5th grade artists worked with pattern, repetition, and contrasting colors to make an op art design.
4th grade artists are learning how people from different cultures and places make artwork. They learned about Navajo weaving and how the people use wool from sheep to make yarn and weavings.
Students learned how to make a cardboard loom and are weaving a small little bag. Some weaving vocabulary words we learned are: warp, weft, weave, loom, and beat in.
3rd grade students are learning to work with different materials and processes to create 3D art. Students modeled with clay to make an imaginary or fantasy creature.
We have been learning different ways to print in 2nd grade art. Students learned how a print is a copy of something. Students practiced with kneaded erasers and stamp pads to explore printing. Then, we looked at the artist Piet Mondrian and his geometric artwork. Students created a monotype print using paint on plastic. We also used the primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Students really enjoyed making this artwork!
1st grade artists have been designing characters and comic stories. We looked at how art connects with story telling through comics and picture stories. Students worked to draw creative characters. After that, we discussed the setting of a story. We finished off with creating action in a comic story. Here are a few examples.
Kindergarten artists have been creating a fun artwork that represents their family. We discussed how all families are different yet have things in common. Students created a paper version of Russian nesting dolls.
4th graders are creating a clay relief symbol with 3D and carved parts that represent who they are. Students first sketched and colored designs. Then students cut out a large slab shape for the clay relief. We will be adding clay and carving this coming week. Then students will paint their clay symbols.
5th graders created a dot design by stitching yarn on painted cardboard. Students painted and splattered paint on the cardboard before learning about dot designs. We practiced radiating symmetry, rotating squares and a spectrum design. Students chose one of those designs or their own dot design. 5th graders loved this project!
1st grade artists enjoyed learning about Andy Goldsworthy and his art in nature. Goldsworthy goes into nature and makes art from what he finds outside. Here are some images of his work.
1st graders worked in groups to create art using items from nature. We didn't go outside because of the cold and snow. Here are some of the groups' creations!
4th graders finished creating a paper lantern based on Christian art. Students chose a Bible story to represent on their paper. Then students cut out the story using simple shapes and X-acto knives. To add color and make the light still go through, students glued colored tissue paper to cover the holes. Can you tell which stories students are expressing?
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