Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Break is Here!!

What a snowy week. The view out of the art classroom is a winter wonderland.

The fourth grade finished up the week with a bit of recycling. By folding two magazines and securing them together they created this repurposed tree sculpture. It was a fun and relaxing project for all of us.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Second Grade Architecture

Mrs. Moyer's second grade artists were studying architecture. I already had three other second garde classes create painted houses using the elements of architecture that we had learned about. I was ready for a change. I had seen this lesson on the web and thought it might be fun to try out, I really liked the line characteristics.
The second grade studies suburban, urban and rural so we incorporated that into our lesson. The lines were created with pieces of cardboard. The background was made with tissue paper. The artist's really liked the way the color mixed when they glued the tissue down. I wish I could remember where is found this lesson- it is cool.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Even More Prints

Turn that frown upside down!

Building Big

The second grade artists have been working on architecture and finishing up paintings of houses that include some of the elements of architecture that they learned about. I decided we needed to take a beak from working on the paintings to BUILD BIG!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Anthony Burrill

English artists Anthony Burrill (whose prints we studied before the fourth grade made their own prints) created this poster for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. He uses the oil from the disaster to make the print. Please watch the video of the creation of this print below.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Anthony Burrill

The fourth grade artists studied the work of the English artist Anthony Burrill. He creates videos, installations, illustrations and these uplifting prints. After the fourth grade artists learned the process of printing they then begin the process of creating a clever poster.

Silk Screen with a Message

The fourth grade artists have been learning about silk screen printing. After an initial introduction to the process the students then viewed the work of artist Anthony Burrill

The student artists then took some time to brain storm and come up with their own positive and clever prints. We also talked about changing the rules around school from negatives (no talking) to positive directives (mouths off).
Zip it


Cutie pie

Put ups

(Instead of put downs)

Mouth Off

Monday, October 25, 2010

Third Grade Prints

The third grade finished learning about Andy Warhol's prints. Using the themes from pop artist's the student artists used repetition, complementary colors and "popular" images to create these prints. Flash light
Eye Glasses


Silk screen prints

The fourth grade continued with their exploration of the properties of the silkscreen. There were quite a few successes considering this is the first time the students used this medium and we are using finger paints instead of ink. For those struggling with the many variables of printmaking we will be continuing printing for a couple more weeks.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fourth Grade Factory

Andy Warhol has a show up at the IMA. The show is fun and whimsical and highlights Andy's commercial side. There is a lot of familiar items to see in the show. Relating to that show I thought the students would like to know what materials Andy worked with. Today we busted out the silkscreens. I would have taking picture while the students worked but it was rather hectic, I think the next period the students have with the screens will be more successful. They will have a better understanding of the process.