Saturday, March 1, 2014

1st Grade Van Gogh Sunflowers… Lesson On Seeing Color

 










A students view of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. Students looked at the colors Van Gogh used and added those same colors on their drawn flowers.


1st Graders working on their flowers… Class 5 (last day)

On the first day of the project, I introduced the students to Vincent Van Gogh and his sunflower paintings. We looked at the painting shown above, and drew the flowers with pencil on black paper as a class. I made three different sized circle tracers for each student to use to help with proportions. The students drew a horizon line to start. We placed the vase bottom below the horizon line and then placed each flower on the paper… one circle at a time. The next class we talked about color. We counted the colors used in just the vase. The students started on the vase, and used every color that they saw on the painting. We did the same thing the next class with the pedals and flower centers. The students loved working with the oil pastels. I think my students learned more from this project than any other this year. The hard thing was that I didn't teach… We talked color, and then I walked around. They learned to look for color ON THEIR OWN! It was a beautiful thing, and so are their pictures! 

Year Two: Picasso Blue Period Guitars











Year two of the Blue Period guitars, based off of Picasso's Blue period. The project teaches collage, layers, and lots of experience gluing and cutting. Love the new guitars! For more explanation… Check out the guitars from two years ago on my archive. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

2014 Student Art Month- Waupaca Library Art Show Preview!



WAUPACA LIBRARY ART SHOW PREVIEW

5TH GRADE

CONTINUOUS LINE PORTRAITS


EMPHASIS AND OVERLAPPING STILL-LIFE 

GROUP PROJECT- BIKE STUDY


2 POINT PERSPECTIVE 



LICHTENSTEIN HAND STUDY


4TH GRADE

VEG. AND FRUIT MOSAIC

FAUVIST PORTRAITS

 TOOTHBRUSH STILL-LIFE 


3RD GRADE

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SHAPE CUTOUT 



 TEXTURE STUDY WITH METAL TOOLING OVERLAY 


2ND GRADE


 ERIC CARLE BEAR


ERIC CARLE SHEEP


GIRAFFE WITH CROSS-CURRICULAR LITERATURE UNIT 


 PIET MONDRIAN SQUARES WITH CIRCLE FRAMES


1ST GRADE

TISSUE PAPER -COLOR MIXING STUDY 



SQUID WEAVINGS


LANDSCAPE- WARM AND COOL COLORS


KINDERGARTEN 

TISSUE PAPER PUMPKIN WITH LINE STUDY


ERIC CARLE CARDINALS WITH BIRCH TREE




MITTEN- PATTERNS AND OVERLAPPING



 








A COLOR OF HIS OWN- CHAMELEON WEAVING 










The show will run from February 24th to April 6th at the Waupaca Public Library. The opening night and awards are Feb. 24th at 6:30pm. My students projects shown above, are put in with the other elementary art teachers stuff, the middle school, and the high school teachers picks. Its a great show, if you are in town or want to travel a long distance to check it out, the show will be worth it! I will show more pictures of the show after we set it up on Wednesday night.