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!
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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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