News from the Art Room
February 8th - 12th
Sketchbook Challenge: YouTube Edition
And for the serious artists out there, there's always the original step-by-step master: Bob Ross.
The watercolor video below is the tutorial I'm going to give a try. Give it a whirl!
We will be hanging up our self-portraits as soon as they're finished. Keep an eye out for these in the hall this week!
Famous Artist Self-Portrait Challenge
Can you name any of the artists below? Good luck!
1st Grade - Masking
Currently students are learning about masking--a way to selectively keep parts of a painting clean through the use of either oil pastels or masking tape. This week students are creating compositions out of masking tape and then painting over them--next week will be the big reveal when students get to "unmask" their paintings!
2nd Grade - Tessellations
3rd Grade - Clay Creations
During class we've been continuing our work on our choice-based projects with students working on a wide variety of projects. As their artwork is finished it's added to the galleries out in our hallways and they look amazing--I love seeing the breadth of creativity in our students. Speaking of which: the photos below are from a fashion line that a group of 4th graders designed for our drawing figures.
Like the 4th graders, the 5th graders are continuing to work on their choice-based projects. Students have pursued the creation of everything from ceiling-tile paintings to masks to homemade lava-lamps to stop-motion animations to dinner plates to movie trailers--along with paintings and drawings galore.
Students are responsible for uploading three files to their digital art portfolios via Google Drive for each project/work of art that they create. First, they have to upload a picture of their plan/practice. Second, they have to upload a picture of their completed artwork. Lastly they have to upload a video of them presenting their artwork while discussing how they made it and their thoughts on it. Feel free to check in and see their digital art portfolios.