Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lois Ehlert Birds

Fourth graders created these beautiful painted paper collages in Art class. Students looked at the illustrations by Lois Ehlert, in the book Snowballs for inspiration.

The Scream

In Art class, third graders learned about the artist Edvar Munch (pronounced Monk) and his famous painting The Scream. Students learned why he named his artwork The Scream and who the person screaming is. Third graders created themselves in The Scream painting using watercolors and oil pastels!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sunflower Paintings

For their first painting of the year in Art class, first graders studied sunflowers, plant parts and lines! Can you find the zigzag, curved, dotted and vertical lines in their paintings?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cave Paintings

Second graders learned about cave art in this fun lesson. We looked at examples of cave art from the Lascaux Cave in France and even took a virtual tour of the cave. As we looked, we discussed some of the important elements of cave art. Cave art almost ALWAYS included animals, it showed the animals from the side view, and used natural colors (brown, black, tan, etc.). Students crumpled up and tore brown paper to give it a rock like appearance. Second grades then developed sketches a cave animals, painted them and then added oil pastel details. The last step was having their hand sprayed with paint, just like the cave painters did.