Fifth grade students learned about a group of contemporary ceramicists and current ceramic tends. We looked closely at the artist Carrianne Hendrickson, shown below. Student started their piece with a pinch then added features and textures to turn their pot into an animal of their choice. Check out the student work here https://goo.gl/4yD8hj
Students were shown clips from the show Treehouse Masters to inspire their own tree house design. Students learned the rules of two-point perspective and using t-squares, rulers, and vanishing points they created their house. Then each student was on their own to add original details and something to hold up their building, still making sure to follow the rules to two-point perspective. Students added color to their project using any medium or combinations of mediums to color their work.
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5th graders examined the process of printmaking and Gyotaku or fish printing. Students looked up different fish species and chose one to draw, making sure to include extreme detail and texture. Students transferred their drawings to printing foam and used their knowledge of composition to print and arrange their fish in a visually interesting way. See the student work here: https://goo.gl/iTZa8U Watch a video about the history of Gyotaku here:
5th graders looked at the artwork of artist/animator/director/producer Tim Burton. They discussed the feelings that his artwork evoked and how these feeling might relate to the artist. I showed the video below and then we compared his personality to the adjectives used to describe his work. They were able to see the parallels between the artist and his artwork. Each student then created a design for their own monster that they believed reflected their personality, likes and feelings. Finally using felt, fabric glue and a needle and thread each student created their own stuffed monster. Check out the final designs here: https://goo.gl/xRyuP4
Third grade students started by looking at famous examples of non-objective abstract art.
Then class created abstract sketches while listening to three rock songs. The students were to represent the music through line, shape, color and design. They picked their favorite drawing and used it to create a painting by mixing oil pastels and watercolors. Finally, the 3-5 students collaged their hands on top using the Green Screen iPad app. The final pieces will be hung up during Rock N Roll cosmic bowling in February!
Listen to the songs we listened to here:
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