Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Drawing with Scissors ~ 4th grade

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. 

Delauney Circles ~ Kindergarten

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

5th grade Autumn Leaves

Sterling, 5th grade. A colorful autumn, winds swirling. 

Traveling to Charleston ~ Rainbow Row ~ 3rd

Students create the characteristics Rainbow Row using collage techniques. Rainbow Row is a street of famous houses in Charleston, SC. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Adinkra Cloth, Pattern Repetition ~ 2nd grade




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

Architectural Letters ~ 4th grade

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

Tempera Batik ~ 5th grade

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. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Adinkra Cloth ~ 2nd grade

Second grade students are in the process of creating Adinkra cloth. They created  their symbols and cut them out of foam sheets. They glued the symbols on blocks (Thanks to Mr. Monts for cutting all of these!) and then practiced printing with paint. This is just a sampling of their blocks.