Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thinking About Daydreaming

The first graders were asked to think about "where they go when they daydream." Then they drew their ideas in pencil, went over their drawings in sharpie, erased their lines and watercolored the illustration. The paintings are so whimsical and fun!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mexican Suns

In the Art Room we looked at the colors and handicrafts of Mexico. We discussed the significance of the Sun in Ancient Mexican Culture, agriculture, tourism and daily life. The students painted assorted papers with bright colors and added texture. Then they cut the papers into unique Sun Faces.

Metal Repousee Masks



The fourth graders loved  making these decorative heavy duty metal foil masks. They practiced drawing their mask on paper and then drew the shape with a wooden stylus onto the metal. Then they added texture before creatively coloring with permanent marker.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kindergarten Fish Mobiles

The Kindergarteners read The Rainbow Fish and other fishy books. Inspired by the beautiful illustrations, the students made their own two sided fish. Colors and patterns were added with craypas and watercolor resist.  Finally the fish were stuffed and strung with beaded lanyard.

Warhol Inspired Acrylic Portraits

The eighth graders’ have been busy working on their self-portraits inspired by Andy Warhol. Individual photos of each student were posterized in Adobe Photoshop for them to grid with a ruler and enlarge onto a canvas board. They are mixing tints of acrylic paints in bright colors for their faces and hair. The results are sure to “Pop” with bold color.