Monday, January 31, 2011

Kindergarten Kandinskys

Kandinsky's Squares with Concentric Circles

Kindergarten artists hard at work

Kindergaten artwork:

Welcome to the Jungle! Henri Rousseau Paintings

Third and fourth grade artists studied the painintngs of Henri Rousseau.  We specifically looked at his lush jungle paintings.  They used acrylic paints on canvas board to create jungle landscapes.  We learned about foreground, middle ground and background and we also focused on mixing different shades and tints of green, rather than using the green paint straight from the bottle.

A few of Henri Rousseau's jungle scenes:

Student work:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rainbow Fish

Kindergarten artists read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.  

This is a favorite children's story about sharing and making friends.  We drew our rainbow fish with crayons first, using the letter C, D or M to make fish scales.  Then we painted our fish with liquid watercolors and observed the resist technique.  Finally, we used colored foil to add the rainbow scales onto our beautiful fish!