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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Art Page

2014-2015 School Year
 
The students created a drawing of an original caricature of an animal engaged in a human activity.

cat             painter

elephants        race

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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