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.