correct human proportions.  They learned about how tall an average adult is, and how tall the average 2nd grader is.  Students practiced drawing using circles and ovals and then erased the inner lines and created a clothing design.

Third grade learned about Organic shapes.  They practiced matching organic and geometric shapes and colored in a cool (Blue, purple, green) or warm (red, yellow, orange) color scheme.  It was a fun activity for students, coloring with oil pastels and without even knowing it, ALL students made an organic abstraction.

After students finished their cool/warm color scheme, they cut out around the shapes and made a large organic shape, that shape was glued to black paper and all students ended with a large organic shape.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Shape People, collage

1st Grade painted with the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and they made sure to mix those colors, they then reviewed geometric shapes they learned in Kindergarten.  Students traced geometric shapes to make their faces, eyes, nose, mouth, hair; traced them with a sharpie and colored them in.

Fourth Grade started a collage unit, first learning about the collage work of Henri Matisse making sure to have a theme in mind, they cut out backgrounds, people, animals, and words and started putting those together.  

Veteran's day, Husky Pride

Students in 3rd grade learned about the importance of Veteran's day this past week; we discussed how Veteran's fight for our freedom and Veteran's day is one way we thank them for serving our Country.

Students ripped paper and cut out stars to make 5 different types of United States flags from our Nation's history.  They carefully placed out the red and white spaces and made sure to make the flags look as neat as possible.

Students worked in teams to get these flags done for the Veteran's day celebration in 2 weeks.  They had to decide who was going to cut, who was going to glue, who was in charge of filling white spaces and where the stars go.

We also wanted to show our Husky Pride in school so a few groups made these great Husky Pride flags out of ripped paper