Second grade artists have been learning about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. They learned how Van Gogh created movement in his Starry Night painting by using short brushstrokes and lines to show the wind blowing and the stars glowing.
The Starry Night
Second graders used the same technique to show movement in their own winter starry night paintings.
They were excited to add a bit of glittery sparkle to their stars and moon!
After looking at Dutch architecture and examining Van Gogh’s village in his painting, they finished up their winter paintings with cut paper buildings, focusing on overlapping to create depth and interest in their villages.
I Can: understand and create the art principle of movement; use overlapping to create depth; carefully cut and glue (no glue monsters!)
Parents – wouldn’t these make beautiful Christmas cards? Find your child’s artwork on our ARTSONIA website and create beautiful holiday gifts using their original art pieces!
Fourth grade artists combined their art and poetry skills to create these beautiful fall-inspired paintings.
They began with a sky-blue background, dabbing the watercolor paint with a tissue for added texture.
They traced leaves and added color with watercolor pencils.
Their beautiful leaf paintings were tied in to our cultural focus for the year, the study of Asian art. We read the lovely book “One Leaf Rides The Wind” and learned about the art of writing Japanese Haiku poetry.
Fourth graders wrote wonderful fall-inspired poetry and added their writing to their leaf paintings.
Show Movement with careful placement of objects and color
Manipulate watercolor and watercolor pencils with success
Write a Japanese Haiku
See more of our Falling Leaf artwork at our Artsonia On-Line Art Museum!
Thinking about a new career? Georgetown third grade artists learned all about becoming a scientific illustrator. They discovered that a scientific drawing is a detailed, accurate drawing that can be used to illustrate a textbook or to help study a plant or animal. They enjoyed studying leaves, feathers, pinecones, and other objects from nature as they created these beautiful and accurate drawings.
For a final fun step, third graders painted and printed leaves for a pop of color. We have some future scientific illustrators who will be looking for a job soon!
I Can Goals:
* I can make observations and detailed drawings of natural objects
* I can create an eye path and movement with thoughtful placement of drawings on my paper