Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September wrap up

1st grade is working on a STILL LIFE painting where we are learning about pattern, overlapping and painting skills. These followed our collages we did previously. 
2nd grade:
2nd graders learned about COLOR through the art of Wassilly Kandinsky. We painted, primary, secondary, warm, cool and complementary colors. Our last set of circles was their choice. We used paint and oil pastel. 
3rd grade:
3rd grade reviewed warm and cool colors and learned to weave too. We painted two pieces of paper after drawing on it with white crayon. I cut the cool paper and they cut the warm paper I to strips to weave them through. 
4th grade:
4th grade reviewed warm and cool colors as well as the use of pattern in art. We created this collage in the style of the Austrian painter Hundertwasser. We painted using texture- two papers. One cool and one warm. We cut strips, glued them and created patterns with markers between. We cut circles and created our Hundertwasser trees. 
5th grade:
We are in the process of painting our Statue of Liberty project. Students drew the statue step by step then added a cityscape and details to make it their own. Next they used sharpie to outline. We are using watercolors, crayons, markers and oil pastels for this project. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

1st grade Matisse collages

1st grade is learning about free form and geometric shapes through the collage art of Henri Matisse. We cut out two geometric shapes and glued them down. Then we cut out a free form shape and glued that down. We even glued our scrap from the free form shape!!  Then we cut out two types of lines to add to our collage. We discussed overlapping and composition. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

August wrap up

Here is what is going on in the art room!
1st grade is learning about vertical and horizontal lines as well as primary colors by looking at the art of Piet Mondrian. Her is an example of what the 1st graders are creating:
2nd grade- we are learning about the American artist Alexander Calder. He made mobiles. Our mobiles are made from paper plates, tag board and yarn. They represent things about us. 
3rd grade is learning about abstract art as compared to realistic art. We are looking at art by Pablo Picasso. Picasso created the abstract style of art called cubism. Our art is a face drawn realistically then colored abstractly. We then will cut it into pieces and put back together to resemble cubism. 
4th grade looked at cave paintings and carvings from Lascaux France. We raked about this first form of art and how it allows us to look in the past almost 20,000 years ago. We drew an animal, cut it out, painted around it so it resembles a petroglyph. The pictographs are Native American symbols. 
OOPs- that's upside down - ugh!!! Sorry. 

5th grade is discussing contrast in art. We are making cityscapes on yellow paper with black Sharpie. We looked at many stes of buildings and buildings all over the world. Two buffing a are drawn on the yellow paper and one on shite that is cut and glued. We discussed perspective as well. 

And there you have it!  Happy 3 day weekend!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Welcome back!

Hello! Summer is coming to a close and we will soon be busy in the art room! Come visit me during the open house and say hi...and see my awesome banner I made. The kids will get to color that their first day of art! 
Please look for a letter from me that will come home with your child this coming week. Hopefully it will answer any questions you may have as well as provide valuable information about the upcoming year!
Enjoy the last few days of summer!
-Mrs. Johnson

Sunday, March 30, 2014

4th grade Cardinals

These paintings are awesome! The 4th grade course of study includes learning about Ohio animals. This translates to drawing and painting our state bird, the Cardinal! We looked at pictures of
Cardinals and students drew the cardinal of their choice. We used tempera paint and white oil pastel for the snow. 

Friday, March 21, 2014


Save the date!!! The art show will be Tuesday, April 15 from 6-7:30. Stop by to see our whole school turned into one big art gallery!!!