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!!! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

4th grade Van Gogh clay tiles

Every year, 4th grade creates tiles out of clay depicting ether Starry Night or Sunflowers by Van Gogh. They have become a favorite project among students and parents. 
Students learned about Van Gogh's style if painting and his use of texture in his work. Clay is the perfect medium in which to explore texture. Students created their tile then drew into the clay adding texture as they went along. Glaze was used to finish the tiles. 

1st grade Henri Matisse still life

The first graders looked at still life paintings by the French artist Henri Matisse. We drew our still life in a similar way using multiple patterns like Matisse. Watercolor was used as we discussed various watercolor techniques.