Sunday, January 30, 2011

(G2,G3,G4) Learning about the work of Jasper Johns

Project objective(s):
-Learn about the work of Jasper Johns
-Use art material in a responsible manner
-Create interesting patterns 

A student is using a variety of colors in order to create interesting patterns in spelling Jasper Johns name

Using crayons and water colors to create a Jasper Johns alphabet composition

Learning how not to leave empty spaces on the paper

Learning how to create patterns with two colors

It takes hard work not to leave empty spaces on the target

The student is using color fencing for this particular art project
Pressing the pastels on the paper creates vibrant colors

(KG) Free art on canvas, and wooden boards (crayons, pastels and markers)

Project objective(s):
-Practice drawing on canvas and wood surfaces
-Use a variety of materials in order to complete your free design 
-Discuss the art process with your friends 
-Learn how to compare and contrast

A student is drawing his free design on canvas

Learning to work in groups, and sharing the art material can be fun

Discussing and exchanging ideas is part of the art process

Looking at each other's work helps students understand how to compare and contrast

Free art is fun!

Student comment:  
"I made this for my mom"

Student comment:
" I like pastels the best"

(PS) How to use stencils/ Practice scissor skills

Project objective(s):
- Use stencils to draw different pictures
- Use pencils with control
- Practice scissor skills
After using a stencil, the student is practicing her scissor skills

Learning how to turn the paper in such a way so as to make cutting easier

Holding the paper close to the line with one hand and cutting with the other

Figuring out how you need to hold the paper so that the scissors will follow the lines

Happy with the final result!

We are done practicing our scissor skills!

(G1) A guided tour to the North Carolina Museum of Art

This was a guided tour concentrating in finding the different animals in works of art

The students were given index cards with the written names of different animals.

When the student found his/her animal on a work of art, he/she raised the index card

An excellent way for the students to practice their spellings skills

A parent of a student just found her animal word in the painting

Our students and their father had fun looking for the written word in the different paintings

Sunday, January 9, 2011

(PS) How to use stencils/ Practice color fencing

Project objective(s):
- Learn how to use stencils
- Holding pencils correctly
- Practice color fencing

Holding pencils correctly to draw around the stencils.

Working with pencils slowly following the outlines of the stencils.

Learning about color fencing.

The end result of using stencils correctly.
The end result of color fencing.

Learn how to draw shapes without the help of stencils.

(G1) The properties of glue and liquid starch (Connection of science and art)

Project objective(s):
- Learn the properties of liquid starch and  glue
- Describe the texture of the mixture
- Learn how to use the mixture to create original compositions

Look what happens when we mix glue and liquid starch!
Yes, it feels sticky and cold!

Student comment: "It is skinny just like a thread".

A student is creating an abstract design.

 Student comment: "How far can I stretch this?"

Student comment: "I am tired of stretching".

(G2,G3,G4) A guided tour to the North Carolina Museum of Art "All in the Family" 2/2

Visiting a re-creation of a Flemish style art room offers significant information on the family life in other times.

Relaxing and participating in a discussion about the things we learned.

A student is pointing at the projector for the tree of four seasons.

Students are swaying just like the brunches of the tree.

(G2,G3,G4) A guided tour to the North Carolina Museum of Art "All in the Family" 1/2

Learning about different cultures by examining the details in the artwork.

False Door of Ni-ankh-Snefru (Called Fefi)
Learning how ancient cultures honored their deceased.
The false door served as a passageway for the soul (ka).
Family members would place food offerings in front of the false door.

Learning about Roman Families by examining the details in this Relief sculpture.

Looking carefully at the clues, we can learn a lot about the children in this painting.

Learning about a woman's family life from her portrait.