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1st-grade students studied the art of El Greco, specifically his painting, View of Toledo (shown below). They each mixed different values of blue to create their blue sky background and created grass showing texture. Finally, after creating small houses for their scene they collaged all their pieces together to make their own original view of Toledo.
2nd graders began by reading the book A Perfect Day. The illustrations in this beautiful book were created by collaging together a variety of recycled paper. Using their knowledge of symmetry students traced and cut pieces of scrap paper. They collaged their pieces together with other recycled items to create their own snow angel. Finally, using tints and shades they created a snow background.
Click here to see some pages from the book we read: https://goo.gl/NXHZ1L
4th grade students learned about the history of animation and the process of creating a Gif. This year, in conjunction with Monroe's auction theme Rock n' Raise, students animated their character dancing to the song Old Time Rock n' Roll by Bob Seger. Watch the final animations below here:
Kindergarteners read the book I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean. We discussed the difference between abstract and realistic art using images from the book. Finally, each student created a squid drawing something they felt they were good at drawing. Using a special salt watercolor technique and cool colors, students painting their backgrounds.
Take a peek at the book we read here: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Artist-Ocean-Kevin-Sherry/dp/0803732554