Wednesday, October 12, 2011

3rd grade Value Desserts

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

5th grade Contour OP Art Shoes

5th grade students made detailed contour line drawings. They studied the 70's art movement, OP art which used repetition of lines and shapes to create optical illusions. Students created emphasis by making their shoes big and in the middle. Students studied analogous and complementary colors.

2nd grade

Imaginary Creatures! 2nd grade students discussed the common use of animals in artwork. Students created an imaginary creature by combinging parts of 3 different animals into one. Students painted a landscape environment for their creatures