In art foundations we have been working with the element SPACE. Students watched this short video to see 6 ways we can use space to create the illusion of depth.
Students each chose two objects or animals for their artwork. They placed one lower on the frame and one further back. The object that was closer to us and lower is drawn bigger, and the object that is supposed to be bigger is further back so it is drawn smaller.
In Painting I, students thought about and chose an inspiring place for their painting. We learned about the artwork from Friedrich Hundertwasser. He uses bright, spectral colors and lots of repetition in his paintings.
Here are the student paintings in two stages. We painted the main color shapes first and then painted the detail and pattern on top.
It was great to see all the student artwork from this semester! Thanks for stopping to check it out and for braving the snowy weather. If you didn't get a chance to see them, here are all the student displays.
In Art Foundations, students were learning about the art element value. We practiced creating value with watercolor paint and we also practiced using watercolor paint in different ways. Students read about and looked at art images from Georgia O'Keefe.
Each student practiced drawing different flowers and then chose a flower to create a close-up drawing and painting. Students learned how to crop and enlarge a drawing using a grid. Then each student used the watercolor techniques we practiced to paint the flower.
We worked on drawing faces and portraits to create a unique self-portrait. Students researched traditional clothing from many different cultures. We had a guest speaker, Lydia, visit us and speak about the traditional clothing and culture of the Congo, Africa.
Each student chose traditional clothing to add to their portrait to make it creative and unique. Enjoy these beautiful portraits!
We did a lot of practice with chalk and oil pastel before students decided what subject matter and art medium to use for this drawing. Students usually find that chalk pastel works easier to blend colors and give them the style they want. Here are the finished drawings!
The art foundations class finished the clay monsters by painting glaze on them in creative ways. We had some special crystallex glazes where the crystals melted and added color in different places.
In Art Foundations, we worked with the element of COLOR when creating our Cubist paintings. Students painted a color wheel first to remember how colors mix to make other colors. Then, students learned about the style of art called Cubism. In Cubist art, many objects are broken up, shown from different perspectives or simplified.
Each student chose a sea or air creature for their painting. We practiced drawing them in the Cubist style. Can you guess each of the creatures?
Drawing students have been working with charcoal. We practiced with the different types, vine, compressed and charcoal pencils. Students did a practice drawing with fabric and then chose an animal head for their final charcoal drawing. Here are the finished drawings!
Students are working with the element, FORM. We discussed how something with form is 3D, takes up space and has volume, and can be viewed from multiple angles. Students each came up with their own creative monster design. We built the monsters using 2 pinch pots. Next week we will glaze the monsters with fun colors!
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.