2nd Graders examined photos of the Aurora Borealis and discussed how the colors interact. Then using black and white chalk students rendered a realistic polar bear. Finally, using chalk pastel students tried to capture the beauty and movement of the northern lights applying their knowledge of different blending techniques. See more student work here: https://goo.gl/P3Yb2S. Check out the installation artwork created by Dan Acher we watched in class as inspiration for this project:
With this project 4th grade students were to use art to spread kindness. Students began by building 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.
Finally, each class had a discussion of the impact a kind word or compliment could have on someone’s day. They were to write 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. Watch the video that inspired this project here:
3rd graders learned about the artist Norman Rockwell and his Saturday Evening Post covers. Students examined parodies of different Rockwell's painting and the elements of a parody. Finally, students created their own “Triple Self-Portrait," adding objects to their canvas that represent their favorite things or objects that define them. Click here to see the student's final work: https://goo.gl/y6pfuY. See our inspiration and some other Triple Self-Portrait parodies below.
First graders 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
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Fourth grade students learned the history of emoji's, pictographs and symbols. Then students wrote down the emotions they feel on a good and bad day then matched these emotions to an emoji's. Finally, they learned about printmaking and the printmaking process and created emoji prints on painted paper. See the student's art on Artsonia here: https://goo.gl/cBbYTn
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