Week of August 15th

Here are the projects we worked on this week in art class:

Mrs. Gersten and Miss Torres’ SDC classes: The students learned about line (one of the 7 Elements of Art).  We read the book Harold and the Purple Crayon by: Crockett Johnson.  harold1

As we read the story, we discussed the different lines used by the illustrator (straight lines, jagged lines, expressive lines, curved lines, etc). The students drew 3 different lines using black oil pastel on white construction paper.  Next week they will color the spaces between the lines.  This will become the body for a monster. The project will take about 3-4 weeks to complete.

First Grade: The first graders learned about color (one of the Elements of Art).  In our lesson, we talked about primary and secondary colors.  Using tempera paint, the students created a color wheel.  They painted the primary colors first and then mixed colors to create the secondary colors.  This color wheel will become an umbrella picture.  This is a 3 week-long project.

Second grade:  The second grade classes all worked on individual projects for the 2nd grade show.  Each class will be representing a continent (2 countries from each continent).

Mrs. Jackson, Europe: (Wales and France) The students created paper daffodils for Wales.

Mrs. Hernandez, North America: (Mexico and Canada) Mrs. Hernandez’s class made flowers out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners for Mexico.

Mrs. Huffman, Asia (Philippines and Japan):  As part of the set design, the students worked on a collaborative project gluing cherry blossoms onto a mural panal. The cherry blossoms are made out of crepe paper.

Mr. Inocencio, Africa: The students made a recycled art project using old magazines.  They made beads using a ruler, skewer, glue, and magazine strips.  The beads will be used to make a tribal necklace.

Mrs. Davis, Australia: This week students painted koala headbands as part of their costume. IMG_2356

Mrs. Greenzweig, South America (Brazil and Puerto Rico):  Mrs. Greenzweig’s class folded scrapbook paper into paper fans. The fans will be a costume prop.

Third Grade: The element of art the 3rd  graders learned about was line.  We looked at the art work of Keith Haring and his use of lines to express mood and movement.

First, the students drew a figure showing a movement (ex: a figure jumping, dancing, doing a hand stand).  They started off with a stick person, and then filled in the figure with geometric shapes to create a contour outline. Next week the students will outline , color with marker, and color the background with lines.

Fourth-Sixth grade: The upper grade students had an introductory lesson on value and color (these are 2 Elements of Art).  We looked at several art pieces and discussed the use of analogous colors, warm/cool colors, complementary colors, and monochromatic colors.  Here a few art pieces we discussed:

We also looked at how adding value adds form.  In their art notebooks,oojjau students created 3 value scales using pencil, colored pencils, and makers.  The techniques they practiced were blending, cross hatching, and stippling.

Ms. Simmons’ SDC class: The students learned about the Elements of Art concentrating on line.  We looked at several examples of lines and discussed how artists use line (mood, movement, and contour outline). The students made an art piece of a shooting star with various lines coming from the star. The lines were outlined in sharpie and colored with chalk pastels.  The star was cut out of black construction paper. They will need 1 more week to complete this piece.

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