Saturday, August 26, 2017

Solar eclipse illustrations in 4/5

The solar eclipse was a great opportunity for us to talk about our theme Art & Life, and the way many artists use life experiences to inspire their art. I still remember the solar eclipse that occurred when I was about their age. We also talked about illustration as a special kind of art that helps to describe an idea or tell a story.

Alma Thomas's The Eclipse,1970
Fourth and fifth graders looked at examples of eclipse art and illustrations and made their own using a scientific approach based on facts, or a more artistic approach using expression and feelings. Students were given media options of drawing, collage, or a combo. Here are some of our fantastic results.

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