2nd grade students looked at the studios of famous artists throughout history. We discussed these studios and talked about how these spaces reflect the artists' work, process and personality. Next, we looked at self-portraits of artists creating art (see below for some of these images). Combining these two concepts, students sketched themselves creating their own art in their own studio. For the final work, students drew themselves working on a piece of artwork of their choice. After completing the project students compared their sketches to their final work and reflected on everything they learned throughout the process. To see more student work CLICK HERE.
Kindergarteners learned about the printmaking process and looked at artwork created using printmaking, specifically the work of the artist Geoffrey Ricardo (see video below). For the background of their painting students created a watercolor wash with analogous colors. Each child then applied their knowledge of printmaking to create their trees using small pieces of cardboard and used a splatter paint technique to create snow.
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4th grade students began this project by learning about product design, graphic design and packaging design. We talked about the way art and design are used to help create and sell products. With this knowledge students were tasked with creating their own cereal-type product and packaging design. Finally, using the Animation App and Superimpose app, they each created a cereal animation showcasing their design and product.
Product design ideas:
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