Winter Starry Night

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.

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Second graders used the same technique to show movement in their own winter starry night paintings.

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They were excited to add a bit of glittery sparkle to their stars and moon!

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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.

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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!

Imaginary Trees

Third grade artists are reviewing some of the skills and techniques they learned this year, including overlapping and color blending, while creating these creative imaginary trees.

They also got to work on their “art critique” skills as they examined and discussed several works of art featuring trees and landscapes.  Their favorite part of the critique was deciding what pieces were their favorite (and least favorite!) and explaining their decision.

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First Grade Fall Collages

First grade artists are finishing up these beautiful fall collages.  This was a busy project and my first graders did a great job following directions – painting pumpkins and gourds, creating texture leaf rubbings, carefully cutting out many pieces for their collages, thoughtfully arranging them on their paper background, learning to OVERLAP, and finally, adding the much-anticipated silver and copper painted details!  Whew!

This project was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest….unfortunately, the web address given won’t work.  So if this is your project that I “borrowed”, please let me know so I can give you credit here – my first graders loved this fall collage!