September 9th - 13th, 2019*NEW* Meet me on Instagram @mrsmillersartroom where I will be posting photos of works-in-progress of our students' artworks! You can also check them out on the gray sidebar to the right on this Blog! Have a great week!
KindergartenOur "Dots" have all been sprayed with water and we heard lots of "Ooos and Aaaaahhss" as we watched the colors blending with one another. Our "Dots" are going to be set aside for a bit and will come back again very soon! We are now learning about all types of lines; laying down lines (horizontal), standing up lines (vertical), along with dotted lines, zigzag lines and so many more. We are finishing our line paintings and will be using the primary colors to fill in the empty spaces.
This week we finish up our Jasper Johns inspired name artworks. Students will also be introduced to the work on Joan Miro. We will observe how Miro's artwork changes as becomes more simplified and full of shapes and symbols as he matures and ages, developing his own artistic style. We looked at an artwork he made when he was 14 and one that he painted when he was 75 yrs old! Quite different! Students then began looking closer at Miro's later works of art and began drawing like Miro while other students finished up their Jasper Johns name artworks. We will be using tissue paper and water to make our Miro-esque backgrounds this week.
2nd gradeWe have arrived at the prehistoric caves in Lascaux, France! We are learning that throughout time and across cultures people have used art to communicate, even the early cave men and women. THIS WEEK... we learned how the primary colors mix to make brown by mixing up our very own brown cave paint. Then, We traced our cave drawings with a black oil pastel and painted our cave animals with our brown paint!
3rd gradeNow that our textured Warm & Cool color painted papers have dried we are ready to turn them into FISH! We will be looking at the work of contemporary artist Karla Gerard, specifically an artwork that features fish! Students will be cutting out a large fish shape from white paper, and using their painted papers, draw and cut out fish heads and tails.
Students continue to look at how artists have chose to paint the LANDSCAPE as their subject matter. We will look at both traditional and nontraditional examples. Students continue to work on their watercolor landscape studies. We will then look closer at Grant Wood's landscape farm paintings and how he created the illusion of depth in his paintings. We will begin to draw out our own much larger landscapes before we paint them!