2nd-grade students learned about the colorful and vibrant art of Henri Matisse, specifically looking at his paintings The Goldfish Bowl and Goldfish (shown above). Students then learned about basic perspective and created a room showing dimension. Finally, students animated a fish into their bowls or tanks. Watch student's animations below!
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.
See more student work here: https://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1599510
See the portraits we looked at in class below:
3rd grade students learned about different superfoods and they ways they can improve our health. Each student chose from a list of superfoods to render realistically in oil pastel. Finally, they used the iPad app Animation to give their foods super hero accessories and a short animated piece. Watch the students animations below!
4th-grade students learned about one-point perspective and the rules of atmospheric perspective. We then discussed different places artwork can be displayed and how artists showcase their work. Using their new knowledge of perspective they each created an art gallery with a theme and paintings to go along with that theme.
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See some examples of galleries and one-point perspective we looked at in class here: