Third grade artists are dreaming of spring while creating these colorful Folk Art birds. Working in the style of American Folk Artist Heather Galler, their birds reflect the many patterns and bright colors that Galler loves to use in her art.
Love the way these artists have arranged their markers in rainbow order so they can select just the right colors for their project!
I CAN goals: compare and contrast folk art with other works of art; use pattern and color in the style of Heather Galler.
Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.
They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!
Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.
Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple. We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!
We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.
Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!
What to do with six back-to-back 25 minute art classes? Grades K-5 created these awesome pattern drawings during our September early release half-day. It turned out to be a relaxing morning of art making…my kiddos came in, sat down, and just added patterns and colors to large drawings of leaves, pumpkins, and other designs. They were free to wander from table to table, choosing the drawings that they wanted to work on…kind of like adding color to giant coloring book pages! As one of my kinders said: “This is fun, Mrs. B, we should do this every day in art!”.
Here’s a little video of our morning in the art room.
Third Grade artists have been working on a colorful architecture project in the style of American folk artist Heather Galler. They learned that Galler is inspired by the things she loves, including animals, flowers, and houses. After examining Galler’s house paintings from the New Orleans French Quarter and noticing the many details on these beautiful homes, they created their own “double gallery” New Orleans houses.
New Orleans House by Galler
Georgetown Galler inspired houses – aren’t they fabulous?
See more of our 3rd Grade Galler Houses at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
I CAN: tell a friend three facts about New York folk artist Heather Galler; create an architectural house drawing in the style of Galler; Use color, line, shape, and pattern in my work.
Georgetown fourth grade artists have been learning about the work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Inspired by his “Composition VIII”, they traced circles and masked off lined areas on their watercolor paper as they explored creating an art piece in the style of Kandinsky.
This great little video really brought this painting to life!
Their finished Kandinsky pieces are colorful and filled with interesting lines, shapes, and patterns.
* Identify realistic, abstract, and non-objective art
* Create an art piece in the style of Wassily Kandinsky
* Use color, line, shape, and pattern to create an eye-path through my art piece
Kindergarten artists are learning about Primary and Secondary colors. Students were given play dough in Primary colors and found out that Primary colors can mix together to form new colors we call Secondary colors. Students then drew pumpkins on paper and were given paint in Primary colors. They mixed the yellow and red paint on the paper to make orange for their pumpkins. They mixed yellow and blue on their paper to make green for their leaves. After the pumpkins dried, they cut them out and glued them on purple paper. All three secondary colors are represented on their final project; orange, green and purple. Way to go Kindergarteners! Your pumpkins turned out great.
See more cute pumpkins at our ARTSONIA Art Gallery!
Second grade artists reviewed the art element of LINE as they created these gorgeous hot air balloons. After adding all the lines they could dream up, they carefully added color using watercolor paint.
And of course these beautiful balloons needed to float in the sky…so our artists chose just the right map from an old atlas to complete their work. Stunning, wouldn’t you say?
See more hot air balloons at our ARTSONIA on-line gallery!
Fourth Grade artists have been working hard to finish up these gorgeous peacock drawings. After reviewing color families such as primary, secondary, and warm/cool combinations, they added color with oil pastel and carefully blended the feathers, adding a bright green background to finish their masterpieces. Aren’t their peacocks amazing?