We plan to concentrate on printing this fall in Fourth Grade. Our first project involved printing with fruits and vegetables. We had a great time experimenting with all of the different marks we could make. Some of us plan to embellish our prints next week with markers, oil pastels, pencils and crayons. We'll keep you posted.....For now, please enjoy Phase One of Printing with Food.
This was the Kindergartners first time in the Art Studio ever. They did a great job!
After reading a story about shapes, I showed the artists some cards with different shapes drawn on each. We spent some time discussing shapes, naming them, finding some.... and looking at the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. We were pretty sure that Kandinsky knew how to play the shape game. Which is what we did next. Here's how: Each student takes a turn naming a shape then each one of us draws that shape someplace on our papers. After our papers were filled with shapes, we used pastels to color in our designs - Kandinsky-style. The next slide show features Kandinsky's work. The one after features our own. You're going to love them!
Students worked in pairs to trace the templates I've made. There is a pattern piece for the body and a seperate piece for the head. I usually keep design books on hand for artists who get "stuck" for design ideas. These guys didn't really need them. This group of artists is particularly careful and creative. Some of the designs are already exquisite!
In keeping with our number theme, First Graders have created beautiful mixed media works in the style of Jasper Johns. I cut out and created these number sheets and showed the students different ways of using the stencils. They could trace. They could make rubbings, or they could draw their own numbers. I asked them to be sure to fill their paper with numbers. We used crayons for stage one.
Next we decorated with oil pastels.
We finished up with tempera cakes.
Great work First Graders!
(The second half-group's work will be posted next week after they've had a chance to visit the Art Studio.)