Kindergarten: This week was the second lesson for the line monster project. The students cut out a monster face from their line art and added eyes, a mouth, and a nose.
First grade and Mr. Thomas’ class: The students completed their color wheel flowers. Students searched for primary colors in magazines and cut out petal shapes.
Second Grade: This week in art, we discussed bilateral and radial symmetry. We learned about Islamic art and the radial symmetry found in buildings, windows, and tapestries. The 2nd graders created a design on scratch board using a dull pencil. After etching out their design, they added tempera paint with a brush and then stamped their artwork in a radial pattern.
Third Grade: It’s sculpting day in 3rd grade. Students sculpted organic shapes using Model Magic Clay. Students were encouraged to add texture using sculpting tools, tin foil, tooth picks, and straws. This lesson is a continuation of last week’s shape lesson. The students were introduced to the work of Henri Matisse.
Fourth grade: The Scream self portraits are complete. The students who finished last week, started their portfolio cover. The students designed a Zantangle monogram.
Fifth grade and Mrs. Simmons’ class: Here are the completed self-portrait grid drawings.
Sixth Grade: The 6th graders were also introduced to the radial symmetry found in Islamic art. The students began their paper relief sculptures using 3 origami folds (hate fold, samurai fold, and the kite fold).
Mrs. Gersten’s class: We read the story, The Leaves on Trees by Thom Wiley and discussed the characteristics of fall trees and leaves. We looked at the work of Vincent Van Gogh’s art title, Autumn Landscape.
The students created their own autumn trees using oil pastels for the branches and trunk. To add texture to the leaves, the students used tin foil and tempera paint to stamp leaves onto their tree.