Students looked at artwork by artist Joan Miro. We discussed the lines in her artwork and how each of her bold lines and shapes were created by lines we know and use in class (straight, bumpy, zig zag, dashed, dotted, etc). We also talked about the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and shapes that we saw and could recreate (squares, rectangles, and triangles). I showed the students how easily they could create those simple shapes from a square.
Here is some of the artwork we looked at:
And here is what the students came up with:
I read the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh where students discover the primary colors mix together to make secondary colors.
Students mixed the primary colors with their paint brushes to get the secondary colors. They used texture rubbing plates to get texture for the mouse “hair” and then glued the mice on.
Students looked at artist James Rizzi and discussed the following concepts:
- Pattern & Designs (from lines)
- Designs and characteristics of different builds (roofs, windows, awnings, chimneys, etc.)
Here is work by James Rizzi:
And here is the work the students created!
Students in th grade learned about persuasive posters and how posters can serve as propoganda to give information and persuade the viewer’s opinion.
We looked at examples from history and our culture:
And here’s what they created!
Students in 4th grade learned about:
- Monochromatic Colors
- Organic Shapes
Here is what they came up with!
Students read the book “The Foolish Tortoise” by Eric Carle and then created artwork inspired by his art process.
Kindergarten students looked at artwork by Piet Mondrian:
Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-1943
Students learned about:
– Primary Colors
– Vertical and horizontal lines
– Cutting and Gluing
Here are some students’ work