Georgetown fourth grade artists are finishing up a big Kandinsky project this week. The project is stunning, and we can’t wait to hang these in the hallway!
After looking at Kandinsky’s Several Circles No. 323 and discussing abstract art, we got started.
Several Circles No. 323
We began by thinking about texture and color as we created our background.
Next came tempera paint in rainbow order, with a little white thrown in for playing with tints.
painting – rainbow order
We traced circles and painted over our marker lines with black tempera paint.
tracing circles and painting with tempera
Then – more color, this time thinking about warm and cool colors as we painted the circles.
One more look at Kandinsky’s circle painting and a big discussion about eye path and leading the viewer through the artwork by using shape and color….and finally, cutting our circles, carefully placing them on the background, and gluing the circles down. The results….stunning.
Assembling Kandinsky project
This project was inspired by “Brooke’s Quilt #3” …. check it out, it is lovely!
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!
First Grade artists have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism. We found many shapes and colors in Picasso’s “Three Musicians” painting – and everyone enjoyed finding the dog hidden with the musicians!
Three Musicans by Pablo Picasso
We created our own versions of the Three Musicians, adding texture to our background and lots of colorful shapes.
Kindergarten artists had a little review on drawing rectangles as they created fun “Frankie” and “Frankette” portraits. We practiced drawing rectangles in the air with our imaginary markers (short line, loooong line, short line, looooong line!) and then set to work finding and drawing the rectangles on Frankie’s head, teeth, and neck bolts. We added a zig-zag hair line, texture crayon work for color, and finished with yellow construction paper eyes.
Third Grade artists began learning about “Action Jackson” Pollock this week. We read Action Jackson by Greenberg and Jordan, and looked at several reproductions of Pollock’s action paintings. Everyone was excited and energized by Pollock’s abstract expressionist paintings!
So we got busy with our Action Jackson project by creating a textured background with warm color crayons. This was a great review of warm colors as third graders sorted out the pink, orange, yellow, and red crayons for their texture rubbings. Next week…string printing on the textured background!
Our First Grade artists have been busy creating….SLUGS! We read the silly book Slugs by David Greenberg, and then created GIANT slugs!
We drew our slugs with a big black marker, colored their fancy clothes with crayon and painted their bodies with brown watercolor. The last step was to review the art element of Texture and then use texture rubbing plates to create a great textured background.