Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Students in first grade viewed and discussed many of Monet's waterlily pictures. We used cool colors to make an ABC repeating pattern in the background with tempera paints. Students then used paper scraps to cut and glue their floating waterlilies on top of their pond. After completing this project one of my first graders saw a Monet painting at an art museum he was visiting on vacation and emailed me his picture in front of it. His mom said he was so excited because he knew about Monet and recognized it! Such a cool teaching moment!
Fifth grade students viewed and discussed Op Art, focused primarily on the work of Victor Vasarely. We talked about how an illusion can show movement and create three dimensional space, while existing on a two dimensional surface. Students used rulers and compasses to create the background of their work. They used sharpies for the black areas of their patterns and colored pencils to show shading in the white areas. Always a favorite! They are so impressed that they made this!
|After this student asked why I was not taking a picture of her face, I told her I couldn't put her in my blog without parent permission. This is how she solved that problem for me! Kids can be so funny!|