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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Art Page

2014-2015 School Year
 
Arts from Mexico (Hispanic Heritage Month) 
Clay masks inspired by Mexican masks. We compared the uses of masks in the USA with other countries.
 
 My mask and I       mask       
 
      mask            mask
 
masks         masks
 
    masks       masks
 
2013-2014 School Year
Fourth graders compared sketches and drawings made by artists: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, M.C. Escher and Patricia A. Renick. The students made sketches of different views of a hand showing some details.

Lesson adapted from Davis Explorations in Art grade 4 curriculum, Unit 1, Lesson 1,

Appearances: Looking at our world/ Looking Closely: Sketching.

 
                                   hand sketch         


                    hand

 

Students learned about the Op Art movement and created an optical illusion by using their hands.

 

      Op Art            Op Art

 

Fourth graders studied artwork by artists: Beatriz Milhazes and Richard Diebenkorn. We learned about primary, secondary and intermediate colors. The students painted a picture about a garden showing many colors.

Lesson adapted from Davis Explorationsin Art grade 4 curriculum, Unit 1, Lesson 3,  Appearances: Looking at our world/ Looking at Colors Together: Mixing Paint Colors

 
      garden             garden
 
  garden         garden
 
The students made paintings about nature (trees) during winter.
 
Nature           nature
 
When A Giant Came to Town
The students made a cityscape with a "Giant." They learned about perspective and vanishing point.
 
Giant           cityscape
 
The students created a drawing of an original caricature of an animal engaged in a human activity.
 
caricature            caricature
 
The students created a clay relief sculpture of a building using textures and patterns to suggest architectural materials.
 
fecade           clay building
 
The students created a drawing of a historically important local building.
 
important building            important building
 
Other project: 
* The students created a drawing of an animal with a definite feeling and with planned emphasis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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