After looking at the artwork of Jim Dine, students were inspired by the simple and nostalgic images. Students came up with their own simple theme and created variation by using the theme in different ways.
Students used a variety of different materials and ways of working with the theme-this is called mixed media. We used paint, paper, glitter, string, glass and marker to make the unique pieces.
Students in art foundations looked at Japanese paper collages as inspiration for their own paper collage. Students could create an abstract or representational design. Each design uses a variety of unique papers.
Students in drawing class have been learning how to draw cylinders and boxes. We started with ellipses, which are oval shapes and show the circle in perspective. Students made their ellipse objects come to life in a creative drawing.
When practicing with boxes, students first drew boxes in the classroom. Then we looked at how we could draw boxes using 2 point perspective and make them on a tree for a tree house. Students brainstormed and added other creative and fun items to their tree houses.
In art foundations, we learned about 2 artists who express their culture and identity in their artwork: Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Catlett.
Students drew visual autobiographies of their lives and then thought of symbols that represented their life and culture. Those symbols were arranged to create a unique print. Each student made edition prints and unique prints using foam. We focused on the art principle of contrast.
Our painting class has been learning about the artist Gustav Klimt and his work with the themes or nature, life and death. We experimented with many fun and new watercolor techniques before starting this project. Each student sketched ideas that would show symbols or meaning relating to life and death. Here are the watercolor paintings!
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.