Monday, February 11, 2013

100 Days/100 Years

 Kindergarten artists were celebrating the 100th day of school in their homerooms. In honor of the 100th day of school we created self-portraits. But, our self-portrait collages feature us when we are 100 years old.  Before we began we talked about texture. What is texture? Texture is how something feels. We looked at lots of photographs--pictures of leaves, rocks, feathers, mud and named the textures these items have.  Then, what better way to learn about texture than to create old people? :)
Our self-portrait collages have three textures. Our shirts have a bumpy texture from the paper crimper. We took the paper we used for our faces and crumpled it into a ball and then uncrumpled it, so they are wrinkly. And finally, our hair has texture created from cotton balls. The results are rather funny!
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Positive and Negative Hearts

2nd grade artists reviewed the Elements of Art--Line, Shape, Form, Color, Texture, Value and SPACE. We then elaborated on space. There is two types of space in Art: Postive Space and Negative Space. We began with a square of construction paper, folded it in half, and cut out half a heart. We then had two heart stencils-positive and negative. Using pastels and our stencils, we created the overlapping heART you see here.
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Alexander Calder Wire Hearts

 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students looked at the life and artwork of Alexander Calder. Calder is a renowned American Sculptor known for his mobile sculptures. He also created 3D wire drawings, drawing with wire much like we draw with pencils or sharpies. We used 18ga wire, shaped it into a heart, then used pipe cleaners and beads to create the sculptures you see here. These examples come from 4R & 5M.
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