Fifth grade artists have been exploring the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser – an artist we call the Spiral Guy. They were intrigued to learn that he never wore matching socks (too boring!) and that he designed toilets and bathrooms (fun discussions for 5th graders!).
Hundertwasser and his spiral art.
Fifth graders began by painting a background and adding texture.
They were then challenged to strike a dramatic or creative pose to add to their spiral flower landscape. As everyone created their landscapes, I took photos of their fun poses…and our fabulous fifth graders worked themselves into their Hundertwasser landscapes.
You might say that they really got INTO their work!
Artists in Grade 5 have been learning about the art of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. They loved his spiral obsession and the fantastic buildings he designed.
We spent some time discussing Hundertwasser’s love of nature and what it means to be an environmentalist. Our Hundertwasser project honors his care for the world we live in and reflects the art he created for Earth Day.
We loved Hundertwasser’s command: Your Are A Guest of Nature. Behave. This became our inspiration piece!
And here are our BEHAVE pieces.
I CAN: *Tell two important facts about Hundertwasser *Explain the role of and environmentalist *Create a work of art in the style of Hundertwasser
Georgetown’s fifth grade artists are completing two different art pieces this week. We’ve gotten a little behind due to snow days and winter break, so we’ve been playing “Catch Up”…or as we say in the art room, Ketchup Time!
These fun and colorful villages are inspired by the work of Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Take a peek at this fun video to see Hundertwasser’s work….my 5th graders are still asking to watch the video, but I suspect it is partly because of the music that goes along with it!
Fifth graders have also been getting a kick out of their Salvadore Dali “Vase or Face” pieces. Which is it…vase or face?
This famous optical illusion became the basis for their own surreal vase/face pieces, complete with symbols often used by Salvador Dali himself – ants, eyes, and floating watches. It has been fun to see how my students interpret the Surrealist art movement and integrate the dreamlike, slightly uncomfortable images of Surrealism into their own pieces.
See more Hundertwasser and Vase/Face pieces at our ARTSONIA online art gallery!
Learning Goals: *Identify the work of Hundertwasser and Dali *Name two facts about both artists *Create an architectural drawing in the style of Hundertwasser *Identify elements of Surrealism including transformation and juxtaposition *Create a Surreal drawing in the style of Dali
Look who’s on the cover of the December Arts & Activities magazine….Georgetown artists! Our 5th Grade Hundertwasser mixed media art project that I submitted last year has finally been published. Can’t wait to see the magazine in my mailbox!
Our Hundertwasser Spiral project
Follow these links to see the cover and magazine article:
Fifth graders have been learning about the work of Austrian artist Hundertwasser, who was obsessed with SPIRALS! After painting a colorful striped background, they created these beautiful yarn spiral “lollipop flowers” in the style of Hundertwasser.
Painted backgrounds, ready for spirals.
Glueing yarn spirals – such concentration for my chatty 5th graders!
Love these beautiful spirals!
Finished Spiral Landscape
Parents, these pieces can be found in our on-line art gallery at ARTSONIA!
Fifth grade artists have been working on a fun new Hundertwasser project. After viewing several pieces by Austrian painter and architect Hundertwasser and learning about his interest in nature and spirals, we began by creating a background while exploring tints and shades.
Hundertwasser- these were our inspiration pieces.
Painting the background – including Hundertwasser spirals.
Working on the faces.
Finished pieces with spiral collage flowers created with fabric and buttons.
Fifth Grade artists began looking at the work of Austrian painter and architect Hundertwasser. We looked at some images from his book, Hundertwasser for Kids, including one of my favorite landscapes.
After a review of warm colors, we began painting our own Hundertwasser – inspired landscapes.
Next week we’ll add black acrylic stems, focusing on Hundertwasser’s love of spirals as we paint. The last step will be adding fabric circles to complete the landscape. Here’s my sample – check back next week for our completed student pieces – I think they’ll be beautiful!