Sunday, March 30, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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.
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.
3rd grade learned about Molas from Panama. Molas are layers of fabric made into a design,typically animals,and are made into clothing. The kuna Indians make Molas and are typically 2-7 layers of fabric in a variety of colors. We made ours out of paper and we cut out various shapes to create patterns.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The 1st graders learned about foreground, middle ground and background in this one day painting lesson. We painted blue paper white on the bottom half and then used very light gray paint to paint two trees on our horizon line. The next tree was in the middle of the white section and is a darker grey. The final tree in the foreground is at the bottom of the page and overlaps some of our previous trees making it look like it is in front. This one was painted black. These were a great one day landscape study.