Paul Klee’s “Highway and Byways” was the inspiration for these pieces created by our Fourth Grade artists. This project also focused on our school-wide goal of improving student math number sense with a deeper understanding of fractions. Fourth grade students used their knowledge of fractions to divide their paper space into halves, thirds, and fourths. [...]
First grade artists wrapped up their color unit with a little rainbow order project and Mr. Roy G. Biv. They painted their little birdies in rainbow order, and LOVED their Roy G. Biv bracelets! Thanks to my fellow bloggers for these project ideas: Rain bow birds – The Painter’s Palette Roy G. Biv Bracelets [...]
First grade artists learned about the art of Pablo Picasso and had fun exploring shapes as they painted these fun portraits. They also got a chance to demonstrate their understanding of warm and cool colors as they painted. We did this project a couple of years ago – see it here – but this year [...]
Georgetown artists in grades 1-3 began their first project of the school year with a fun little line, shape, and color review – The Button Project. Their designs began with a button or fuzzy pom-pom of their choice; they then created a radial design using lines and shapes around their buttons and pom-poms. Check out [...]
What would you think if you woke up one morning and looked out the window…and the sky was green, the trees were blue, and the grass was…purple! First grade artists were tickled pink to learn about the way the Fauvist artists played with color, using strong, bright colors in unusual ways. Here are some of [...]
First graders began exploring color this week by meeting….Roy G. Biv. As they created their own Rainbow Roys, they became experts at recognizing the colors of the rainbow – Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet! Check out the rainbow order teeth! Color Mixing – Painting Roy’s Hair This lesson is borrowed from Mrs. Bumgardner’s 1st Grade Classroom Blog. Thanks [...]
My fourth and fifth grade artists have been doing some stunning work with patterns this year. Check out these close up shots of their work.
Fourth Grade artists have been reviewing the art elements of line, shape, color, and texture as they create these great feather masks. They also brushed up on their shading skills as they explored color combinations for their feathers. Everyone enjoyed looking through my feather collection for pattern and color ideas!
Fifth Grade artists have been reviewing the art elements as they design their silhouettes. After briefly discussing silhouettes and recalling that the traditional silhouette is an outline without features on the inside, we began jazzing up our own silhouettes. I traced each student’s features and then they got busy using shape, color, line, and texture [...]
First Grade artists have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism. We found many shapes and colors in Picasso’s “Three Musicians” painting – and everyone enjoyed finding the dog hidden with the musicians! Three Musicans by Pablo Picasso We created our own versions of the Three Musicians, adding texture to our background and lots of [...]