We are finishing up some great projects in our art room! Fourth graders have been revisiting a favorite artist, Faith Ringgold – and have created these beautiful self-portraits. My favorite part of this project is reading what they wrote about themselves below their portraits – such a fun way for me to get to know them all a little bit better! (click on the images to see what they wrote!)
First graders have completed a little pattern project – Beetle Bop Bugs. This project gave them a chance to show Mrs. Brouwer their direction following and cutting skills…not to mention getting to use those fancy paper punches! First graders learned that the paper punch can be a little tricky to use!
Second grade artists have been looking at the sunflowers painted by Vincent Van Gogh as they created their own beautiful sunflowers.
We love these new Crayola crayons…so many beautiful colors all rolled in to one fancy twistee crayon.
Parents….the 1st grade Beetle Bop project and the 2nd grade Sunflowers are in Georgetown’s ARTSONIA on-line art gallery – visit the gallery HERE.
My sweet second graders are really excited to finally take their clay tiles home. This project was part of our Middle Eastern culture study – we looked at images of the beautiful tiles found in shrines in Iran and learned about radial symmetry before creating our own tiles.
Tile Work – Iran
Glazed tiles waiting for gold wire and sparkly beads.
All the lovely beads – ready to add to our tiles!
Finished tiles, ready to take home and hang!
Last week’s snow days off – lovely as they were – have really made a jumble of the art room schedule. I’ve got kids in all different stages of many projects, which makes me a little bit frizzled. So some of my kiddos who are way ahead of the other classes have been doing some fun little Valentine projects while the other classes catch up. They are having a blast and I’m enjoying chilling with them a bit too!
Kindergarten Heart Flowers
Second Grade Flower Pots
Surprisingly, these goofy Love Bugs created by First and Second grades were their favorite!
Caterpillar and Fly Love Bugs – and the artist is pretty cute too!