Fourth grade artists rocked their painting skills while creating these fabulous winter foxes. They mixed their own tints and shades to create shadows and depth on their pieces, and did a great job outlining their foxes with small brushes and black tempera paint.
Love these paintings as much as I do? See more at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
Big thanks to Little Dog Art Blog for this project inspiration!
It’s been a busy first couple of weeks in our Georgetown art room! Here’s a look at what we’ve done in the last 9 days since school began.
We did this!
Quarter circles – we put them together to make some fancy circles.
We talked about three big Art Elements and read an awesome book – because we are all MAGNIFICENT artists!
Kinders and Firsties drew their favorite things and made table tags to help Mrs. B. learn ALL their names! Yikes, I have lots of leaning to do.
Fourth and Fifth graders put new pages in their sketchbooks and did some drawing.
Third graders described warm and cool colors and began a new watercolor project.
Second graders began torn paper masks (mean Mrs. Brouwer took their scissors away and ugh, they had to TEAR the paper!). No Glue Monsters allowed for this project!
Kinders met Mr. Mondrian and practiced their cutting skills to create their own Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogies.
And Firsties began a cool Picasso project….but I was too busy to take pictures – more later.
Whew! And that is just the first nine days folks!
Oh how I love these glorious Koi paintings by my fourth grade artists!
They learned that the Japanese Koi, or carp, is a much loved fish in Japan and is a symbol of strength and perseverance in the Japanese culture. After a quick painting demonstration, they painted their koi with India ink on large sheets of paper. The room was absolutely silent as everyone concentrated on their paintings.
Can’t wait to see the finished pieces after we add color!
Fourth grade artists wrapped up their study of Edgar Degas and figure drawing as they created these ballerinas and martial arts figures.
They learned about Edgar Degas and how he captured movement as he drew ballerinas as they rehearsed.
After posing and drawing each other and drawing from wood mannequins, they had fun showing movement in these cute drawings.
This project was inspired by fourth grader Nathan, who loves to draw martial arts figures!
I CAN: tell two facts about the artist Edgar Degas; draw a huma figure showing movement.
Fourth grade artists learned about the art of drawing a mandala as part of their study of Asian art. They can tell you that the word ‘mandala’ in the ancient Sanskrit language means ‘circle’. A mandala is a spiritual symbol in Indian religions and represents the universe.
Georgetown’s artists created their own mandalas, enjoying the meditative process of working from the center of the circle to the outside edges, adding pattern and shapes to create a pleasing design.
We turned our mandala art into beautiful ornaments, adding printed pine needles and a watercolor background.
I Can: describe a mandala; create a mandala using line and shape; create a pleasing color combination using warm and cool colors.
See more of these beautiful mandalas at our ARTSONIA art gallery!
Fourth grade artists had a blast making these colorful Calder sculptures! They used problem solving skills to fold and create a standing “stabile” sculpture in the style of Calder’s “La Grande Vitesse” that can be seen on the Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.
La Grande Vitesse
First everyone made a practice sculpture from plain paper. Bonus if you could get your paper sculpture to stand on its own!
Students traced their practice sculpture on to heavy weight tagboard, then cut and folded their mini Calder “just right” so it would stand. Their next challenge was to add sticker dots so their stabile would be interesting from all angles.
Love these beautiful sculptures!
*Tell a friend the difference between a mobile and a stabile sculpture
*Create a stabile sculpture that stands on its own
Special thanks to Pink Stripey Socks for this project inspiration!
Third and Fourth Grade G-Town artists are wrapping up their clay projects and are excited to show them off!
Third graders created coil pots and turned them into bird nests by squeezing clay through a garlic press; they loved creating the squiggly looking nest tops.
They created colorful birds, eggs, and baby birds using Model Magic. What child doesn’t love a nest full of birds?!
Fourth Graders created fun little face pinch pots, and added awesome felt hats. Each pinch pot has such character – every one of them makes me smile!
Inspiration for this project is from Fem Manuals blog – check out their darling face pots with hats too!