Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lighthouse Landscapes, 4th grade

This beautiful Caldecott book and the story of the changing world of the lighthouse keeper inspired my 4th grade artists, as well as the paintings of American artist Edward Hopper.
We featured space and mood in our watercolors.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Pumpkin paintings, K, 2 & 5

Kindergarten artists have been painting pumpkin landscapes featuring overlapping and simple spatial elements. We mixed tempera and added detail with oil pastel.

Fifth graders used values to create a pumpkin form, then added pattern inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama.

Second graders also experimented with form using tints and shades of a hue. They continued to practice their own publishing with Artsonia.

Kindergarten leaves and owls

Our owl drawings were made using one of the kids’ favorite things we do in the art room - the mystery drawing! Listening for clues, I guide the students through the shapes until someone guesses what it is - then we personalize with details, colors, and descriptive titles. They are always full of personality. 
The leaves were made using a crayon and watercolor resist, giving them a feeling of floating on a pond or blowing in the breeze.