Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Today was our school-wide Living History Day with the theme of "The Sixties". Here is our art station all set up for the kids to learn about Pop Art printmaking -- Robert Rauscenberg Style.
Here is guest art educator Anna Wales (my daughter). I stole the idea from her, so I asked her to help get us started.
I would say that this is something best done outside. The smell of the muscle rub is quite strong.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
After answering some discussion questions about this work of art, we decided this painting had a lonely feeling. There are no signs of people, and the shades are all pulled down. Someone suggested that maybe the people moved away because the railroad tracks are so close to the house!
One thing I wanted to point out is that the light source in the picture is very clear. Can you see how the left side of the house is very light and bright -- and the right is shaded with blues and greens and purple?
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
If something is surreal, it contains real things in unreal combinations. Surrealistic art has an odd dreamlike quality. To learn about this style, fourth graders made surrealistic collages, cutting and pasting images into backgrounds where they didn't belong.
Surrealistic art has an odd dreamlike quality. To learn about this style, fourth graders made surrealistic collages, cutting and pasting images into backgrounds where they didn't belong.
When everybody finished their collages, I said, "Okay, now draw your collage."
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
After talking to the elementary kids, Mr. Warhola visitted some junior high and senior high classrooms. He encouraged them to develop their own creativity and express themselves through writing and art.
The Daily Review wrote a really nice article about this visit, which is here.
Fifth graders wanted to make a special project to welcome artist James Warhola, so they made a pariscraft sculpture of his uncle Andy Warhol (who is also the main character in some of his picture books).