Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
In art class, 1st graders learned about two different types of shapes; geometric and free-from. Some examples of geometric shapes are circles, squares, and triangles. Some free-from shapes are cats, blobs, and me.
Students created art just like the artist Kandinsky by painting geometric and free-form shapes. They painted with watercolor paints and then added black yarn to show different types of lines.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
In art class, 3rd graders learned about the artist Claude Monet. He was from France and loved to paint outdoors. He helped invent an important style of painting called impressionism. Students created a painting of flowers in a vase in the impressionism style. They painted the flowers by dabbing two colors of paint onto a small square piece of scrap paper. Next, they folded the paper in half to mix the colors together. Finally, students pressed their painted paper onto their artwork for the flowers. One other thing we discussed while creating these is symmetry. The vase needed to be symmetrical and each of the flowers ended up being symmetrical!