Friday, April 11, 2014

Color wheels

Students in grades 3 and 4 are learning to mix all colors on the color wheel using the three primary colors. We are practicing using proper color names in art class, ie. "yellow-green" versus "light-ish yellowy green-ish." 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Inspired by Picasso's "Flowers in Hand"

Kindergarten Kandinskys

KThis lesson has become a Kindergarten "rite of passage" in the art room.   I use it nearly every year, almost always with fantastic results.  I recently was pleased to discover that when a group of first and second graders saw the painting "Squares with Concentric Circles," they immediately recognized it and remembered this lesson.

Kindergarten artists created their own Kandinsky-inspired circle drawings using oil pastel and liquid watercolor.

Super Models

Here are the mostly finished models to inspire our outdoor learning space.  I love the creative use of natural materials and attention to the actual landscape and features of the site. These were completed by grades 3-6.  Many thanks for Elizabeth for mixing up several batches of homemade green play-dough!