Preschool students created a collage from cardboard, paint, and paper. Many students made skyscrapers, buildings and roads.
Kindergarten students learned that everybody makes art all around the world. We looked at Aboriginal Dot Paintings and got ideas from the lines, dots, shapes and animals in Australian art.
First Grade students learned that artists get ideas from the world around them. We talked about the things that you can see in a city. They painted the background with sponges for an Impressionistic looking sky. Next, they cut and glued a road, skyscrapers and cars. They learned the words cityscape, collage, foreground, midground and background. Every collage is unique!
Second Graders just finished their color theory unit. Students learned that the primary colors red, blue and yellow can be mixed to make the secondary colors orange, green and purple. Each student created a heart inspired from the artist Jim Dine showing warm and cool colors.
Third Grade students are creating a seascape collage. Each student drew their own ship complete with sails, masts and flags. Next they created water with light, medium and dark values of paper. Finally they added watercolor paint for their stormy sky.
Fourth Graders learned about a group of painters called the Fauves. These painters were called "wild beasts" by their critics because they chose to paint landscapes with imaginary colors instead of realistic colors. Each student created a landscape with a lighthouse using bright, imaginary colors.
Fifth Graders are busy creating set designs for the 5th grade musical. Students are working in groups to create large paintings on banner paper. Their designs need to be simple enough to paint and big enough to be easily seen from the audience.