Thursday, November 19, 2009

2nd Grade Wild Things

2nd Grade students just finished an exciting printmaking project.  We started out by reading Maurice Sendak's classic book, "Where the Wild Things Are."  We discussed the features of the creatures in the book and each student designed their own unique wild thing.  The designs were then pressed into a foam printing plate and used to print multiple copies of the wild thing.  What you see above is the fantastic result of the project.  Way to go, 2nd Grade!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

4th Grade Paper Pollock Weaving

4th grade students just finished an extremely fun project.  We started out by learning about the artwork of Jackson Pollock.  Pollock is famous for his "splatter" paintings in the abstract expressionist style.  Students got their turn to do two splatter paintings of their own.  These paintings were eventually cut up and woven together to achieve the end result you see here.  

2nd Grade Leaf Printmaking

2nd Grade students recently finished a project that introduced them to printmaking.  We used leaves from trees around the school to make a fall themed image.  Students painted colors associated with fall leaves onto the back of real leaves.  When pressed onto the paper, the leaves create a very realistic image.  Students made up a design to use with their leaf printmaking.

1st Grade Primary Mondrian

1st grade students recently learned about the artist Piet Mondrian.  They learned that Mondrian used geometric shapes and lines in his artwork and that he mainly used primary colors.  1st graders used Mondrian's work as inspiration in their own primary color paintings.