Preschool students are learning about lines, shapes and colors. We made a stamped circle painting with the primary colors of red, yellow and blue. Some students experimented with mixing the primary colors to make secondary colors, orange, green and purple.
Kindergarten students created a collage inspired by the artist Mondrian. This was a great lesson to teach color, shape, line and printmaking. First they glued squares and rectangles of primary colored paper to a white background. We talked about how to use just the right amount of glue, how to use the drying rack and how to use the sink. Next they dipped cardboard into black paint and stamped horizontal and vertical lines. During centers, students are learning about color mixing, shapes, texture, sketchbooks, modeling clay and constructions.
First Grade students learned the difference between warm and cool colors. Warm colors like red, orange and yellow were painted on one half of the paper. Cool colors like blue, green and purple were painted on the other half. This paper will be used for their fall landscape collage.
Second Grade students are painting horizontal stripes for their sunset sky. Next we will paint trees with branches on top of this colorful background. We talked about fall weather and how trees change and lose their leaves.
Fourth Graders are still working hard on their Michigan Mosaics. They are carefully cutting and gluing paper to make a symbol to represent Michigan. Next they will make a loom from cardboard and learn how to weave with yarn.
Fifth Grade students finished their Heraldic Shields and will next create a painting inspired by the Amate Bark paintings of Mexico.
Students started this project by placing textured objects under a piece of white paper. Then they rubbed the top of the paper with the side of a black crayon and filled their paper with the textured images. During the next art class, each student created a vase or bowl with cut paper. They filled the vase with stems, leaves and then flowers. Notice the different shapes which make each piece unique.
This project started as a review of lines and shapes. Students created a vase from their line painting and painted stems, leaves and flowers. The pieces are filled with patterns which reminded us of the artist Matisse! Notice the different ways each artist has created a still life in their own individual way.