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.
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.
Students learned about the Op Art movement and created an optical illusion by using their hands.
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
The students made paintings about nature (trees) during winter.
When A Giant Came to Town
The students made a cityscape with a "Giant." They learned about perspective and vanishing point.
The students created a drawing of an orignal caricature of an animal engaged in a human activity.
The students created a clay relief sculpture of a building using textures and patterns to suggest architectural materials.
The students created a drawing of a historically important local building.
* The students created a drawing of an animal with a definite feeling and with planned emphasis.