First Grade: Expressing our fears....
We first big first graders know that it is just fine to be a little scared sometimes. This week, began creating their haunting wallpaper by using something that makes them scream. The 'wallpaper' is created using a resist method with oil pastels and watercolor paints. After finishing their repeated patterns, each student needed to complete the sentence "I scream when I see ___________________".
|using our adventure books to guide our drawings|
|Henri Toulouse Lautrec example|
|2nd grades plan for the year|
I decided to use the same lesson for these grade levels because it seemed to fit their over all themes for the year. First/Second Grade continues to focus on the skills and ideas of working within a community and Second grade's sequential theme is "school". In order to connect the students' learning to something in their own world, we focused on the three repeated 'rules' of the school:
The Tiger Traits.
|final practice sketch|
|Practicing our lettering|
Third Grade: Entering the Land of the Rising Sun....
|Mt. Fuji, Sakura and a pagoda|
"Although it fall over, it always stands up"
Fourth Grade: Seeing colors....
When you throw in a little magic everything looks different.
|Andy Warhol print|
As we continue to investigate Andy Warhol and his mischievous ways, we have to consider how color played an important role in his artwork. This is probably one of my most favorite lessons to explore: color theory and how color can play tricks with your eyes. I think I love this lesson because I love color and understanding how it works in art. And the students just love it! Why do some colors appear to float? Why do some colors appear to glow? Why do some colors appear to move back or forward?
|exploring red on different backgrounds|
Students used fadeless flat squares and rectangles to explore how color combinations change the outcome of a painting or print. Our next step is preparing our screens for some screen printing!
|using the most intense combinations on a Warhol soupcan|
|inspiration for screen printing|
Fifth Grade: the writing is on the wall....
Unfortunately, I did not capture any recently completed graffiti words!!!! Oof. What can I say. Currently, the fifth graders are explaining their word choice through a descriptive paragraph... Pics next week :( Click HERE for a PBS documentary.
|sixth grade contour drawing: 3 Musketeers|
Sixth Grade: All wrapped up....
|being a potter...|
|rolling out a slab|
|perfect little paintings|
See you next week in the SMocKroom!