Picasso’s Guitar

“I have seen what no man has seen before. When Pablo Picasso, leaving aside painting for a moment, was constructing this immense guitar out of sheet metal… Some witnesses, already shocked by the things that they saw covering the walls, and that they refused to call paintings because they were made of oilcloth, wrapping paper, and newspaper, said, pointing a haughty finger at the object of Picasso’s clever pains: “What is it? Does it rest on a pedestal? Does it hang on a wall? What is it, painting or sculpture?’ Picasso, dressed in the blue of Parisian artisans, responded in his finest Andalusian voice: ‘It’s nothing, it’s el guitare!’…It is neither this nor that. It is nothing. It’s el guitare!” (André Salmon, New French Painting, August 9, 1919)

Posted in Tutorials | Comments Off on Picasso’s Guitar

Laying Out Graphic Novels

Here is a link to making layout templates online, then you can print them out for practice!

Posted in Fifth Grade, Tutorials | Comments Off on Laying Out Graphic Novels

Photoshop: Monsters, Inc.

I created this tutorial using Snapguide:
Check out How to Make a Monster in Photoshop by Lois Girbino on Snapguide.

Posted in Tutorials | Comments Off on Photoshop: Monsters, Inc.

Animations

Here are several creative animations fifth graders made in Art:

Movie by: Charlie & Matt from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

Brian & Vikas' Movie from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

Posted in Fifth Grade | Comments Off on Animations

Fifth Grade Sculptures

In this choice-based lesson, students created sculptures. Some of the video is sideways.

5thSculptures from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

Posted in Fifth Grade | Comments Off on Fifth Grade Sculptures

Drawing a Radial Design

In fourth grade art, we have been printing radially (around a center point), with linoleum blocks. Now, students get to draw radially.

Radial Art from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

Posted in Fourth Grade, Tutorials | Comments Off on Drawing a Radial Design

How to Carve a Linoleum Block

Fourth graders are learning how to print, and the video tutorial on how to carve a block safely is below.

Carving Linoleum Blocks from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

Posted in Tutorials | Comments Off on How to Carve a Linoleum Block

Late Oct./Nov. News (5th)

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Fifth grade is wrapping up their big Graphic Design Challenge that started with sketchnoting. Then, they had their choice of designing an app logo, a poster for their favorite book, a smartphone case, or a skateboard deck:               … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Late Oct./Nov. News (5th)

Late Oct./Nov. News (4th)

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Fourth grade artists are wrapping up their abstract paintings using value:           

More Galleries | Comments Off on Late Oct./Nov. News (4th)

Late Oct./Nov. News (3rd)

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Third Grade Art: Our Tiki Masks are done & going home! (Next up–painting!)

More Galleries | Comments Off on Late Oct./Nov. News (3rd)