First grade students are learning about how Primary Colors mix to make Secondary Colors.
To do this they had an adventure with the Primary Colors. They were given red, yellow, and blue paint and encourage to mix and experiment. Some students painted squiggles and lines while others created animals and monsters. All students had time to see what colors they could create by combining the Primary colors.
Students in Ms. Bahnks' class finished a fun project...just in time for Halloween!
We discussed Abstract art and how artist Pablo Picasso was famous for showing different viewpoints in many of his portraits. Students learned the difference between a front portrait view and a profile. They combined both of these into a Picasso style witch.
I think they all came out looking great!!
Check out all of our spooky Picasso portraits on the lower level of the building right next to the water fountains!
5th Grade students reviewed line quality in a work of art while creating these landscape paintings with Zentangle inspired lines.
Students first sketched out their landscape as we talked about using a horizon line and different levels of ground. They were then able to paint their landscapes with a creative color scheme. It was a blast seeing them get creative with the color.
I encouraged them to use different colors in each section of ground.
Once painting was dry, students reviewed line quality and watched a couple videos on zentangle drawings and then they began to fill the sections of their painting with different lines. Most of the lines were drawing using colored pencils. Some were done using black marker.
I love the variety the students ended up having in the finished works!
4th Grade students are reviewing lines by doing some cool pumpkin drawings with Zentangle designs drawn in them.
Many students need one more art time to finish up but here are some sneak peeks at what we've done so far.
Ms. Maere's first grade students used cardboard pieces and rolls to print different lines. They each were very creative and came up with their own design. Some created robots or animals while others made abstract designs. Next class we will use oil pastels to add color to these interesting works.
1st Grade students in Mrs. Jacobs' class used iPads and the Percolator app to transform their oil pastel penguin drawings.
The picture on the left is an example of a student penguin drawing. See the slide show below for our finished Percolated Penguins!
Parents please contact me if you would like a digital copy of your child's iPad art emailed to you.
Students used iPads with the WordFoto app to add words to their landscape collage works that were inspired by Grant Wood.
The artwork on the left is an example of a student landscape collage. See the slideshow below for our completed iPad works.
Parents please contact me if you would like a digital copy of your child's iPad art.
Ink-blown trees on warm and cool backgrounds
Ms. Bahnks' class learned about warm and cool colors as they painted two papers with watercolors. These would become backgrounds for ink-blown trees. I peaked students interest when I demonstrated how to drop black India ink with a dropper and blow it into a tree shape using a straw.
They all did a great job at this technique. Their trees look great! We even had time to use up the left-over ink by creating Ink Monsters. They dropped a puddle or lines of ink onto a white paper and blew it into whatever shape it decided to become. The next class the addition of googly eyes and colored pencils transformed the blob into a unique Monster! I think they may have had more fun on the monsters than they even did on the trees.
The beginning of an Ink Monster -
Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten are learning a lot about color in Art right now. They were introduced to Primary Colors (red, yellow, and blue) and how they mix together to make new colors. To demonstrate how two Primary colors mix to make Secondary Colors (orange, green, and violet) the student participated in a Color Handshake project.
We talked about in what situations you would shake hands with someone. Then students were paired up. They greeted each other with a handshake and then chose one of the Primary colors to be painted on their hands. They then shook hands once more mixing the two Primary colors to reveal the Secondary color they made. Students then printed their hand onto a large paper so we could see all of the color mixing!
Our first art lessons of the year deal with the Element of Line. Students review line quality and using a variety of lines in their artworks.
Kindergarten students are introduced to line and practice making them in a few different projects. We read Harold and the Purple Crayon and made our own drawings with our purple crayons. We even did a great big drawing together as a group with a big purple crayon. The next class we created Line Monsters. Our monsters were drawn using as many different lines as we could think of.
Mrs. Jacobs' and Mr. Rittenhouse's classes are doing a review of line with the same project. I call it "Hands Up". We each traced our hand and arm down to our elbows. Using crayons, we designed our arm with lots of different kinds of lines. Then we are painting over the crayon lines with watercolor paint to make it very colorful. This technique is called a Crayon-resist. In a crayon-resist the paint will not stick to the wax of the crayons, so the lines show up great! When these are finished we will cut them out and they will be displayed all together. Be looking for a picture of this to come!
Ms. Bahnks'and Mrs. Baker's students are all reviewing the element of line also. These 3 classes are doing a Zentagle project and are enjoying it. Don't know what a Zentangle is? Check out this website that explains the birth of the Zentangle. Students watched this video before they began their own Zentangle designs.
Monday is a great day for me - it means I get to come see all of my Willard friends!