Friday, November 21, 2014
Second graders have been learning about texture in art. Students learned the two kinds of texture; visual texture, and actual texture (tactile texture.) We practiced finding texture around the art room.
the walls, erasers, shoes
We also read the book "Where the Wild Things Are," and learned about different kinds of visual texture and practiced making textures on a monster creation of our own. Each monster had to have geometric shaped eyes, organic shaped mouth, and an organic shaped body.
After drawing monsters, textures and details; students outlined with sharpie, then painted with primary colors and even practiced mixing secondary colors with a new medium, watercolor
Students cut their monsters and prepared to make an abstract background. To learn about abstract art, we studied the artist Kandinsky and his use of organic and geometric shapes.
Students cut organic shapes they had previously painted with secondary colors to use as the background for this monster.
Here are a few of the in-progress examples
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
This fall at Cedar Creek, we have been working on an art fundraiser called square 1 art. www.square1art.com
Students completed art squares that were then sent to the company, scanned and every student received 20 stickers of their art! To add to the excitement of Halloween, the stickers arrived Friday and they turned out fantastic! The colors are vibrant, stickers look great, and the smiles on students faces are unbelievable!
Students got their artwork back along with a sticker pack and order form.
Students can order anything from a keychain to an ipad case with their own art on it.
The packets include an example of the artwork on a coffee mug and a packet showing other products available. Square 1 art is a great program to support the art budget, it helps a growing program like ours, to create enriching projects and expand the kinds of media we can use!
Orders will be accepted until November 17th and will arrive December 9th!