I'm thrilled with these snowmen drawings completed by grade 3 and 4 students. The simple subject matter allowed students to focus on considering a light source and creating volume in the spherical forms while inviting some imaginative variations on the theme.
Grade 4's unit of inquiry this term has been focused on "How the World Works", specifically, how China and Chinese inventions have impacted the world we live in. This unit was designed in close collaboration with the student's homeroom teacher and included a trip to a local printmaking shop to learn about the history and techniques of printmaking. Our summative assessment included a performance in which students recreated the silk road and acted out a narrative they wrote showcasing the most important items of trade at that time. Students then led printmaking and papermaking workshops demonstrating how they made paper and prints to create a "Terra Cotta Army" and allowing guests to try out the process. Everyone enjoyed the Key Assignment and our students did a fabulous job!
Grade 3 is loving looking at how to achieve movement and texture in an artwork with expressive mark making. We used oil pastels and watercolor washes to create a simple resist effect.
Grade 2 is having fun and getting messy using our new medium-- bright chalk pastels. After looking at the simple lines and shapes in the work of Paul Klee, we are using guided drawing and applying what we know about warm and cool colors to create a Klee-esque masterpiece!