1st graders had a great time moving to the music and drawing each other in art class. We looked at how artists combine movement with art. We watched a video clip from the Beijing Olympics, Lara Hanson's Performance art and a few short videos of Cirque du Soleil. Click on those links to see what we explored in art class!
5th graders looked at the artist Jackson Pollock and how he works on a large canvas on the ground and drips, splatters and throws paint at his canvas. We were able to do the same in art class. Here are some links to check out his work.
Jackson Pollock talking about his work
A video clip from the movie Jackson Pollock
Brushster- a website to try to make an action painting on the computer
Pollock- another website to create an action painting on the computer
We are focusing this unit on Abstract Art, which is art created with little or no reference to real objects, places or people. Enjoy the action paintings below!
4th graders have started learning about landscapes. We looked at different pictures and decided that landscapes have 3 main characteristics:
The 4th graders finished their mosaics using lots of small materials. Take a look at their beautiful work!
The 3rd grade students have been learning new ways of using materials and expressive color. This week they started creating a bigger print based off of the most beautiful place they know or the most enjoyable place. They were encouraged to use bright colors and color hard on the sandpaper. Take a look at some of the first prints!
2nd graders were able to make a beautiful snowy background using watercolor, salt, white paint and Q-tips. They also were able to get started on their penguin. We'll be adding lots of extra materials and details this next week.
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