Savvy Second Grade Artists listened to a folk tale about the friendship between the Sun and Moon. We were introduced to the Aztec Culture and even located the Sun and Moon Temple in Mexico_ (Click and learn) on a map. We completed a color study so we would have a better understanding of warm and cool colors, then applied our learning to our Sun and Moon paintings. Check out our Artsonia page to see all of the fantastic completed work by our hard working second graders.
Third Great Artists studied the Gilded Paintings of Gustave Klimt. They made observations about his use of organic shape and stylized, spiraling lines in one of his most famous works, The Tree of Life. They created Styrofoam printers blocks by cutting foam plates at the circular base then engraving their tree design on the surface using a pencil. Using gold printers ink, they applied the ink with a brayer to the block. Students transferred the design to black paper and labeled it Artists Proof-the first print in any print series. Students embellished their final prints and applied glitter glue to the organic shapes and spiraling tree limbs once the ink was completely dry.
Creative Kindergarten Students studied the unique painting style of George Seurat (Click and learn_). We studied trees in the four Seasons and created our paintings using paint and Q-tips. What fun we had. Boy, it was sure messy too!
Our Fabulous Fourth Graders have been planning a duel painting using analogous_ (Press the vocabulary word to learn more) color schemes.
Students were asked to create two separate paintings with background, middle ground and foreground; one painting with warm colors, one with cool colors.
Check out our Artsonia Website for finished work.
Over the past two years, I have established a bi-annual Free Art Day in our Art Studio for students in grades K-5 for their continuous hard work. This is a creativity reward for their positive behaviors and work ethic each week in the art studio. That very special day is coming soon-the week after grades close for our 2nd marking period. Parents, your artists are allowed to bring art related items from home for their independent project or to share with their team if they wish, but this is not expected. The items must be clearly labeled AP non toxic and grade level appropriate. Items you may want to consider that have been a hit in the past: pony beads, color tissue, drawing books, sketching materials and pads, yarn, wiki sticks, self hardening clay, "fancy" craft scissors or markers, popsicle sticks, fun foam, crafters scrapbook papers, a small cardboard box (shoe sized). Be creative, after all, that is what it is all about! Please prepare a zip lock bag clearly labeled with your young artists name on it for safe return of all unused items. Questions???Please feel free to send me a note, e-mail or call. As always families, thank you for supporting the ARTS! -Love, Mrs. Szot
From Mrs. Szot
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