Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Landscapes

Kindergarten Artists learned about landscapes in art class. We looked at several landscape paintings by various artists. After reading "Pumpkin, Pumpkin" and watching a short video about the life-cycle of pumpkins, we created our collage landscapes. We drew our pumpkins together. We then practiced how to safely and effectively use our scissors to cut the pumpkins out. We created texture in the grass and glued everything together. Lastly, we used white chalk to add a glowing moon and stars to the sky. Some students chose to draw faces on their pumpkins.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Op Art

In Optical Art or “Op Art,” artists create an optical illusion. The illusion could be that something is moving, or popping out, or falling in. We made our op art pop out by using colored pencils and shading a range of values for each color in our patterns. This helped us create the illusion of three dimensions on our two-dimensional paper.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

 In a cross-curricular project, Art and Espanol joined forces with Kindergarten and First grade students. All classes read a couple of different stories about Dia de los Muertos. In Spanish class students read the stories in Spanish and in Art they read them in English. Students learned that Day of the Dead is a time to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones. Part of this celebration includes the creation of sugar skulls. In Art, students applied what they learned in Spanish in the creation of these Sugar Skulls. Our art words include line, pattern, symmetry and texture.
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