Students used single colors of oil pastel to draw the silhouettes of trees in a forest. Next each student chose two analogous colors to paint their background. They used the watercolor wash technique by painting their papers with water first, then observed the resist created by the oil pastels.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
First and second grade artists looked at Wolf Kahn's paintings of trees. Kahn is known for his work that combines Realism and Color Field (using large areas of color to create mood). He primarily uses pastel and oil paints. Wolf Kahn's trees demonstrate this union. Wolf Kahn is a part time Vermont resident, so Waitsfield students can identify with his peaceful landscapes. Thank you to The Clever Feather blog for the inspiration for this project.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Students used watercolor, Sharpie markers and colored pencils to respond to what they loved and what they learned during our time with our artists-in-residence from Bread and Puppet Theater.
Many artists drew their favorite parts of the final pageant, which showed our community's response to Hurricane Irene in August 2011.
Students in Bird Costumes
The River Monster
Katherine from B+P
Students dancing as the River Monster
Houses and a toilet (!) getting washed down the river
Singing songs and playing games
Katherine and Lily from B+P
Woman in a boat floating on the river
The River Monster with lots of students inside
Dancing with rainsticks
Potato people represent the population of the community
Lily taught us a warm-up that used the Spanish words for body parts
The monster comes out from beneath the river