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.
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.
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.
The students created a still life collage using a value scale.
Fifth graders created a painting of an animal, fish, or bird shapes decorated with bold colors and patterns.
A Window with a View
The students created an artwork in an individual style with attention to foreground, background, and an illusion of space.
The students created open or close forms using painted paper.
Fifth graders made Mayan inspired codex books.
* 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.