Fifth Grade Weaving

Fifth grade artists did some weaving this year, too! They turned a piece of a frame matt into a loom by measuring and cutting notches on each side and adding a warp string. They learned how to add shapes and fringe and some artists learned a soumak stitch. ¬†They were all able to use these …

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Kindergarten Warm and Cool Castles

Kindergarten artists made castles painting! Each artist drew their own castle after looking at different examples of castles from around the world. They used a combination of the shapes and lines that we have been learning about all year.   They also were introduced to warm and cool color families and colored around their castle …

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Fourth Grade Perspective Drawing

Fourth grade artists learned how to draw using One-point perspective! This method of drawing shows things in a more three-dimensional way and shows how objects appear smaller the further they are from you. We started by practicing together to learn the steps and then each artist created their own scene using one point perspective. Then …

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Second Grade Circle Weaving

Second grade artists have been weaving in the art room!   We began by looking at the abstract artwork of Wassily Kandinsky, specifically his “Color Study:” Squares with Concentric Circles”. Each artist¬†painted concentric circles on a paper plate using colors that they mixed. Detail lines were added to each circle for extra decoration. Then the …

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Kindergarten Spring Collage

Kindergarten artists have finished making a spring time collage! We looked outside and at pictures of springtime in Michigan and noticed all of the flowers growing, more insects and animals outside, and green leaves and grass. After painting a sky paper, everyone painted a different colored textured paper that they could share to make the …

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First Grade Paper Weaving

First grade artists have been practicing weaving with paper! They began by learning a little about tints and shades and exploring what happens when you mix black with a color (a shade) or white with a color (a tint). Then they turned their tints and shades painting into a loom. They used strips of paper …

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