Gator artists began working this week on our annual art fundraiser projects! We will be spending the next week or so finishing them up. They will come home with your child in a few weeks. You will have the chance to purchase all kinds of cools items with their precious artwork printed on it! This project is a PTA fundraiser that benefits the many programs we offer at Greenwood!
They are still works in progress but here’s a sneak peek:
Kindergarten artists are making self-portraits using shapes! We read a book about shapes by artist William Wegman and looked at the whimsical illustrations of artist Rob Dunlavey for inspiration. How adorable are these kinder drawings?!
First graders learned about painter Paul Klee and his colorful cat! Together, we drew a cat shape using lines and shapes. Artists were encouraged to add their own details. Next week, we will paint them!
Second grade artists are making silly owls using shapes and patterns. We looked at the work of artist Charley Harper (one of my FAVORITES!) and created these awesome birds! Next week, we will finish coloring and add some paint details.
Third graders were inspired by my obsession with baking shows 🙂 We made unique and delicious cupcakes! We looked at the work of painter Wayne Thiebaud for inspiration. I just love the personality in these sweet treats!
Fourth grade artists are making cozy cups of coffee, tea and cocoa! We looked at the colorful work of folk painter Heather Galler for ideas. I adore the variety in these pieces!
Oh, look at these guys! Fifth grade artists are creating self-portraits inspired by everyone’s favorite building block – LEGO! We drew the basic shapes together but added unique details to make them easy to identify. They are looking amazing!
Looking for more LEGO art? Check out Sean Kenney’s amazing LEGO sculptures!
If you or your child is interested in making a drawing of your own, I have posted my drawing videos to my classroom YouTube channel: TheArtsyArtRoom
One last thing….
Mystery Artist Awards!!
This year, students in grades 1-5 will have a chance to earn points for their house by making smart choices in the art room. The “Mystery Artist” will be revealed at the end of the class and will earn a point for their house! Be on the lookout for these amazing artists!