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!
Big thanks to Suffield Elementary Art Blog and Deep Space Sparkle for this project inspiration – Georgetown kiddos loved it!
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
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.
A final fun collage. I love this new project!