Grade1 is working hard to learn the placement of features in a portrait, how to create secondary colors from primary colors and how color and line can create an expressive mood in a self-portrait.
Curious about what we're up to this quarter? Check out the Inquiry Newsletter for projects, interdisciplinary connections and how parents can help.
Most students will be focusing on portraits this inquiry and we started our exploration by thinking about whether the materials of an artwork affect the meaning of an artwork. We had fun looking at how the artist Guiseppe Archimboldo used fruits and vegetables to say something about Rudolph II, before making our own team portraits out of some unconventional art materials.
Students have been been busy preparing a mural that expresses our year long goal... to be creative explorers who think like an artists (safely, responsibly and respectfully of course). Our space explorer theme inspired some fabulous rockets, aliens, planets and creatures on which students wrote an art goal they'd like to achieve this year.
Welcome to LS Art! I'm excited to start off the new school year and get busy creating.
I hope you will check back often for updates, homework, information, amazing links and beautiful artworks.
Art class is so much more than creating pretty pictures. Students will be challenged not only to understand and utilize the language of art to express ideas, but articulate their understandings and decode the visual world in which they live. This infographic from 4 Cats art studio helps point out some of the reasons why the arts are so essential to kids.