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Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Art Page

 
2014-2015 School Year

Reading Carnival Day Posters
Fifth graders worked very hard making posters for the Reading Carnival Day. Their hard work paid off!
Look at some fabulous samples.

Carnival       Washington Monument

memorial       White House

Fifth graders are working hard making posters (monuments and other DC area places of interest) for our Reading Carnival Day.

Reading Carnival       Posters



Lincoln          poster

Arts from Mexico (Hispanic Heritage Month)
"Alebrijes" papier mache sculpture.

(Photos coming up soon)

 
2013-2014 School Year
 

Fifth graders looked and compared portraits made by artists: James Brooks and Charles White. The students practiced creating shading, and making sketches of a classmate.
Lesson adapted from Davis Explorations in Art grade 5 curriculum, Unit 1, Lesson 2, We the People: People and their Stories/Our Faces in Light: Value and Shading.
 
portrait              portratit
 
This is the third year that ATS participates in George Mason Operation Rain Barrel. Fifth graders made sketches about garden using zentangle designs. We used a combination of sketches as the final design on the rain barrel. Fourth and fifth graders help painting the rain barrel.
Follow the link for more information about Operation Rain Barrel
 
zentangle sketch         zentangle
 
                                      rain barrel
 
Fifth graders worked with Katherine McGwier (parent and artist) creating beautiful clay pieces. The students learned about the "raku" history and firing techniques. Ms. Perez helped coordinate a visit to Washington Lee High School were the students got to see "raku" firing demonstrations. WL High school students shared their artwork and showed the students how to use the potter's wheel under Mrs. Bickelhaupt (art teacher) supervision.
 
clay     raku     raku
 
The students created a still life collage using a value scale.
 
still life           still life
 
Creative Creatures
Fifth graders created a painting of an animal, fish, or bird shapes decorated with bold colors and patterns.
 
creative features           my creative creatures
 
creative creature              creative creature
 
A Window with a View
The students created an artwork in an individual style with attention to foreground, background, and an illusion of space.
 
work in progress           
 
Surprising Forms
The students created open or close forms using painted paper. 
 
surprising forms          surprising forms
 
Codex Books 
Fifth graders made Mayan inspired codex books. 
 
codex book           codex book
 
Other Projects: 
* During the 2013-2014 school year fifth graders were busy making posters for Reading Carnival Day and helping with play sceneries.
* Clay Portrait Bust
   The students created a portrait bust in clay, attending to porportions and expressive qualities. 
* My Dream Home
   The students drew a picture of a fecade of a dream house.
Optical Illusion
   The students used lines, colors, and spaces to create the illusion of motion.
 
 
 
                
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