Georgetown’s fifth grade artists are completing two different art pieces this week. We’ve gotten a little behind due to snow days and winter break, so we’ve been playing “Catch Up”…or as we say in the art room, Ketchup Time!
These fun and colorful villages are inspired by the work of Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Take a peek at this fun video to see Hundertwasser’s work….my 5th graders are still asking to watch the video, but I suspect it is partly because of the music that goes along with it!
Fifth graders have also been getting a kick out of their Salvadore Dali “Vase or Face” pieces. Which is it…vase or face?
This famous optical illusion became the basis for their own surreal vase/face pieces, complete with symbols often used by Salvador Dali himself – ants, eyes, and floating watches. It has been fun to see how my students interpret the Surrealist art movement and integrate the dreamlike, slightly uncomfortable images of Surrealism into their own pieces.
See more Hundertwasser and Vase/Face pieces at our ARTSONIA online art gallery!
Learning Goals: *Identify the work of Hundertwasser and Dali *Name two facts about both artists *Create an architectural drawing in the style of Hundertwasser *Identify elements of Surrealism including transformation and juxtaposition *Create a Surreal drawing in the style of Dali
Fifth Graders are finishing up a great Salvador Dali project. They loved learning about the Surrealists and talking about their own “surreal” dreams, and found Dali’s attention-grabbing moustache very hilarious. After creating their portraits, they chose their own Dali-inspired backgrounds and pipe-cleaner moustache designs.
As a wrap-up to our recent study of Surrealism and the art of Salvadore Dali, my 5th graders spent some time doing the Monster Mash with these crazy “real-not-real” surreal collages! You can tell by the results that they had a blast!
Fifth Graders are finishing up their study of Surrealist artist Salvadore Dali. We read “Dali and the Path of Dreams” by Obiolis and Subirana – the pictures in the book are gorgeous and really helped my students understand Surrealism.
My 5th Graders were intrigued by the long-legged elephant images in the book – and so we had to draw them!
We drew the elephants together, one step at a time – and after a demonstration about value and shading, my students used oil pastel to blend and shade the elephant bodies. Watercolor for the ground and sky completed their fabulous surreal landscapes.
I am also a new fan of the liquid watercolors that we used on the background – squirt a little of the concentrated watercolor in a dish, add water – viola! Lots of watercolor for this big painting project!
When does the usual look UNUSUAL? When is something real but NOT REAL? Fifth Grade artists recently studied the Surrealism art movement and viewed the strange, dream-like art of Surrealist Salvadore Dali. Then we tried our hand at making the ordinary look strange in the Surrealist style; we took a little field trip to our lockers and drew the exterior of the locker, making sure to note every detail to make it look realistic. Then we brainstormed what could be inside our lockers that could look surprising, unusual, or odd. Our surreal lockers are now filled with swimming fish, Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas trees (fully decorated!), space ships…very surreal!