Kindergarten students created monsters using a variety of lines and learned about how Primary Colors mixed together to make Secondary Colors.
1st Grade -
1st Grade students practiced lines and the crayon-resist method to lend a "hand" to our 1st and 2nd grade group display. They also were introduced to Author/Illustrator Eric Carle as they created a ladybug collage. They learned how Primary colors mix to make a Secondary color as they painted papers for these ladybugs.
2nd Grade -
2nd grade students also reviewed and practiced using a variety of lines in the group "Hands Up" project.
Mrs. Larvenz's 2nd grade students looked at the lines and textures in birch trees as they drew with oil pastels. They reviewed the Primary colors and used these to paint the background of their trees. The mixture of the Primary colors created a beautiful background for the trees!
3rd Grade -
3rd grade students practiced lines doing Zentangles. Zentangles are like doodles. They are a great way to use a variety of lines, patterns, and designs to create a work of art.
Mr. Veto's 3rd grade students, as well as the 2nd/3rd grade students in Masias's class, reviewed the element of color. They discussed warm and cool colors as they painted two background watercolors for some fun ink-blown trees.
4th Grade -
4th grade and 5th grade students also started the year with Zentangles. The students seemed to really enjoy this relaxing form of art.
Mrs. Petersen's and Mrs. Watt's classes reviewed Color as an element of Art. Mrs. Petersen's class created trees using warm and cool papers and paint. These 4 panel paintings came out beautifully.
Mrs. Watt's class just finished doing a cool project that combined Art, Science, and Math for the last few weeks of the first quarter. It's called Color Wheel Eyes. Students learned about different parts of the human eye and painted a color wheel in place of the iris.
5th Grade -
5th Grade students have been very involved in a project combining Art and Technology. They are working on a claymation project using the iPads. Students working in groups created a backdrop for filming the movement of color balls as they change or interact with the environment. The project is just about complete. Stay tuned for our completed movie. For now...here's a sneak peek at two of our scenes.
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5th Grade students are working on a clay animation project. There are 10 groups - each with a different scene that a colored clay ball, or balls, rolls into and interacts before rolling back out. We are using an iPad app called iMotion HD.
Here's one of our first scenes filmed.
Students in Mrs. Martin's Kindergarten class last school year participated in a Connected Classroom project with High School Student in Apex, North Carolina. Our Kindergarten students drew monsters as part of a lesson on using different kinds of lines in a work of art. The Kindergarten students named their monsters and then I digitally sent the images to Ian Sands who teaches Art at Apex High School. He had a class of students create 3D clay versions of the monsters. He then had a Computer Graphic Design class create toy packages for the monsters to go into. The high school students did a fantastic job! See some of them at work on Mr. Sands blog - http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/2012/03/monsters-round-2-sculptures.html
The first round of clay monsters made were way too heavy to be shipped to our Kindergarten artists, so Mr. Sands had his second semester classes create smaller ones. We got out of school for Summer break before they did in North Carolina so the finished monsters were shipped to us a few weeks ago.
Today students got to take their original drawing and the 3D sculpture in a package home with them! They were very excited and thankful of the hard work done by their High School Partners!
Take a look at the slide show below with our little artists and their monsters!
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
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