Third grade is learning about the “7 Wonders of the World” (past & present) in Media and choosing one to depict in Art. In Art, they are doing a black and white version using markers and crayon, a color version using tempera, and finally, a cut-paper version. These art pieces will be photographed and utilized in their Media project. We discussed that artists often use the same source image repeatedly in their practice, with the goal of improving their technique with each version. Famous artists who often did this include Monet, Warhol, and Michelangelo.
Fourth grade has been exploring low relief in both printmaking and clay. We began by making two collograph (also spelled “collagraph”) print blocks: one with cardboard, one with yarn. Then, we worked on our clay tiles using the “score, slip, secure” method of attaching clay-to-clay. While the clay tiles are drying and being fired, we will start printing our blocks. Students also had a drawing project, “graffiti walls”. You can learn more about printmaking by viewing the Slideshare below.
Fifth grade completed their collaborative brochure designs using Google Classroom when we returned from break. The focus was on the main elements of design: proximity, alignment, negative space, contrast, and repetition. Now, students drew four different animal eyes based on their Chromebook research before beginning chalk pastel. You can watch a video about design below.