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. 


Friday, February 7, 2014

Basic Shapes - Positive and Negatives Space









My 3rd graders learned about positive and negative space. We started out with a basic shape, and drew designs into the center of that shape. None of the designs could touch each other, or go from one side to another side of the shape. The students made basic and more complicated designs as you can see in the artwork about. No matter basic or complicated, the end product turned out great, and definitely catch your eye in the hallway.

Texture and Aluminum Tooling… What was I Thinking













So I started the third grade out this year with this never ending project. I want to start by saying that this project has a lot of high points, but for third grade it was too much. It taught texture, rulers, metal tooling, and tint… but took forever and would have been a major success with my 5th graders. With that said, I believe in pushing my students. The students that got the concepts succeeded and created something extremely exceptional, but that was only half the class. I feel that if I am unable to get 90 percent of my class to the same end product, then my lesson is not grade appropriate.

1. Texture on paper
2. Permanent marker
3. Aluminum 
4. Aluminum tooling
5. Sand paper to remove ink on high points
6. Line up aluminum with the paper textures 

If anyone wants the steps or process the students used to create these (written out in length), please comment and I will write back. Please let me know what you think.