Hendricks Visual Arts!!

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

Art in Grades 1-4...Look at Us Go!!

GRADE ONE:

SPONGE PRINTING PATTERNS! (see below)

Students learned about different types of patterns and then practiced them on a pattern sheet.

To create their artwork, students dipped different SHAPED sponges into WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT, and then pressed them onto colored paper. They learned that this process is called PRINTING. Students were encouraged to PRINT in a PATTERN and only around the EDGES of the paper to create a BORDER.

Students then used their SHAPE SPONGES with multiple COLORS of ACRYLIC PAINT to create a PRINTED picture as a CENTER OF INTEREST for their artwork. Students BRAINSTORMED how to use the SHAPES they had in a way that could either make an OBJECT, or a DESIGN that was nice to look at.


HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON!

Students watched and listened to the classic story by

Crocket Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Students then discussed and brainstormed using their IMAGINATIONS and CREATIVITY to come up with ideas for their own PURPLE CRAYON ARTWORKS.

Students were given access to PURPLE SUPPLIES to create their ORIGINAL Purple Artworks on BLACK paper.


MONSTER MASH!

Students watched and listened to the story Monsters LOVE SCHOOL!

Students then discussed how to draw a monster body SHAPE, as as well as arm and leg SHAPES. Students drew in pencil first and then TRACED in SHARPIE.

Students DECORATED their Monster with METALLIC FX CRAYONS & added WATERCOLOR.

Students completed their MONSTER MASH ARTWORKS by using COLORED CONSTRUCTION PAPER to cut and glue on EYES & MOUTHS.


GRADE TWO:

OVERLAPPING CIRCLES!

Students used CIRCLE PATTERNS to trace circles BOUNCING across their paper.

They OVERLAPPED their circles to create POSITIVE & NEGATIVE SPACE. They did this twice,

once on WHITE paper, once on COLORED construction paper.

Students then traced & filled in their CIRCLES with METALLIC FX CRAYONS on white paper, & their backgrounds with CONSTRUCTION PAPER CRAYONS on the colored paper.

Students applied a watercolor resist paint over the top to complete their DESIGN.


ALPHABET ART! (see below)

Students discussed the ELEMENT of LINE and how LINES make up the letters of the ALPHABET.

To reinforce this, students completed an ALPHABET FUN SHEET where the letters were only PARTIALLY visible. Students had to decide which letters were there, and then fill them in.

They then drew the LETTERS of the ALPHABET on paper with pencil. The LETTERS could be a mixture of UPPER and LOWER case, be SCATTERED around, and touch one another in a RANDOM way.

Students TRACED their LETTERS in SHARPIE and then added COLOR in a CREATIVE way as a finishing touch to their DESIGNS.




GRADE THREE:

TREE OF LIFE! (see below)

Students COMPARED different images of trees and talked about how they were DIFFERENT and the SAME.

After that, they looked at and discussed the TREE OF LIFE painting created by GUSTAV KLIMT and how this artwork has SYMBOLIC meaning.

Students then created a BACKGROUND for their own TREE OF LIFE by TEARING up TISSUE PAPER and MOD PODGING it to tagboard.

After dry, the students used BLACK PAINT to create a STYLIZED tree on top of the NEGATIVE SPACE tissue paper.

For SYMBOLISM, students came up with FIVE WORDS that had POSITIVE MEANING for them.

They then used a SILVER SHARPIE to TRANSLATE those words into HEIROGLYPHICS and wrote them on their TREE OF LIFE.


MONSTER MASH!

Students observed what another class created...and wanted in! So we did it!

Students discussed how to draw a monster body SHAPE, as as well as arm and leg SHAPES. They drew in pencil first and then TRACED in SHARPIE.

Students then DECORATED their Monster with METALLIC FX CRAYONS & added WATERCOLOR.

Students completed their MONSTER MASH ARTWORKS by using COLORED CONSTRUCTION PAPER to cut and glue on EYES & MOUTHS. Students were also allowed the OPTION to cut their monster out and GLUE it onto COLORED CONSTRUCTION PAPER.

GRADE FOUR:

SHAPE IT UP! (see right)

Students learned about HENRI MATISSE and how he used SHAPE to create art.

Students then used their previous knowledge of the COLOR WHEEL and discussed CONTRASTING colors.

Students DREW & cut out SHAPE PUZZLE PIECES to create bold DESIGNS.

They then applied four different contrasting color sets with ACRYLIC PAINT...BLACK/WHITE, WARM/COOL, COMPLEMENTARY, & THEIR CHOICE.


UNDERWATER WORLD!

Students were given a packet full of DRAWINGS of UNDERWATER ANIMALS & OBJECTS.

They then followed a DETAILED sheet explaining the REQUIRED DRAWINGS needed to complete their UNDERWATER WORLD DRAWING.

Students made the realization that the objects they were drawing were based on SIMPLE SHAPES.

After students completed their requirements, they then TRACED their pencil drawings with SHARPIE and added COLORED PENCIL using various TECHNIQUES to BLEND COLORS & create VALUE CHANGES.

EXPLORATORY ART - GRADES 7 & 8

TESSELLATIONS!

Students were introduced to TESSELLATIONS and M.C. ESCHER.

After an inquiry-based study, students began to experiment with how to create a ROTATIONAL TESSELLATION and discovered that MATH plays an integral part in their creation.

Using ESCHER as INSPIRATION, students then created a puzzle piece to use for their TESSELLATION ARTWORK. Students TRACED and ROTATED their piece to fill their entire paper.

After their paper was full, students then had to use their IMAGINATION to turn their shape into something RECOGNIZABLE. Students studied how to use COLORED PENCILS with varying VALUES, BLENDING, and GRADIENTS.

Students then turned each TESSELLATED shape into their CREATIVE IDEA for a finished ARTWORK.


HAND LETTERING! (see below)

Hand lettering is essentially drawing letters. With hand lettering, each letter is carefully thought out.­

Students EXPERIMENTED with creating HAND LETTERS at STATIONS using PEN & INK, ACRYLIC PAINT & BRUSHES, WATERCOLOR PAINT & BRUSHES, and VARIOUS MARKERS.

Students then RESEARCHED and chose at least one QUOTE to use for a HAND LETTERED ARTWORK. Students used at least one of the MEDIUM options to HAND LETTER their QUOTE based on their station work.

Students learned how to properly SPACE their HAND LETTERING before applying their MEDIUM to the paper. Each word and how they fit together in a composition was thought out in advance.

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STUDIO ART - GRADES 9-12

BIRD'S EYE VIEW CITIES!

One-Point Perspective is a technical style of drawing. It involves using one vanishing point to create the illusion of three dimensional space.

Students learned the basic rules regarding one-point perspective and then created Bird’s Eye View Cities.

Students used rulers for all straight lines & filled their papers with buildings. Students were required to put a variety of windows on each building using proper perspective as well as adding rooftop ledges and details. Shading and roads were added as finishing touches to these artworks.


ZENTANGLE!

The Art of Patterns!

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It’s a fascinating art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being.

HS Students used PENS to create their ZENTANGLE DESIGNS.



HAND PATTERNS! (see below)

Students created a CONTOUR LINE DRAWING of a realistic hand. This DRAWING became the POSITIVE SPACE in their artwork.

The NEGATIVE SPACE was divided up by STRAIGHT LINES which created SHAPES.

Students applied VARIOUS PATTERNS using COLORED PENCILS to create CONTRAST which EMPHASIZED the HAND DRAWING.

Students utilized BLENDING, VALUE CHANGES, & KNOWLEDGE OF COLOR THEORY when making color choices for their PATTERNS.

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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton