Georgetown artists are finishing up their clay projects that they began before the holiday break. They have been anxiously waiting for their pieces to be fired in the kiln one more time after applying their glazes. Here are some of the pieces that we are finishing up!
Fifth grade artists are wrapping up their study of the Middle Eastern culture this week. They looked at buildings found in the Middle Eastern culture and duplicated the towers, domes, and decorative tiles in their own architectural drawings. They created beautiful miniature drawings using ultra fine markers, colored pencils, and crayon.
The final step was tricky, and the results – beautiful! My students created a “doorway” from a clay slab to frame their drawings. Their clay pieces included arabesques and geometric patterns that are used as decorative elements in Middle Eastern architecture. The clay pieces were painted with watercolors and given a coat of Modge Podge for a bit of shine.
We’re getting down to the wire with our 2011 Art Show selections! Here are the latest – congratulations, Georgetown artists!
For more art show information, check out the 2011FlyerPDF here.
We are continuing our clay projects in grades 3, 4, and 5 – students will begin adding glazes to their projects over the next few classes. Today we put the holiday music on and glazed our coil pots!
Another picture of our Fifth Grade Trees – soon to be painted with brown watercolors and twigs added for “arms”.
And…if you’d like to see a really neat clay Christmas Tree project, check out my fellow Hudsonville art teacher’s blog – Mrs. Bandstra over at Alward Elementary – Mrs. Bandstra’s Art Room.
We have had so many compliments on the giant Mona Lisa project recently completed by our 5th Grade Artists. The large 4′ x 5′ oil pastel drawings are hanging in the art room entry hall, and will eventually be put on permanent display in our school. Stop by the art room and visit our Mona Lisas for a WOW art moment!
Fifth grade artists have been learning about the work of American artist Chuck Close. They were interested to see the way C lose created his realistic portraits by painting colors and shapes in small grids or squares. Fifth graders used a grid technique to create their own portrait of Davinci’s famous Mona Lisa, enlarging a small photograph to a wall-sized portrait rendered in oil pastels. Each student created a piece of the larger picture, and they had a blast assembling their large portrait and putting their Mona Lisa puzzle back together!