Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Along with the Kindergarteners and 1st Graders, the 3rd Graders also learned about African Kente Cloth. The 3rd graders painted two sheets of paper, then used rulers measure and cut the papers into equal sized strips. They then learned how to weave the strips together. Once the papers were woven together, they used black paint to create a variety of creative patterns on their paper Kente Cloth.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The 5th graders worked really hard on a paper mache sculpture project. Using recycled materials such as cardboard, paper towel tubes and egg cartons, the students created the structure for a sculpture of something they felt represented their community in some way. Using paper mache, they covered their structure and painted it to complete their sculpture. There were a variety of creative ideas in many shapes and sizes!
The 2nd graders learned about the unique characteristics of Australian Aboriginal painting. Since the Australian artists based their paintings on Dreamtime stories (stories that were passed from generation to generation about how everything was created), the students' paintings were inspired by a Dreamtime story, as well. They also learned about warm and cool colors and positive and negative space. The positive space (the object in the painting) was painted using warm colors and the negative space (the space around the object) was painted using cool colors. The results were fantastic!