Monday, September 8, 2014

Matisse- Drawing with scissors 7/8 grade

We learned about Henri Matisse and his art with paper cutouts. The students were not allowed to use a pencil- only scissors to make their shapes.

It was amazing the ideas they came up with.

"The Hiker" 
Each student made two art pieces. One will be used in the school under the tables with glass for the year.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Underwater Sea Watercolor Scenes- 4th grade

In Fourth grade we reviewed warm and cool colors

We practiced drawing some fish with designs and details. We talked about focal points and backgrounds. The fish were painted in warm colors and the background was finished in cool colors.

We used pan watercolors for the fish and plants.  Liquid watercolor was used for the sea.

Oil pastels were used to outline everything before painting.
It was fun to see the variety of coral and seaweed in the background.

Come see our bulletin board. Up until Sept 30 when we send them off to square one Art.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Abstract Can Value Drawings

Pop Art in the Middle School

7/8 Grade is learning about Pop Art and three artists that are known for this movement. Andy Warhol did a lot of silkscreen with repeated images in different colors.

We reviewed the color wheel and talked about cool and warm colors. The students chose a mass produced image or product to portray in their artwork.

They drew the object and traced it three more times.

One section was cool colors and the other warm.

It was fun to see what they came up with.

We used colored pencils.

Sixth grade collage

This is the first year our students are using sketchbooks in art class. The first project we do is to give unique character to them.

We talk about the three parts of collage: Background, Focal point, and embellishments.

We have tons of collage materials in the art room they can use to create. One requirement is to put their name on the front in some way.

There were no two sketchbook designs alike!

The second day we got out the finishing touches. Puff Paint, ribbon, rubber stamps, paper money or cards were some of the choices.

Fourth Grade Underwater Scenes

These are not finished. We have been learning about warm/cool colors for our fish and creature watercolors.  We talked about focal point, background, and what makes a good composition. The painting should not have empty spaces. The fish were traced in oil pastel with warm colors.

Next we used liquid watercolors all around the background. It was fun to see all the creative imaginations and the sea creatures they added to the scene.

The last step will be to use pan watercolors to finish the details on the fish this week.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sketchbook covers 7/8 grade Watercolor masking

The middle school used watercolor spray with stencils to create a background for our covers this year.

Wherever the stencil was laid it stayed white with color around it.

The next step was to paint on or around the white area with acrylic paints. Some outlines with markers as well.

The different shapes were fun to see on each cover.