Thursday, December 19, 2013

2nd Grade - Symmetrical Monsters

The second graders expanded their math vocabulary and learned a pretty complex art technique as well with this project.  In order to make the monsters symmetrical, the kids first drew half of a monsters face onto a piece of paper, and transferred it onto a larger piece of sketch paper one side at a time so that it came together to make a full monster's face.  Check out a few spectacular examples!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

5th Grade - Graffiti

This project was a lot of fun.  Put simply, the 5th graders were tasked to express something important to them with word art.  Students pulled from a variety of graffiti styles for inspiration and used all sorts of different shapes and lines to make their word and background look interesting.  It was very interesting to see the different words each 5th grader chose to express, and it also was an excellent way to get to know them in a different way.  Check out a few outstanding examples!

2nd Grade - Rizzi Portraits

The 2nd graders learned about shape, color and style with this portrait project.  First, we looked at artwork by the artist James Rizzi and talked about how he uses shapes, colors, and lines to give his paintings a different style.  We then drew a Rizzi style face onto a piece of paper using oil pastel and painted it with watercolor.  A repeat project from last year, the silly faces and watercolor make this a crowd favorite.  Take a look at the fantastic results!