Friday, March 24, 2017

Paul Klee inspired towns

First Grade students combined shapes to create these towns inspired by Paul Klee.

Pop-Art Portraits

Fifth Grade students looked at artwork by Andy Warhol. Warhol is famous for creating pop-art images. Pop Art is short for popular art which means using everyday pictures or images such as photos of celebrities or mundane things like soup cans, and turning them into fancy museum art. Much of this type of artwork was and is used in advertising. Students altered photos of themselves on a website called, then traced their photo and finally painted their pop-art portraits. They could only use two colors to paint their portrait in this graphic style. They had to choose complimentary colors (colors across each other on the color wheel) or analogous colors (colors next to each other on the color wheel.)



Los estudiantes de quinto grado observaron algunas obras de arte de Andy Warhol. Warhol es famoso por crear imágenes de arte-pop, que significa usar imágenes de la vida diaria, como fotos de celebridades u objetos mundanos como latas de sopa, y convertirlas en arte para museos. Este tipo de arte se ha usado y se sigue usando en la publicidad. Los estudiantes alteraron fotografías de si mismos usando una pagina web llamada, ellos trazaron su foto y luego pintaron sus retratos al estilo “arte-pop.” Solo pudieron usar dos colores para pintar sus retratos en este estilo gráfico. Tuvieron que escoger colores complementarios (colores que estén directamente de lados opuestos en la rueda de colores) o colores análogos (colores que estén adyacentes en la rueda de colores).

Cezanne Inspired Still Life

Second grade students compared still life artwork to portraits and landscapes. They studied the artist Paul Cezanne and painted a plate of apples that was placed at their table, in the style of Cezanne. Since we just finished an art project where students learned about Claude Monet, students also compared Monet's style to Cezanne's and discussed how artists can influence each other.

Coiled Clay Pots

Third Graders demonstrated their ability to roll a slab and attach clay using the score and slip method. Once the pots were fired, students glazed them and they were fired again.


Aboriginal Dot Painting

4th grade students learned about the artwork of the aboriginal people of Australia. This group of people is indigenous to Australia, just like Native Americans are indigenous to the United States.
The students learned that the Aborigines are known for their dot paintings and x-ray paintings. As you can probably imagine, dot paintings are made with only dots, and x-ray paintings show the inside of the subject they painted. Students chose an animal that lives in Australia to paint in the dot and x-ray painting styles of the Aborigines.


Los estudiantes de 4º grado aprendieron sobre el arte del pueblo aborigen de Australia. Este grupo de personas son indígenas de Australia, igual que los nativos americanos son los indígenas de los Estados Unidos.
Los estudiantes aprendieron que los aborígenes son conocidos por sus obras de puntitos y pinturas estilo rayos x. Como se podrán imaginar, las obras de puntitos son pinturas hechas solo de puntos y las pinturas estilo rayos x muestran lo de adentro del sujeto de la pintura.  Los estudiantes escogieron un animal que viva en Australia para pintar en los estilos de puntitos y rayos x de los aborígenes. 

Printmaking in Kindergarten

Kindergarten students explored printmaking by printing objects such as q-tips and paper towel rolls dipped in paint to create owls. They used sponges dipped in paint to create castles.


Shape Robots

As part of a new art assessment through MAEIA, 1st graders created these robots to show their knowledge of geometric shapes. Each robot also has a job. Be sure to ask your first grader what their robot does!