Saturday, September 26, 2015

Greek Scratchboard Vases- 6th Grade

Sixth grade learned about some Greek myths in Language Arts.  We watched a powerpoint about classical art.

Each student made their own scratchboard to mimic the orange figure vase technique. We used orange oil pastel with black tempera paint.

The greek figures and creatures were so creative.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fourth Grade Castle Drawings

We started drawing some castles in Art class. First we watched a powerpoint about the parts of a castle.

We used some cardboard templates to give us straight lines. We talked about how to draw bricks and the angle on the towers to give a 3D look.
A new part of a castle we learned about were crenellations. This is the edge on the tops of towers used for defense.

We used gray oil pastels for the stone and art stix for the color.

Each castle design was so unique and creative.

Picasso Head Sculptures out of Pantyhose

To make our sculptures we drilled several holes in the wood base. We used a wire hanger for the armature. Pantyhose was stretched over the wire and stapled to the wood base.
Stretching the wires.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sixth Grade Abstract Oil Pastel

We learned about Georgia O'Keefe and her enlargement of flowers.

They are so enlarged they look abstract

We used an artist viewfinder to choose a part of a flower to paint.

We used oil pastels and blended to make shades and tints.

These will be our square one art projects.

Under the Sea Watercolor Paintings- 4th grade

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sixth Grade Sketchbook Collage

At the beginning of the year all 6th grade students are given a sketchbook to keep notes and practice sketchings. 

We like to decorate the covers with some fun collage.

First, the background is attached before designing a focal point.

Then we add embellishments as the last step. 

I loved how they were all different.