Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Warm and Cool Landcapes

Third grade students learned about the warm and cool colors and applied their knowledge of color theory in landscapes. They used the warm colors in the background and the cool colors in the foreground and middle ground.

Mondrian and the Primary Colors

First grade students learned about the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian and used the primary colors in a work of art!


Jasper Johns Inspired Names

Fourth grade students learned about the artist Jasper Johns.  He was an influential artist during the Pop Art movement.  Jasper Johns was known for painting images that the public was familiar with such as the American flag, numbers and a map of the United States.  Students painted something familiar with them; their name, as the subject matter of their artwork and used a grid method similar to Jasper Johns.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What are we doing today?

This question seems to come up almost daily in the art room!  When students walk in, they are excited and want to start making art right away, even before I can tell them what the assignment for the day is! To help answer this question, I've created a new way to display the daily objectives in the art.

Before the objectives were written on a "Daily Objectives" chart in the corner of my room- lots of words, very crowded and not very eye catching. (See picture below)

 Out with the old, and in with the new!  I've changed my daily objectives to more colorful "I CAN..." statements.  (See picture below) Now students can easily identify where to look to find out "what we are doing today" and what they will be learning.  Each grade level will have an "I Can..." statement posted that describes the goal for the day.  I've also written the Virginia Fine Arts SOL that the lesson focuses on too.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh.  They studied his still life paintings and then created their own sunflower college inspired by Van Gogh.

Primary Popsicles

 First grade students learned about the primary colors during this project!  They painted a paper using the primary colors red, yellow and blue. Once the paper was dry, they cut out the popsicles and glued them to a background filled with lines and patterns.  Check out their artwork below!

Fall Trees

Once during the 6 day art rotation, the special education class comes to see me for 20 minutes of one-on-one art time.  Last week we made fall trees.  This projected worked on fine motor skills of painting, gluing, drawing and scrunching paper.  Check out the beautiful fall trees below!