Kindergartners practiced crayon rubbings of many different textures in class on Friday. This coming Friday, we will use texture plates to create different texture on our October pumpkin drawings!
1st graders are working with shapes and lines to make patterns. Here are some patterns we practiced to start an artwork inspired by Gustav Klimt.
2nd graders finishing painting the clay faces inspired by Pablo Picasso
Each student designed and colored their own theme park inspired by Walt Disney.
3rd graders just finished the leaf weavings on the paper plate. Students could choose one or many colors to make the leaves of the tree. It was a challenge for some students to remember how to weave, but all were able to weave some leaves on the tree. Enjoy the variety of trees in the Iowa landscape!
4th graders are learning how we can express our beliefs and values in art. We learned how Christian art expresses stories from the Bible. Each student chose a story and drew it as broken shapes so light can shine through the cuts and make a lantern.
5th graders are working with shapes in creative ways. We drew shapes and lines on a foam piece and then printed it around a center point to make radial symmetry.
Kindergartners are learning how they can change paper in creative ways. We looked at the artist Henri Matisse and his creative paper art.
Students started cutting out big shapes so they could layer paper like Henri Matisse. We will work on cutting out smaller shapes and learn how to fold paper to make symmetrical shapes next week.
1st graders are working to create different types of lines. We used all types of different materials to make lines on our papers.
The 2nd grade clay Picasso faces were fired in the kiln last week. We will paint them with fun colors soon.
We are now learning about another influential artist, Walt Disney. Walt Disney also showed creativity in his animations and later in life with his creation of Disneyland. He was a risk-taker like Picasso because he tried new things that were difficult and had not been done before.
Students are designing their own creative theme parks.
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