Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Art Starters idea sheet to refer to when we wanted to personalize our work - it is a list of topics that tell about our favorite things, ideas, and experiences, and we used many of these things to illustrate the negative space of our self-portraits. As we begin uploading these to Artsonia, we are learning more about writing an artist statement using prompt questions and reflecting on what we learned.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Frida Kahlo is our "Art & Life" artist this fall, and first graders are looking at examples of her still life paintings as we learn about this genre of art as well as organic shapes. Still life is one of the "nouns of art" - things, as in people (portraits), places (landscapes), and things. We included shapes of the season in our drawings, like acorns, leaves, and pumpkins, and many students added birds because we liked seeing them in Frida's art.
Our focus was mostly on shape and filling the space - we did not yet touch on space and overlapping, but you will see these concepts in some upcoming posts.Thanks for checking out our still lifes!
A few students tried cutting and gluing their fall shapes for a collage style still life.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Our hills above are far away, so they look smaller as well as anything found on these hills, like more pumpkins or the barn. We added a sky and then made them colorful with watercolor paints.