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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Great Job on your artwork students! We have been awarded as one of the top art education blogs in our region!! Keep up the good work!

Monday, October 18, 2010

3rd Grade Landscapes

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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Drawing a sequel

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?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

5th Grade Symbol Drawings

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.

4th Grade Colorful Hands

The fourth grade students learned how to distinguish between warm and cool colors. They created colorful hand drawings with warm color hands and cool color backgrounds