Kindergarten artists were inspired by the artist Henri Matisse. Later in life, he created many artworks by cutting and arranging colored paper in creative ways.
Students cut larger shapes and then layered small shapes of cut paper on top to make a picture. Here are a few examples of student art!
1st grade artists have been working with shapes and lines to create different patterns. We learned about the artist Gustav Klimt and the repetition and pattern he uses in his paintings.
Students practiced to make their own unique patterns.
2nd graders are inspired by the influential artist Walt Disney. They looked at his start in drawing animals and how he created an animation company, made animations and then later built the Disneyland theme park. Walt Disney showed commitment in creating his first full-length animation because it took 3 years to make. He also was a risk-taker in creating a theme park that was so different and new. His dream was to bring people together and make people happy.
3rd graders have been working with yarn to create the tree branches and trunk. This week we started weaving to make the leaves.
Here are some of the final prints from the 5th grade class. They really enjoyed the process of making a foam design and printing with ink.
The 4th graders finished their kaleidoscope paper designs this past week. They did a great job of layering contrasting colors and cutting many interesting cuts in the paper. We learned how the kaleidoscope design is a symmetrical design similar to the mandala design.
5th grade artists used simple lines and shapes to create a radial print design. By repeating the design around the center point, they are creating radial symmetry balance and repetition. Here are a few examples from our first day of printing!
5th grade artists started the year learning about a contemporary artist, Jen Stark. Jen Stark is a 35 year old artist from Florida who now lives and works in California. She creates really beautiful layered art using lots of bright colors.
Students created their own layered paper design by starting with a folded paper and shape they cut out. They used popsicle sticks to create depth and make the paper stick out more similar to Jen Stark.
4th grade artists had a special visitor to their art class. We have been learning about how art expresses our beliefs and values. Students created a mandala piece with special symbols that represent them. Our visitor talked about kaleidoscopes and brought in her collection to show us the beautiful designs on the outside and inside. Kaleidoscopes are similar to mandalas because the design rotates around the center point or circle. Students are creating their own kaleidoscope design using colored paper and layering it.
Third grade artists have been painting an Iowa landscape on a thick paper plate. We will use the paper plate to create a tree weaving on. Students learned about depth in a landscape and the 3 different parts of a landscape: foreground, middle ground and background. Here are 2 examples of the landscape painting. We will add the tree weaving this next week.
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