Kindergarten: This week we learned about the work of Pablo Picasso. We discussed his unique abstract style, how he broke up planes and shapes, and his collage work. We specifically looked at his work involving guitars as his subject. The students created a collage background using magazine paper, scrapbook paper, and music sheets. Next week they will create a guitar out of construction paper to add onto their collage.
First Grade: The first grade students were involved with a special collaborative project for the 2nd grade musical. They created leaves for the background mural.. Using green butcher the paper, the students created 10 leaves using oil pastels. Then they assembled and glued the leaves together. They were very excited to have this special role.
They will continue this project next week.
Second Grade: The students continued working on their Jackson Pollack inspired art pieces.
Ms. Zavala’s class created African necklaces for their 2nd grade musical costume. They used paper plates for the necklace, and tempera paint to design colorful patterns and shapes.
Third Grade: The students started a new art unit involving Mexican Folk Art. The students learned about the characteristics of Folk Art and we specifically focused on art involving metal and Folk Art from Mexico. The objective of the art lesson, is to create a Mexican Mirror using an aluminum tile and construction paper. The students started by cutting the aluminum sheet into a circle and engraving a radial design using geometric shapes and organic shapes (with a craft stick). Then they selected construction paper for the frame and decorated with Sharpie and Crayola Color Sticks.
Fourth Grade and Mrs. Simmons’ class: The 4th graders continued working on their geometric drawings.
Mrs. Williamson’s class began painting using their Pendulums. It was messy but fun. Not all groups were able to paint, so we will continue this next week. Mr
Mrs. Marmion’s class and Mr. Cross’ class continued working on their one point perspective collages.
Sixth Grade: The students were introduced to the art of Helder, Z. Vanessa (1904-1968) titled, Rocks and Concrete. We concentrated on the techniques used to demonstrate form such as value, texture, perspective, overlapping, 3 dimensional shapes, and shading.
For the art project, students selected a black and white photograph of a person, or an animal. Using the photograph the students mapped out all the different values. They drew out all the lines separating the various values. For the next art session, students will color in (with pencil) the areas matching the values from the photograph. This project with take about 3-4 art sessions to complete.
Mr. Thomas’ class: The students had a chance to finally completed their antique flower still life drawings. This week they “antiqued” their pictures by crumpling their papers and adding black watercolor paint.