Fourth grade artists have been exploring the sculptures of Alexander Calder – they loved seeing photos of his studio filled with bits of wire and junk! Calder in his studio. I gave my students a Calder Challenge for their sculptures: 1) their sculpture must have both moving (mobile) parts and non-moving (stabile) parts 2) their [...]
Fourth grade artists have been exploring the abstract work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. They loved watching this short video, “The Kandinsky Effect”. They kept saying… play it again, play it again! Inspired by Kandinsky’s “Several Circles” piece, fourth graders printed circles with black tempera paint and colored their circles with oil pastel. We [...]
Georgetown fourth grade artists are finishing up a big Kandinsky project this week. The project is stunning, and we can’t wait to hang these in the hallway! After looking at Kandinsky’s Several Circles No. 323 and discussing abstract art, we got started. Several Circles No. 323 We began by thinking about texture and color [...]
After completing their figure gesture drawing practice, my 4th grade artists are now practicing drawing figures using wood mannequins. Such concentration! We are following up this figure drawing work with a large single figure drawing. My students are learning about body proportion and are even using some fractions as they work to make their figures [...]
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.
Here are the first selections for our 2012 HPS Student Art Show! Congratulations, artists!
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!
More pieces have been selected for our upcoming 2011 Student Art Show – check them out! Congratulations artists!
My fourth graders are really digging their weaving project. Some students are finishing up and begging for another cup to weave around – and when we have to stop at the end of class, I’m greeted with, “oh no, not already!” Truly music to my ears!
My third and fourth graders have been exploring weaving this past week. We used some unusual “looms” for our weaving; third graders wove around a paper plate, and fourth graders are experiencing weaving around a plastic cup as their loom. Both grades are absolutely loving this new weaving technique – and many of my students [...]