Our artists have been busy, busy, busy!
Kindergarten artists are finishing their home collages inspired by the Heidelberg Project! Artist Tyree Guyton collaborated with his community to transform his Detroit neighborhood. We are making some wonderful, colorful neighborhoods of polka-dot houses!
First and Fourth Grade
First and fourth grade artists are working on Artist Trading cards in honor of women’s history month! Each student is making a series of 3 cards and learning about some amazing women at the same time.
When all of the cards have been finished our 1st and 4th grade partners will meet for a trading card party! We will share our art as well as what we’ve learned about our “shero” 🙂
Fourth grade artists are using packing tape to transfer photocopied images on to painted and collaged book pages.
Ms. Green’s proud artists!!
First grade artists learned about painter Amy Sherald, most famous for her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama. We used her work as inspiration for our collaged images. They are so lovely!
Second grade artists learned about Chinese Lunar New Year traditions and created a print inspired by an animal. Many students chose to draw a pig, as 2019 is the YEAR OF THE PIG! Some students selected the animal that represented the year they were born or… just drew their favorite animal! We printed our images several times and selected the most successful print to mount and “frame” with a pattern of painted paper.
Third grade artists also recognized the Lunar New Year by making clay piggy banks! These amazing projects took a veeeery long time to finish but are awesome! We made shrinky-dink coins small enough to fit in our banks so they do actually work.
We are also working on an Earth Day project with our community partners at Publix. We are making collograph prints inspired by nature to print on donated brown paper grocery bags that will be used by customers. We hope that our art will remind folks to remember their reusable grocery bags and to take care of the earth!
Ready for printing!
Somehow, each 5th grade class is currently working on a different project. Ack!
Ms. Edward’s class is finishing their zoomorphic clay pots:
Mr. Taylor’s class is designing and building cardboard arcades:
Ms. Koenig’s class is making color wheels inspired by pop artist Chris Uphues:
Ms. Baum’s class is using green screen technology and old school printmaking to create symbolic self-portraits inspired by artist Kehinde Wiley:
I will post more about this special tech project soon!
Ms. Kouri invited me to join her after school STEAM club this week. We made some outrageous pendulum paintings!