Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Our favorite school lunches

Third and fourth grade artists made thier favorite school lunches out of paper clay. They painted them with acrylic paint and glued them to cardboard lunch trays.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ready for Glaze Firing!

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Clay Creatures!

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Watercolor Weavings

Color wheels, Paint strips and Color Matching

Third and fourth graders learned all about the Color Wheel, color mixing and color matching.  They had three challenges to complete as part of this unit:

1. Paint all 12 colors of the color wheel and create your own color wheel

2. Find a photo in a magazine and match several of the colors in the image (inspired by this very cool website, Design Seeds)

3. Create a paint strip with different tints or shades of the same color and name each of the hues

Friday, April 28, 2017

Negative space collage

First and second grade artists learned about Positive and Negative Space. Although I hope the Art Room is always a "Positive Space," sometimes is is the use negative space in a piece of art that makes it interesting.

Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and suchspace occasionally is used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image. from Wikipedia

Click here for some examples of art with a creative use of Negative Space