As spring approaches, we are super busy in the art room. We have learned so many new concepts, skills and techniques that have prepared us for a smorgasbord of art adventures! Take a look below to see the wide range of art activities happening at English Landing.
After a lot of practice, we were ready for the real thing! Kinders made these pinch pots out of air drying model magic....
First grade read the book Why Is Blue Dog Blue? by George Rodrigue. It is a great book about how artists make pictures to express themselves! We carefully studied the blue dog illustrations, and then drew our own dogs. We used only primary colors to paint our pictures.
2nd grade is working on self portraits. We spent a long time studying the porportions of the human face to make our drawings look realistic. By looking in our portrait mirrors, we could include in our drawings the things that make each of us unique.
We also learned how to blend colors together to create realistic skin tones, hair colors, and shadows.
Primary Painter's Challenge!!!! 3rd grade made as many colors as possible using only red, yellow, and blue.
4th grade is working on a mixed media project. We were inspired by the book Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. Our artworks depict special places or events in our lives. We added a collage border around the edges to look like a quilt, since that is what Ringgold does to her artwork.