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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Art Page

2014-2015 School Year
Creature Container
The students made a creature container out of clay. 
creature container    clay container
On the cut outs made last week, the students created a mixed media portrait inspired by Henri Matisse use of "wild colors." 
portraits        portrait
Henri Matisse/Paper cut outs
The students learned about the famous French artist Henri Matisse. Inspired by his paper cut outs ,they made a collage by using organic/geometric shapes and lots of

cut out         cut out

Matisse         Matisse

Arts from Mexico (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Paper Masks inspired by Mexican masks. We compared the uses of masks in the USA with other countries.
  masks        mask     
2013-2014 School Year
Third graders looked and compared portraits made by Frida Kahlo, Lee Udal Bennion and James T. Hardwood. We talked about how artists help us express our identities and feelings for other people. The students were able to draw a self-portrait showing things that they care about.

Adapted from the Davis Explorations in Art, level 3, unit 1, lesson 1, Who I Am: Portraits and Self-Portraits.

 self-portrait          self-portrait

Continuing with our portrait unit, the students created a mixed-media portrait of a classmate. We were inspired by Henri Matisse cut-outs and his use of “wild” colors.

"wild" self-portrait           wild self-portrait  
The students created a paper sculpture of an imaginary bird.
imaginary bird paper sculpture              imaginary bird sculpture
The students made a painting of an imaginary place using a variety of lines and shapes.
imaginary place  
The students created a drawing using tints and shades to convey a moody landscape.
moody landscape          moody landscape
Other projects:
* The students created a planned, humorous drawing of an imaginary bird. 
* The students created and assemble forms to make a model of a castle.
* The students worked together to plan a park or playground.
* The students made a creature container out of clay.
Last Modified on October 22, 2014