Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First grade warhol flakes

First graders watched a youtube video about the colorwheel-
After discussing primary colors, secondary colors, warm colors, cool colors and complementary colors. We looked at some of Andy Warhol's "Pop Art".  Pop art refers to popular culture. Warhol's artwork is infamous for its use of repetition and color. Using the primary colors for back ground colors and the secondary colors for snowflakes, we created our art. The rule was that each secondary colored snowflake had to be glued to its complementary primary color. We had a large color wheel projected on the wall as reference.

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Kindergarten Winter Collage

Kindergarten artists read the book "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. We read the book online using the website It's a free site that requires an email address to register and then you have access to thousands of books online--for free! I like it because you can zoom in quite a bit and look at details of the artwork. After reading we talked about collage. Collage is a french word meaning "glue". Using construction paper and glue we created these paper collages of a street during a snow storm. We finished our collages with white paint for snow.
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