Monday, January 23, 2012

4th grade Paper Sculptures

4th grade students studied the life and artwork of relief sculptor, Frank Stella. He was inspired by sports and created Abstract sculptures using expressive lines, shapes, and colors. Students chose a sport and transformed their abstract drawings into a 3d relief sculpture. Students also titled their artwork and participated in a class critique. They were encouraged to analyze each other's results and communicated positive feedback to their peers.

5th grade Brancusi inspired Sculptures

5th grade students studied the life and artwork of modern artist, Brancusi. He is an exhibiting artist at the High Museum of art's Picasso to Warhol show. Students were encouraged to use repetition and balance to create a unique poster board sculpture. The students and I really talked about creativity during this project. How do artists achieve creativity? What inspires artists to be unique? What can YOU do for this project to make your sculpture special and different from others?

I think a lot of them stretched the possibilities on this one. I think they were pleased with their results!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Jasper Johns and Me!

A look at Jasper Johns and I at the Picasso to Warhol exhibit. Woodland ES 3rd graders had a fantastic time during the field trip yesterday. They were well behaved, enthusiastic, and overall it was a great trip!

Monday, January 9, 2012

1st grade Ceramic Turtles

1st grade students created textured pinch pots and turned them into turtles. Students created a paper tetrahedron habitat to hold their animals. Students practiced mixing tints and shades for the water background.

3rd grade Calder Mobiles

3rd grade students studied the life and artwork of Alexander Calder. He is a participating artist in the High Museum's Picasso to Warhol exhibit. Calder was interested in movement and was the first artist to make mobiles. 3rd graders discussed identity and symbols and created a personal mobile