We had a busy month learning about shading and drawing with simple shapes as third graders made “Ninja Eggs”, fourth grade used lines to design “Zentangles”, and fifth grade used MINIMAL REALISM in their animal collages. The focus artist for 5th grade was graphic artist Charley Harper. Learn about this influential artist at https://www.charleyharperartstudio.com/
Above, Ninja Eggs.
Below, Animal Collages.
Students did crayon rubbings for the background of their jungle art and construction paper pop-ups for their animals.
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In March, students wove on their “Wacky Guitars” and designed “Mason Jar Critters”. In April, they worked in pairs to co-draw, then turned the imaginary scenes into their own creation with layered and blended colored pencils (“Doodle Duos”). In late … Continue reading
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Students completed a graffiti unit, choosing 3 symbols for themselves and designing one tag (marker). Then, they shaded in their brick wall backgrounds from light to dark with colored pencil. We are ending the year with layered acrylic abstract paintings, … Continue reading
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Fifth grade artists made mobiles using organic shapes. Oil pastel patterns were layered on one side and marker patterns on the other side before stringing them together. Students also completed two drawing units focused on perspective.
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Big mouth creatures in clay!