Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pointillism Leaves by the 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders

For this project, the students learned about the unique style of art called Pointillism. In pointillism, artists apply color in many small dots. Instead of mixing colors together, colors were placed next to each other to create the colors the artists wanted. We were treated to many beautiful leaves this fall, so we used the fall leaves as inspiration for this project. We practiced drawing the leaves from observation, then used the pointillism technique to add color to them. They look beautiful!

5th Grade

5th Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade

5th Grade




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Name Zentangles

The third, fourth and fifth graders started the year by creating Name Zentangle drawings. They came up with a drawing that represented themselves in some way, added their name using tracing paper and a transfer technique, and filled in the letters and other spaces with Zentangles. To make a Zentangle, you use a variety of lines and shapes to create unique patterns. They did an amazing job with these projects!!

5th Grade

5th Grade

4th Grade

4th Grade

4th Grade

3rd Grade

3rd Grade

3rd Grade




Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kindergarteners, 1st graders and 2nd graders are off to a great start!!

This month, we welcomed the Kindergarteners to the art room! We also welcomed the 1st graders and 2nd graders back after a lovely summer.  We have been busy learning about all of the different ways to make art. For our first project, we learned about different kinds of lines and shapes and how artists like Wassily Kandinsky made beautiful paintings using only lines, shapes and colors. The students made their very own paintings using lines, shapes and colors, just like Wassily Kandinsky. Here are some of their paintings! 

Kindergarten
Kindergarten
First Grade
First Grade
Second Grade
Second Grade