Thursday, November 15, 2012

Modern Tin Art (4th grade)

Modern Tin Art in Holiday Colors

Students each wrapped the boards with yarn into slits.
Fourth grader getting ready to add tin foil.
She has her cardboard wrapped with the yarn.

All smiles about their art!

Adding glue to the cardboard before we put down the tin foil.

Spreading out the glue with a paint brush helps make it smooth.
He is applying the tin foil.

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Love the colors and designs.

Shiny Modern Art!

Holiday colors fill the tin foil.
1) Cardboard
2) Yarn
3) Scissors
4) Elmer's glue
5) Permanent markers

Printmaking for Winter (3rd grade)

Beginning our prints!

Making a pattern of prints!

Stars fill the page.

White paint is added after every print.

He is making his prints line up on the page.

Love the pattern!

We pressed gently to make the prints.

A view from above our designs.

Painting on top of our wooden stars shapes.

Now we are adding small prints with a pen for snowflakes.

Baby dots!

We are all very busy in art class.

Look at these ladies work!

A close up of our pattern block for printmaking.

Filling the page with white stars.

After page is filled with stars we added small dots.

After printmaking we created our own snow people!

Love the top hat!

Adding a bit of color.

Pattern of stars fills her page.

Paintbrushes helped us apply the white paint.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Apple Still Life - 3-5th Dream

Still life arrangement created in Dream class.

Students using the cool colors of purple, blue and green.

Still Life with Apples
We are using yellow and red to fill in our apples. 
We added blue for a shadow to make the apples more three-dimensional.

Lots of lines were added.

Still Life Lesson Plan
Purpose: The still life lesson plan was developed to help the Dream students to understand the meaning of a still life arrangement, warm/cool colors and various types of line designs.  Students were able to look at various still life arrangements by master artists Van Gogh and Cezanne before they created their own.  

Wikipedia defines Still Life as:  A work of art depicting inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on) in an artificial setting. Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted.
Each student had a different line design for their tables and background.

Watercolor colored pencils are amazing to work with in art! 
Jadyn working on her shadows.

Each student brought their own style to their still life.

We share supplies when needed in art.

One apple fell out of our containers!  Oops!
1)  12" x 18" watercolor paper
2) black markers
3) watercolor colored pencils
4) paint brushes
5) water containers
6) Still Life examples by Cezanne and VanGogh

Love the colors in this still life. 
Stars fill her background!

Look at all the different line designs.

Marvelous still life arrangements!

Layne is busy adding color to his table.

Checkerboard theme for this table top.

These are frame-worthey pieces!


Finished still life arrangement with apples.

Beautiful colors and line designs.