Friday, February 25, 2011

Wild West

5th graderslearned about symmetry while creating these cowboy boots. They drew the mirror image of their names. Can you read them?

Cowboy/girl self-portraits were done by 3rd grade!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jim Dine Hearts

After watching a power point on Jim Dine, 3rd graders then sponge painted a heart. Next they added stamps w/white paint! So pretty!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chihuly Sculpture

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chihuly Macchias

In Art class, 4th graders learned about the sculptor
Dale Chihuly. He is from Washington and is still making art today! He makes huge glass sculptures of chandeliers and towers. We even have a Chihuly artwork here in Green Bay, at the Weidner Center!
Students created art like Chihuly by making mini Macchias out of coffee fitlers, markers and starch! Students had to use warm or cool colors while making their Macchias.
What’s a Maachia? Here is the story:

Chihuly woke up one morning and said, “I’m going to use all 300 colors of glass that are made, in as many combinations as I can.” He called this new series of artworks Macchia (MAH-key-ah) which is Italian for “spotted”.

For these pieces Chihuly mixed up all the colors in different ways, like a collage, to create all sorts of multicolored, spotted Macchia. With so many colors, some people thought his new creations were ugly at first, but Chihuly loved them and kept on making them. Today they are displayed in museums around the world!