Grade 2 has finished creating their expressive self portraits with only scissors and paper. Students focused on how they can show feelings and mood with facial expressions. Student viewed the following artworks and were asked: how do artists show people belong together?
Grade 4 enjoyed learning about drawing from observation today our "life drawing" session. Students posed for each other and worked hard to capture the pose in 1 minute, using line to build the form. This class did an excellent job at this challenging activity and showed that they can really think like artists. Students are excited to be working in their brand new sketchbooks.
Middle school is discovering some new techniques and materials to create value by experimenting with kneadable erasers, blending stumps and rags as drawing tools. Students examined the work of artist Chuck close and are using his grid technique to create their value portraits.
Grade 3 students were challenged to think about how artists use visual language to connect to others then create a self-portrait with an illustrated border that conveys things that are important to them. So far, these little works in progress have been chock full of great ideas and fascinating details.
Grade 1 has started the year by reviewing some elements of art, especially line and color. These rainbow line paintings helped students learn how to achieve different line types, use painting materials properly and mix primary colors to create secondary colors.
PreK and Kinder have embarked on a unit that sets out to discover how to make marks and images purposefully and uncover just what materials and little hands can do. These colorful abstractions were made by simply tearing paper into different shapes. Each one is so unique!
Grade 3 has got the year started off with a colorful bang with these patterned name designs for their portfolio covers.