Thursday, February 5, 2015
We looked at art by Wayne Thiebaud and then recreated his work using cupcakes as our subject. Thiebaud's work falls under the Pop art category and became popular in the art world in 1962. His paintings of cakes and pies are colorful and whimsical. Our chalk drawings of cupcakes are no different! We learned about value and blending using chalk. They turned out amazing!!
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Our A mola is a hand sewn design, usually an animal,made of layers of fabric using the appliqué technique. Molas are sewn on to a blouse and worn by the Kuna Indians of Panama.
Today, Molas are sold as art pieces and vary in cost depending on the size and complexity of the design. My parents lived in Panama for a year and this is a mola they brought back for me:
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We looked at work by the Aboriginal people of Australia. These native Australians would draw on the bark of trees using animals as their subject matter. The animals were drawn and filled in with line and dot patterns.
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The first graders learned about George Rodrigue, an Smerican artist from Louisiana. He painted his dog, Tiffany and his work caught on quickly. He used bright colors, starting with blue then he ventured into dogs of other colors.
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