Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Underground Drawings

Students discussed what sort of animals and insects create tunnels and chambers underground. They looked at different books that illustrate the tunnels underground. Then students created their own unique and inventive tunnels and chambers, complete with beds, kitchens, even chambers with disco balls for dance parties!

 

 

Self-Portrait Comparisons

Kindergarten students drew self-portraits at the beginning of the school year and drew and painted self-portraits again at the end of the school year. Look at how these artists have grown!














 


Starry Night Paintings

Kindergarten artists were introduced to the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most famous artists of all time. They discovered that he was one of the inventors of impressionism. Van Gogh like the lines his paint brush would make in thick paint, and he painted this way in most of his artwork. They looked at his most famous painting, "Starry Night", and painted their  own version of starry night, by using short brushstrokes, just like Van Gogh.




Blue Dog

Third Grade students studied artist George Rodrigue, who lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rodrigue is famous for his paintings of “Blue Dog.” Students discovered that Rodrigue’s “Blue Dog” isn’t always blue. Sometimes Rodrigue paints his dog different colors with different backgrounds to symbolize the emotions and events in the United States.


Students drew and painted their own version of Blue Dog, complete with a story explaining the setting of their painting. 

 

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Frida Kahlo Inspired Portraits

Students learned about portraits and discussed work by famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Students created Self-Portraits using symbols that were unique to them and then wrote what their symbols mean.

Los estudiantes aprendieron sobre los retratos y hablaron sobre las obras de la famosa artista Mexicana Frida Kahlo. Los estudiantes crearon auto-retratos  usando símbolos que fueran individuales para ellos y luego escribieron lo que significa cada símbolo.

 


Bubble wrap prints

First Grade students used bubble wrap to print. They painted bubble wrap with blue tempera paint and then printed it on blue paper to create the look of water. Then they created fish and glued them onto their printed paper. 



Still Life Paintings

Fourth grade students used their observational drawing skills to draw and paint a still life.