Friday, August 29, 2014

Fourth and Fifth grade Dots

The fourth and fifth graders were tasked to create a work of art (representational or abstract) using a given mark.  They were each given the same mark (a 1/4 circle).  After discussing value, the students had to show at least two examples of value in their artwork.  I love how unique each one turned out!

Second and Third grade Dots

The second and third graders were tasked with the literal assignment from Vashti's teacher:  "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."  After creating four thumbnail sketches the students chose their favorite design and used a button as their mark.  The next class time we discussed color schemes.  The students had to choose ONE color scheme to work with (primary, secondary, cool, warm or neutral).  It was fun to take a pole at the end of class to see what color schemes were chosen most.  It was different in each class!  Look what these creative students came up with - remember, with just one mark!  Great job!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

September Artists

These chosen artists are the first of a great bunch of students to be highlighted for their amazing attitudes, kind hearts and willing spirits.  Those are just a few of the wonderful attributes I've noticed here in the art room so far this year.  Congrats to you special friends for kicking off a great school year of wonderful Artists!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kindergarten and First Grade Dots

The Kindergarteners and First graders explored mark-making using tempera cakes.  After viewing The Dot, we discussed how we are all artists and how art can be a lot of different things.