3rd graders studied the art of ancient Egypt. They saw how some Egyptian figures in the art are holding musical instruments. One of these instruments is called a sistrum. It is in the shape of an anhk - the symbol of life. We used cardboard to create the sistrum and pop tabs with beads and wire to make the part of the sistrum that creates the sounds. We had fun shaking our sistrums and listening to that jingle jangle sound!
Friday, December 16, 2011
3rd grade artists learned about the art and architecture of the Middle East. They studied the process of creating a Middle Eastern carpet and the designs that are often used. They also looked at the styles of architecture that is traditionally used in this region. We watched a fun movie clip from Aladdin and created our own magic carpet ride!
We even got to watch a short clip of the magic carpet ride in the movie Aladdin!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
1st graders learned about the artwork of Freidrich Hundertwasser. He did many types of landscapes as well as some funky architecture. Our artists noticed the way that he drew his trees - like lollipops!!! The worked on their own lollipop landscapes using overlapping circles. They now know how to make things look like they are close up or far away in space by using the overlapping method and by how far up a thing is on a page.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
1st graders learned about the unique artwork of Salvador Dali and how he created art from his dreams! They learned that his art was called surrealistic because it was realistic looking but could never really happen in real life. Our artists created these dream-like birds with super long legs while practicing their skills with blending. They chose warm or cool colored backgrounds and put patterns into the birds!
Monday, November 14, 2011
5th grade artists learned about ancient Egyptian wall art called friezes. They created their own Egyptian friezes using Ancient egyptian rules for body positioning and correct human figure proportions. Then they learned about how the ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics instead of the alphabet. They used hieroglyphics to decorate the sides of their artwork!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
5th graders studied the life and work of Georgia O'Keefe. They learned that she became famous for her ability to zoom up close on her work. She liked drawing skulls, flowers and nature. Our 5th grade artists created an artwork inspired by her designs and practiced shading and blending colors as well!