Paul Klee’s “Highway and Byways” was the inspiration for these pieces created by our Fourth Grade artists.
Paul Klee “Highway and Byways”
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. They chose a warm or cool color palette and used watercolor to fill in their spaces. The finished pieces are a reflection of their use of color, shape, line, and of course…fractions!
See more of this project at our Artsonia on-line art museum.
And – special thanks to Miriam at Arteascuola for this project idea!
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 and Template – FunArt4Kids
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 my kiddos painted the black lines instead of using black oil pastels; the lines look much nicer on this project. We also added white printed “snow” for background interest.
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 Mrs. B. for inspiring a new way to teach the colors of the rainbow!
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 colorful shapes.