Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
5th grade students learned about the Tibetan tradition of making sand mandalas. The Buddhist monks spend hours working on intricate designs in complete meditation. When the design is finished, they wash the mandala down the river in honor of the value of impermanence.
Students created a radial symmetrical print by carving styrofoam and printing four times. Students took the print a step further by reducing the plate and printing a 2nd color. The process was long but the results are beautiful!
Monday, November 28, 2011
During a 3rd grade field trip to the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, I took a moment to acknowledge Jasper Johns and his number artwork. Thanks Jasper!
Jasper Johns was an American painter associated with the Pop Art movement due to his subject matter that often involved pop culture. He is most famous for his painting of the American flag, but he also did a series of paintings of numbers.
Kindergarten students practiced drawing thier initials and numbers and created a watercolor resist.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
3rd graders learned about artist, Gustav Klimt, and his famous "Tree of Life" painting. Students know all about positive and negative space after making their tree collographs. Students used traditional printmaking techniques to create a symmetrical print and then titled their artwork like professional artists.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
2nd graders are learning clay building techniques and made clay guitars. After the clay dries we will put them in the kiln, glaze them, and then put them in the kiln a second time. Stay tuned for the final products in a few weeks!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
3rd grade students studied the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud. He got his start in the 1960's when the Pop Art movement was starting. He is known for his paintings of cakes, pies, and sweets. Students practiced mixing tints by adding various degrees of white to their paint. Students communicated about their artwork by writing an artist statement
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Woodland's art teacher, Jenn Heyser, had a great idea for a bulletin board this week. Our plan is to highlight an artist with pictures and information each month. This month is Henri Matisse, one of the modern masters participating in the High Museum's "Picasso to Warhol" exhibit. Matisse was a French artist known for his bold use of color and use of positive and negative space. Check out this great website for kids, and learn more about Henri Matisse!!