Students in Mr. Veto's class are finishing up on a fun project. They were introduced to the abstract portraits of Pablo Picasso and are doing a collage inspired them. They are creating portraits based on the question - What if Picasso made witches?
Student chose two colors of paper after we talked about colors on the color wheel that would contrast each other or would blend together.
We also talked about a profile view compared to the front view of a face. I demonstrated how to combine the two into a Picasso-like face. They had fun creating these witches. They were able to use lots of creative choices as they worked on them.
I hope to get them up on our Artsonia Gallery soon!
Students in Veto's and Masias's classes learned about American artist Grant Wood. We looked at the shapes in his landscape paintings as well as how he created the illusion of depth using size, placement, and overlapping. We were also working on the Art Element of Color. Students were introduced to Intermediate colors and had lots of practice mixing them. This was a project that contained a great deal of learning, experimenting, and Fun!
We started by pairing up and working together to create Intermediate colored painted papers. Students chose a primary and secondary color that mixed to create an intermediate color. The students in the photo to the right is mixing the color yellow-green. Once the paint was mixed, each student painted a paper and then used a painting comb or craft stick to scratch a texture or design into the paint before it dried. This made our papers even more interesting.
Our goal was for everyone to create a painted paper in all six intermediate colors. We used two class periods to do this. The time was well worth it. We had fun and all learned how to make the intermediate colors.
Then the collage fun began! Students shared papers and began constructing beautiful, colorful landscapes!
SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCTS ON OUR ARTSONIA GALLERY -> Grant Wood Inspired Collages
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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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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