After looking at portraits by various artists, students drew self portraits. They learned to create skin tones using pastels. After reading Faith Ringgold's "Tar Beach", we used "gadgets" to print patterns that we included in our quilt border.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Fourth grade students reviewed prior lessons based on narrative artwork and viewed Surrealistic and other fantasy narrative art. We looked at Saul Steinberg's "Continuous Miner" and discussed how the artist used repetitive lines that produced a simulated texture in the "ground" area. Students drew a normal above ground scene with an imaginative world below, and filled in the surrounding area with simulated textural designs.
Students looked at landscapes painted by Canadian artists, including Emily Carr and focused on the expressive skies. After learning how to paint trees, we looked at how various artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt and local artist, Alynn Guerra created tree forms with expressive and symbolic characteristics.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
By the end of next week each grade should have work uploaded in Artsonia. First and Kindergarten has work posted and as soon as I can complete photographing and downloading student work, the rest of the grades will have lessons online. Activity slips will be sent home as a reminder with student name/codes and security codes for parents who are not registered. If you need assistance with your student's Artsonia account, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The United Arts Curriculum Extension offering on Friday afternoon is an exciting addition to the North Oakview week. The Fourth Grade students were able to learn about paper making and the Third Grade students are creating Pop Ups. It is thrilling to see the creative enthusiasm and problem solving taking place.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This is an especially exciting new school year. The Elementary Art program has been expanded so each school will have its own Art Specialist. I am looking forward to being at North Oakview everyday, but I will miss the wonderful students at East Oakview and West Oakview.
Students, 1st- 4th, will have Art once a week for 60 minutes and our Kindergartners will have 45 minute classes. We will be exploring more, looking more and creating more art in many different ways.I will continue to post student artwork on Artsonia.com. Check it out! New students will be added and notes will be sent home in a few weeks with the student information and parent security codes.