Friday, May 25, 2012

Greek Mythology Claymation

Greek Vases on Scratch Board

Fifth and sixth graders are studying the Greeks and Romans.  We looked at many examples of ancient Greek pottery, then students design their own Greek urns.  We focused on adding patterns and using different types of lines.  Click here to learn more about Greek pottery and see more examples.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life"

Fifth and sixth grade artists learned about Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life."  Click here to learn more about this painting in an interactive video.  

Students used construction paper colored pencils and metallic colored pencils and gold paint to make their Trees of Life.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Ish" Paintings

We read the book "Ish," by Peter Reynolds, a story of a boy who doubts his artistic ability, until his sister tells him that his work looks "---ish:" flower-ish, sun-ish, vase-ish.

We used permanent markers and watercolors to create our own "Ish" paintings.  Starting in marker made students less worried about messing up.

Here are our "Ish" pictures: