Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kinder Coquis

Kindergarten artists read the book "El Coquis" en la clase de espanol. We read the same book in art class, but written in English. We watched and listened to Puerto Rican Coquis on YouTube. We then drew a coqui together by drawing simple letters-'o' for the body, 'v' for the legs, and 'u' for the toes. We learned about overlapping and how to draw something behind something else. We painted these little guys using ONLY blue and yellow tempera paint. We had a yellow sky background, blue water and a green frog. Lastly, we mixed yellow and blue to make green for our frog. We experimented with varying amounts of blue and created a darker, blue green paint for the lily pad.

Celtic Knots

3rd, 4th and 5th graders of various classes created these asymmetrical celtic knots using metallic colored pencils and markers. We looked at photos of the Book of Kells we talked about the celtic knots as a symbol representing infinity because they never end.