Thursday, November 17, 2011

Color Study!

Wood End Students are working on a color study painting in the Style of artist Robert Delaunay.  I wrote about this project on my blog.  Click on this link to read more about it.  Here is what it is starting to look like:
By Kat P.

Landscapes and Expressionism

Third Graders at Birch Meadow School are working on landscape paintings in Expressionist style.  Expressionist artists used bright and unusual colors to paint with, brush stroke texture was visible, and many times emotions or feelings were conveyed throughout their artwork. 
Students learned the parts of a landscape: horizon line, foreground middle ground and background. Then they drew using landscape photographs.  We outlined using thin brushes and black paint because many of expressionist style paintings have bold outlines and large shapes.  Once we were finished outlining, we learned about mixing color and adding white to a color which is called a tint.  Here is what we have come up with so far:

Shapes and Color

Third Graders at Wood End School are studying shape and reviewing color mixing.  We started by painting shapes on our paper.  Once our paper is filled with different shapes in Primary and Secondary colors, then we will do some over painting in black and white paint.  Here is what we have so far:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Awesome Blog sharing

Art Lessons For Kids is an awesome blog/art lesson site that I have been using to get great new ideas.  Ms. Ale recently had an e-book give away and I linked one of my lessons to the blog hop.  By miracle I won an e-book.  So, to check out Ms. Ale's awesome site, click on the link in my blog. Hope you find her blog as fascinating as I have!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Figures in Action! by Grade 5

Fifth graders at Birch Meadow School studied artist Alberto Giacometti.   We began by working with a partner to create a gesture drawing.  A gesture drawing is a quick drawing meant to capture the movement or essence of a figure or object.  We then chose our favorite drawing to create into a 3-D sculpture.  We used tin foil to create the sculpture.  Here are the results:

Sculptures by Gr. 5

Display case at BMS in Front Lobby

by Megan C.