Friday, April 19, 2013

Fill-in-the-blank Landscape Drawings

Third and fourth grade artists used pages from landscape calendars to create these beautiful landscape drawings. We cut them into two inch trips, then removed every other strip. The artists used what we had learned during our color mixing unit to work on matching the colors in the original photograph using only colored pencils. I am so impressed with the quality of work on this lesson as well as the focus and effort that students put in to these. Look for many of them on display at the Bridge Street Art Fair!

Pre-School fabric painting for Children's Art Auction Quilt

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mosaics inspired by Kandinsky's Concentric Circles Inside Squares

Fifth and sixth grade artists looked at Kandinsky's famous painting, Concentric Circles Inside Squares.

 We used scraps of painted paper cut into tiny square "tiles."  Each student made one concentric circle mosaic, then we put them all together into a class project.  I put a coat of acrylic gel medium on the finished work.  This piece will be auctioned off at our Children's Art Auction at the Bridge Street Art Fair on Saturday, May 18.

Thanks to all of the fifth and sixth grade artists who came in during your lunch or recess to finish this project!  They are beautiful!

Inspired by Andy Warhol's Flowers

Kindergarten artists learned about pop artist Andy Warhol.  We talked about how he made his prints of everyday items using bright, bold colors.  Here is one example Warhol's flower prints.  He made this print many times using many different colors.
Here is Andy Warhol with some of his flower prints. 
Look at these flower prints! They take up a whole wall in an art gallery! 

Kindergarten artists used different shades of green acrylic paint on glossy black boards.  After spreading the paint with brushes, they used forks to add the grass texture to the paint.  Then they added cut paper flowers.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Circus is Here!

Fabric Painting for Art auction Quilt

Thank you M.L. and Jill for helping with our fabric painting project!  First and second graders painted fabric squares that will be sewn into a quilt for our art auction to benefit the PTO.  We used special fabric paints that reacted with sunlight to create prints.  We also added Kosher salt, lentils and alphabet pasta to our pasta to create some amazing effects.  We are so lucky to have AMAZING parent volunteers to help us with this massive project!