Welcome to Art Class

Welcome to Art Class

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Turtle Power!

The cartoon your parents watched as kids is back!  Second grade started this TMNT project with a piece of newspaper and tempera paint in red, yellow, and blue.  That's right, they had to mix primary colors to get secondary colors!


Calaveras para Dia de Los Muertos

Fourth grade has been making some beautiful sugar skulls called calaveras in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  They used oil pastel on black construction paper. Their focus was on balance, repetition and space.   What a beautiful way to remember our ancestors and celebrate Mexican Heritage!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cocoa Mochi and Poetry Club

Every day at Poetry Club we start out with lunch together.  Today I shared a Japanese dessert that I love called cocoa mochi!  I never cook so this was a special treat!  A few of us loved it.  Some, not so much.  Alejandro suggested,  "Next time you bring dessert, you should bring ice cream!"





Our most recent poems are called "Diamantes" for the shape they make.  




Landscapes

5th grade is learning about the different Elements of Space like foreground, middle ground, background, horizon line, overlap and relative size.  We took a QUICK field trip out back to observe the landscape outside our Art room.



Here is Mrs. Garcia's class hard at work on their landscapes.  They are using several different media including pencil, colored pencil, crayon, tempera paint, watercolor and oil pastels.








Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkins, Owls, Snowflakes and Fish

Through the next few weeks, we will be adding spectacular examples of student-created pumpkins, owls, snowflakes and fish.

Third grade is learning about positive and negative space as well as symmetry with jack-o-lanterns:










Second grade is practicing using secondary colors and line types with pumpkins as well.











Fourth grade practiced line types and qualities with these cute owls:





First grade is practicing drawing owls one shape at a time and painting carefully with watercolor.







My daughter & I painted owls at home!




Fifth grade has been learning about Tertiary colors and positive & negative space.  They made some beautiful color wheel snowflakes:








Second grade is also just finishing up a line-type fish project.