The third grade students created landscape paintings in the style of the French artist, Paul Cezanne(1839-1906). They learned that Cezanne painted the same landscape (The mount of Victoria) 60 times! Cezanne believed that it was most important to paint the structure and shapes in a landscape. The third graders carefully observed photographs of landscapes and created paintings in the style of Cezanne.
The second grade students read Aki and the Fox by Japanese author, Akiko Hayashi, and they created drawings to show a sequel to the story. Students learned how to draw the basic shape of Kon, one of the main characters, and they used their imaginations to paint a setting for Kon. They also learned that art can tell a story. Can you identify where Kon is and what he is doing in the sequels below?
The fifth Grade students learned about the American, female artist, Ida Kohlmeyer. Kohlmeyer used symbols in her paintings in order to create meaning. The fifth grade students identified symbols we encounter on a daily basis. They created a grid and used an intentional color plan in order to create their oil pastel drawings.