New from our Fourth Graders – Still Life With Zentangles

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.

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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.

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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.

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See more 4th grade still life drawings at our Artsonia gallery!

Rizzi Birds

First grade artists have been learning about American pop artist James Rizzi.  Rizzi was known for his colorful, childlike art style and crazy images – his art is a favorite with Georgetown’s first graders!

RIZZI James Rizzi

We began by looking at Rizzi’s art and talking about all the activity happening in his paintings.  First graders noticed the many symbols that Rizzi uses, and had fun looking for some his favorites – happy suns, hearts, birds, apples, and peace signs.

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First graders painted a Rizzi-style bird and added their own symbols to finish their cool and colorful birds.

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I can: Tell a friend what a SYMBOL is; draw a Rizzi bird; use mindful paint and gluing on my project.

First Graders Meet James Rizzi

First grade artists explored the art of American Pop Artist James Rizzi, who is known for his brightly colored playful paintings.  Our kiddos were delighted by his buildings with faces and spent part of their art class looking at Rizzi’s art and discussing the many objects found in his art, including birds, hearts, and buildings.

IMG_3951 IMG_3956 Talking about Rizzi!

They also created their own Rizzi-style building, adding a face and deciding if their building was a daytime scene with a sun, or nighttime with a moon…or both!

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I CAN: 

* Talk about the work of James Rizzi

* Name three objects Rizzi includes in his work

* Create a building in the style of James Rizzi

 

All U Need Is Love…

My third graders have been having a little fun with hearts this week.  After exploring the heart paintings created by American artist Jim Dine, they got to work on their own work of “heart”.

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While Andrea Bocelli sang some beautiful Italian love songs, we painted Valentine’s Day inspired words with Q-tips to create our background.  My normally chatty third graders were absolutely quiet as they concentrated on writing special words with their sticks.  It was heaven for this art teacher!

While these were drying, we created a colorful heart to add on top.  LOVE!

This project was inspired by this image by Michael Zayn that I saw on Pinterest:

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