Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Kinder Snowmen

4th grade Winter Paintings

4th Grade Winter Paintings
In this winter tree inspired project students studied the art element of Color. They reviewed the color families of Primary and Secondary Colors and then learned about the Intermediate and Related Colors. They learned that Intermediate Colors are made by mixing one primary and one secondary together. For example:
Yellow (Primary) + Green (Secondary) = Yellow-Green/Lime Green (Intermediate)
They practiced mixing all the Intermediate colors then had to choose a color family called Related Colors for their art project.  A Related Color family is a group of colors found next to one another on the color wheel.   Usually made up of a Primary, Secondary and Intermediate Color.
Students practiced using watercolors to create all the colors they needed for their painting and learned how to blend them together to make gradual color changes.  When they were done with watercolors they used black paint to carefully add the silhouette of evergreen trees to their painting.  Then since it is a winter inspired painting they splatter painted snow on their art.
Beautiful Art 4th Graders!!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Kinder Abstract Art

4th Grade O'Keeffe Skulls


In this project 4th graders learned about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe is a famous artist who was from Wisconsin.  She grew up in Wisconsin and then lived in New York and New Mexico when she became famous.  She is most famous for her large paintings and chalk drawings of Flowers and Skulls.  She enlarges (makes it big), crops (zooms in and goes off the paper) and abstracts (makes in look different then in real life).  Students in 4th grade studied a real cattle skull and drew a detailed pencil drawing of the skull.  They then used southwest designs to create a drawing of a weaving behind their skull.