Friday, August 28, 2009

Second Grade goes abstract

The Second grade artists studied the Russian artist Wasilly Kandinsky. They learned that Kandinsky painted what he thought music looked like. The second grade artists also did a little color theory.


Romare Bearden and The Block

The first grade artists have been busy studying the world around them. They learned about the differences in where people live. They learned the words urban, suburban and rural. They studied the collages of artist Romare Bearden.
Then the first grade artists created their own block or neighborhood. The collages could be imagined or literal.

Dada Collages

The fourth grade artists start out the year studying the Dada art movement. We learned the Dada artists used realistic objects in an unrealistic way. The fourth grade artists had to use JUXTAPOSITION, SCALE CHANGE and BACK GROUND in their collage creations. We also learned about the Dada artist's radical response to what was happening in Europe in the 1920's. Ask a fourth grader about it!