Saturday, September 21, 2019

Art News You Can Use - September 2019

We have had a busy month working on lots of fun projects - here are a few highlights and some sneak peeks of what's coming up!
Kindergarten artists are finishing up their color mixing activity and have enjoyed the Mouse Paint book. Fifth grade assistants have been incredibly helpful with teaching our littlest artists the art room procedures.

We also enjoyed our Vooks presentation of They All Saw a Cat, followed by a drawing activity from different points of view. Vooks video books is offering a free trial for teachers - thank you!

First graders have finished their primary popsicle paintings and are ready to learn about portraits!

Second grade is continuing with the Matisse theme but switching media - moving from collage to window view paintings.

Third grade has just finished batik - read all about it in my previous post :) Observation drawing up next.

Fourth grade has completed their food truck designs and are experimenting with Ellsworth Kelly's abstract style. Kelly's work is currently being featured on a US postage stamp. Food truck lesson was inspired by @elementaryartists ' Instagram post. We used reading & writing language while creating our settings and details.

Fifth grade is creating their own camouflage designs, soon to be unique paintings. No pics yet, but we looked at examples of artists who use camo, like Warhol and Liu Bolin.

I was named a top tweeter for my school and earned new flair for my lanyard - hooray!

I enjoyed a day with second grader Peyton, who was Art Teacher for the Day - we had a great time.

Looking forward to getting our digital portfolios on Artsonia up and running for the new year in the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to give the food truck lesson a try this year! My oldest grade this school year is 3rd, so I'll be giving it a go with them. I would love to mimic your mouse paint lesson with my kinders. Any tips or how-to's to share would be most appreciated!


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