Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Artists in the 4th grade studied about the work of Henri Matisse. They were inspired by his work of cut out shapes that Matisse called Drawing with Scissors. Students got a better understanding of how artists work even through a disability or illness.
Students compared characteristics of organic and geometric shapes found in Matisse's work. They analyzed the shapes and practiced cutting/drawing them. They discovered ways in which Matisse repeated shape and how he used flowing lines to create movement.
What a wonderful example of Delauney's work by a talented artist in kindergarten. Triston overlapped circles and made different sizes of circles. He is a meticulous painter!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Students create the characteristics Rainbow Row using collage techniques. Rainbow Row is a street of famous houses in Charleston, SC.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
To make the printing block, students drew personal symbols. They reproduced the symbol on foam, cut it out and glued it onto a wooden block. They used paint from small bottles that have sponge tips to put paint on the printing block then carefully placed the block on the fabric- image side down.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Mrs. Menger's class
Mrs. Calloway's class
Ms. Elliott's class
Mr. Rich's class
In a previous post you saw students working on these letters. Here are some examples of the finished pieces.
Monday, October 31, 2011
These beautiful pieces are examples of tempera batik techniques.
They were inspired by the work of New Zealand artist Raewyn Harris
Students painted their design of the koru plant and used tempera paint to add color. They were encouraged to use information acquired after studying color theory. They painted several layers. Black India ink was brushed over the entire piece and left to dry. The ink was washed off the work using gentle pressure.
Students used silver or gold paint pens to emphasis the spiral shape and show transition.