Sunday, January 27, 2013

1st Grade - Klee Portraits

1st grade students learned about portraits with this project.  Specifically, we talked about artist Paul Klee and how he does portraits, which are very simple shapes and lines put together to create the face.  The 1st graders drew their portraits in Klee's style, then colored them with chalk pastels.  Some of us got a little dusty, but the results look nice!  Blending with chalk pastels is not an easy thing to do, and it was really interesting to see how different each student's portrait turned out.  Different approaches to the project produced a wide variety of artworks.  Take a look!

Kindergarten - City Collage

Kindergarten students learned more about lines and how different lines can represent different things.  Here, we made lines that went up-and-down and side-to-side to look like a city.  Then we added details with yellow windows and cars.  Kindergarten has a lot of fun with collage, and did a really great job on this project.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

It's Up to You...

For this project, students were in charge of their own ideas.  We talked about responsibility and problem solving in art and it was very interesting to see what the students came up with when given a wide open prompt like this.  Students were also responsible for assessing themselves at the end of each day.  Have a look at these examples from all different grade levels.