Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Working with Shape

We are well into our shape activities here at English Landing.   Take a look at what we are making!
Kindergarten is focusing on circles.  We read the book "The Dot", and looked at art by Wassily Kandinsky for inspiration.

We used oil pastels to create our circle art.

Work in progress.

Work in progress.

1st grade learned all about pumpkins.  After reading a book about a pumpkin patch, we looked closely at pumpkin shapes in order to draw them realistically.

Notice the shadows and highlights!

2nd grade is studying organic shapes (shapes from nature). 

We went outside to study leaf shapes.

We made sketches of the leaves we were studying.

Working hard!

Nice organic shapes!

These sketches will come in handy for our next art project.

3rd grade is learning about symmetrical shapes.

After studying symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes, we made a symmetrical art project.

This project gave us some good scissor and glue practice, too.  Look at those beautiful and intricate shapes!

4th grade finished up their Henri Matisse collages.  We used geometric, free-form, and organic shapes in our art.

Finished product.

Finished product.

5th grade is focusing on 3-dimensional forms.  After discussing the differences between shape and form, students created
3-D forms out of paper. 

We made shapes such as a cube, rectangular prism, triangular prism, and triangular based pyramid.

They were tricky at first, but now we are really good at making them!


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