Fourth grade artists had a blast creating their Calder-inspired junk sculptures. Abstract, Realistic, Stabile, Mobile…I think Alexander Calder himself would enjoy these fun sculptures!
Fourth grade artists have been learning about the beautiful woven carpets found in the Middle Eastern countries of Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Inspired by these carpets, they printed shapes and patterns with black paint and then colored their carpets with bright oil pastels.
Woven Persian Rug
These bold and bright colors just make me smile.
Georgetown artists have been busy, busy busy! Here’s a look at some of their latest creations!
Sweet little oinkers from first grade…exploring 2D and 3D concepts with fun “Pig In A Puddle” landscapes.
Second grade Van Gogh landscapes with a warm color “Starry Night” sky – gorgeous!
Fourth grade abstract paintings in the style of Kandinsky’s “Several Circles No. 323”. Love these bright oil pastel and watercolor beauties!
More piggies, starry nights, and abstract circles can be found on ARTSONIA, Georgetown’s on-line art gallery. Visit HERE!
Back by popular demand…Fourth Grade Figure Drawings! Fourth graders learned how to do gesture drawings and had a blast posing for each other. We viewed and discussed the figure drawings of Edgar Degas – and then the giggles commenced as they stood on the art room tables and posed for 30 second gesture drawings. We do this project every year, and it never gets old!
We followed up our figure drawing practice by drawing from our mannequins. Fourth graders were excited to show off their new figure drawing expertise!
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!
Fourth grade artists are wrapping up their first big project – a still life drawing with a zentangle background. After viewing the still life paintings of Cezanne, Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s “Still Life with Crystal Bowl” became our inspiration piece.
Fourth graders carefully drew their vases and colored them with crayons. They added bright fruits, coloring them with markers and remembering to add the special highlight on the fruit to give it a modern, almost cartoonish look.
Their still life drawings were completed with Zentangle line drawings. After practicing different Zentangles in their sketchbooks, they added their favorites to the background and foreground of their pieces.
See more 4th grade still life drawings at our Artsonia gallery!
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!
We’ve been doing a little fun review of art elements and concepts as third and fourth graders wrap up their final projects.
Third graders divided their paper into triangles using masking tape, drew patterns with crayons, and painted with watercolors. They finished up by gently peeling away the masking tape, brainstorming everything they could remember about art with their friends, and writing about art in the taped spaces.
It was such fun to read these pieces!
Fourth grade artists created realistic drawings of their hands (ok, I let them trace their hands, but the details including rings, fingernails, and shading were a big challenge!) They drew and illustrated the art elements and attached them to a wristband…fun!
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.