It's hard to believe that we're already 1/4 done with this school year and into our 2nd quarter! Here is a little update on what my elementary classes are busy with in the ART ROOM.
Mr. LaBonte's class finished up their Circle Weaving project from the COLOR THEORY unit. The background of the weavings was created using an analogous color scheme done with tempera paint. Oil pastel designs were added for more detail once the paint was dry. Click on the images below to enlarge.
Mrs. Martin's class completed a Monochromatic Leaves project in our COLOR THEORY unit. More details on that project can be seen here.
Mrs. Dubord's 2nd grade class completed Paper-Weavings with complementary colors as the main colors. More can be seen on that project here. For ART HISTORY, 2nd graders create a project inspired by the POP art of Andy Warhol. Students will create Pop Art Cupcakes in the 4-section style seen below.
Mrs. Ekberg's COLOR THEORY project was Silly Pumpkins, completed with secondary colors! These pumpkins were a great practice for mixing colors using primary colors. More on the pumpkins HERE.
An overview of current ART HISTORY projects can be seen below.
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Art 6 Paper Molas can be viewed below by clicking on the image to enlarge.
4th Grade students started their MONOCHROMATIC project. The first step was to draw a simple leaf. After the leaf was drawn, students were shown how to mix a TINT of orange using white and orange paint. Students started with white paint, and slowly added orange to it to make the color slightly darker.
An example of a monochromatic scheme cam be seen above.
This image was my inspiration for this assignment. Next week we will create the background portion of the project using cool colors!
Students mixed purple paint in the same way as the orange! We started with WHITE paint and slowly added purple to make the paint darker in a MONOCHROMATIC style! Next class, dots will be added for interest! Click the images below to enlarge.
The last step of this project was to add some details via DOT PAINTING! Check out the progress photos below by clicking to enlarge.
After completing sketchbooks, and paintings inspired by THE DOT, it is time for all elementary classes to move on to their first individual project! All projects are inspired by the COLOR WHEEL. Each grade will complete a project inspired by a different color scheme.
Kindergarten - All colors :)
1st Grade - Secondary
2nd Grade - Complementary
3rd Grade - Warm/Cool
4th Grade - Monochromatic
5th Grade - Analogous
Mrs. Hongisto's class will be practicing types of lines to make a Mexican Serape! This serape will be completed with all colors, along with a variety of lines (straight, wavy, zig-zag, spiral), and cut fringe on the edges! I'm excited to start this project with my youngest artists soon!
Mrs. Ekberg's class will be focusing on SECONDARY COLORS, which are all of the hues that are creating by mixing the primary colors. These colors are orange, purple and green! Using those colors, a festive pumpkin scene will be created by mixing their own colors of paint! They have already started this project - check out their progress HERE.
Mrs. Dubord's class is assigned the color scheme of COMPLEMENTARY COLORS. Complementary colors are pairs of hues that are directly across from each other on the wheel, like purple and yellow for example. This class will be completing a paper-weaving project using a complementary combination as their base. Their progress can be seen HERE.
Students in Mrs. Eichmeier and Mrs. Veeser's classes will be learning about warm and cool colors. They will use this color scheme to create an illustration of a small grouping of pumpkins, with warm colors for the pumpkins, and cool colors in the background.
Mrs. Martin's class will be creating a tree silhouette with a MONOCHROMATIC COLOR scheme for the background. A monochromatic scheme using tints and shades of a single hue, like yellow for example.
Mr. LaBonte's class will be creating a circle weaving based on an ANALOGOUS COLOR scheme. Analogous colors are neighboring colors on the wheel. The start of this project can be seen here.
5th graders started their first individual project today -
CIRCLE WEAVING! Before starting, we took notes on the basics of the COLOR WHEEL as a review. This project will highlight the color scheme of ANALOGOUS colors, which we call "3 neighbors" to simplify the concept. The background of the circle weaving was painted on a paper plate with an analogous color scheme of choice. Progress can be seen in the photos below (click to enlarge!). Next, students will add detail to the plates using neon oil pastel to create interest! I can't wait to see the final results!