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Fifth graders studied the difference between appropriation and parody and how it relates to art. Each class looked at a variety of parodies that were inspired by influential artwork throughout history. The students were asked to create an original parody for the painting Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. Using sources from the internet and a line drawing of the famous painting, each student drew and painted a person of their choice in the legendary pose.
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3rd-grade students learned how to weave on a cardboard loom. Using these skills they set out to create a towel/mat/blanket for a figure in a pose of their choice. Then inspired by the human sculptures of Jeff Koons and the NYC public art piece "The Sunbather," students created their own human figure out of clay. They manipulated their figure into any pose they wanted and many students ended up creating their own sunbather. Finally, they painted and decorated their clay figure in an outfit of their choice. Click here to see more student art.
Students studied the art of Pablo Picasso, specifically his blue, rose and cubist periods. Then students drew a dog in a cubist manner, some drew from photos of their own pets. Finally, students painted their working to show texture using a monochromatic color scheme.
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We began this project by reading, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus as a class. We talked about the art room rules and why they are important. Then each student completed a worksheet where he or she wrote out the rule and drew a picture to go along with it. Finally, we drew a mustang (the Monroe school mascot) together and students individually added the necessary objects and props. I typed up the captions that go along with each piece and attached them to their projects. Read the artist statement on Artsonia to see what each Mustang is doing.
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To begin this project class had a discussion about the impact a kind word or compliment could have on someone’s day. We learned about the Kindness project, a worldwide art project aimed to spread kindness (click here to learn more). Each student tried to come up with something meaningful and genuine in their speech bubble that would help spread kindness throughout Monroe. Check out the student's work here: https://goo.gl/9W5Hpp.
Students built an origami box to house their figure. Using their knowledge of portraiture and proportion students drew and shaded a self-portrait and background to fit into their box.
Watch the videos that inspired this project here:
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4th-grade students learned about the artist, writer, director, animator, and producer Tim Burton. Students studied his paintings, sculptures and some of the characters from his films, specifically his stop motion animation figures. Next, students learned about special effects make-up and process of prosthetic sculpting, molding and casting techniques used to create advanced cosmetic effects. Using all this as inspiration and their previous knowledge of ceramic techniques students created a textured dragon eye and face.
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1st graders began the project by comparing and contrasting famous self-portraits throughout history. Each student then brainstormed a list of career possibilities and appropriate clothing and accessories for each job. Finally, they drew and measured a proportional self-portrait and added details relating to their future career choice.
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See the portraits we looked at in class below:
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