Tuesday, December 16, 2014

3rd Grade Weavers

Students learn about the art of weaving. After reviewing a brief history of weaving and how the technique is used today, they began their personal weavings. In some cases optical illusions were created as they wove.  This class wove twisted tissue into black construction paper.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

3rd Grade Students Learn About Analogous Color

Below you can see three different Analogous Color schemes. Analogous colors are colors that are related, in the same family. They are located next to each other on the color wheel. Many times, they can invoke a feeling or a mood to the artwork.  My students have been learning what analogous colors are and why artists might use them in their paintings or drawings.

Friday, December 5, 2014

First Grade Portraits

Portraits are always a fun project to do with 1st grade students as they learn about the proper proportion of the face. In these projects, students also learned about the medium of oil pastels. They experienced layering and blending them to create new colors.