Thursday, December 19, 2013

3rd Chihuly Sculptures

These sculptures turned out amazing!  Check out their titles and how they continued the radial design around the board.  We took a trip to install them in the library - similar to Dale Chihuly's installation art.  Radical!







Tuesday, December 17, 2013

K form jewelry

The Kindergartners discussed the difference between a 2D shape and a 3D shape (or form).  We watched, and sang, this really cute song:  http://viewpure.com/K9L9l86N-xM&list=PLx2IWd2Kr6zzxvMUqxLvpaIWcU1WfN9N1
We used clay to create all these forms.  Next, after the clay beads were fired, the students created necklace.  We also added one special bead.  We made this special bead by pressing a clay sphere onto the bottom of our shoe to create an interesting texture!  Great job!








5th grade Pop Art Reductive Prints

One of my classes reduced twice, using three colors.  The other classes reduced once, using two colors of ink.  Extra color was added this year by printing on colored paper and mounting them to another piece of colored paper.  The titles are so awesome!












4th grade reflections

Here are the breathtaking final artworks.





Sunday, December 15, 2013

We can roar!

The first graders completed a fun lesson about symmetry, neutral colors, and texture.  We discussed how pictures can tell stories by looking and deciphering The Lion and The Mouse, by Jerry Pinkey.  His watercolor artwork is just beautiful.  The students created some awesome, unique, artwork.





Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2nd grade pastel landscapes

The second graders are working on an abstract landscape using chalk pastels.  We looked at the artwork of Ted Harrison, the famous English and Canadian painter.  He uses very bright colors.  We discussed his artwork and the three parts of a landscape.  Here's a funny video about Ted Harrison's art.  I like how it emphasizes the creative licence he took to create colors in the sky.
http://viewpure.com/QBdgekzrFl8

Check out these great student works.  They are really coming along.