Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Drawing from observation/Contours

 Third Grade learned about contour lines, which focus on the outline and major lines of objects and not on shading or details.  They used that knowledge of contour lines to draw from observation and drew their shoes.  Drawing shoes helps students focus on their outlines as well as shapes that are used in design.

Students focusing on shoes while moving eyes between shoes and their drawing.

3rd Grade Pastel Colorwheel

Third graders learned how to mix INTERMEDIATE colors this week in art.

Intermediate colors are made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color next to it on the color wheel.  Students used Primaries and Secondaries to draw, label and color the color wheel, they also learned how to blend the oil pastels using their fingers or a paper towel.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Mosaic Homes

Last week, first grade students created a fantasy home, they drew windows, doors, and a unique roof, they then cut their homes into squares and rectangles to create a mosaic style work of art.  They cut 4 - 6 strips and glued them back together with a small amount of space around the tiles they cut.

Mixing Primaries

First grade students learned how to mix primary colors this week using the color wheel.  They learned that mixing red and blue make purple, mixing red and yellow make orange, and mixing blue and yellow to make green.

Students traced oval shapes and turned them into fish, they outlined the ovals with the primary colors so they know where to paint the primaries, the primary colored fish are larger because the primary colors are the most important to mixing colors.

Students mixed colors in their paint trays and painted smaller fish for the secondary colors.

Next week, students will paint the background water, bubbles, and other sea life.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Negative space Warm/ Cool painting

Fourth Grade finished their negative space paintings by filling the negative space with their choice of warm or cool colors, students were required to use all three warm or cool colors
Warm colored bird

Cool colored fish and sky

Cool colored panda

Cool colored winter scene

Warm colored cupcake

Students enjoyed the colors and how they are bright against the black positive space and it also shows student knowledge of warm and cool colors