Fifth Graders have taken a break from their water color studies to design and create E-vent calendars. Originally, we had the idea of making advent calendars, but since not everyone celebrates advent or Christmas, we have decided to call them E-vent calendars. Each one reflects the personality and interests of the individual artist. We are a bit late in finishing, but we decided to go for quality rather than rushing to finish on time. We have two on-time finishers, and one almost on time finisher (myself:) We'll add to the gallery as we have more completed works.
Water color skills are really coming along nicely in Fifth Grade.....
We began with Fifth Grade. These students have been working on some pretty remarkable perspective drawings using colored pencils, water colors and a ton of rules. Below, you will find a sneak preview.
Sixth Graders are beginning to work on their Chuck Close self portraits. Using only finger prints!
Second Graders' Super Heroes are starting to come to life.
And Third Graders are beginning to finish their Cheetah Block Sculptures.
In Fifth Grade we are still very interested in using the Sumi-e tools. Today, I gave a quick demonstration to accompany our discussion of different concepts artists use to create the illusion of distance in a 2 dimensional work of art. The concepts we discussed included using a paler hue for details in the distance, leaving details out of objects in the distance, overlapping, and varying the size of objects to create depth. We mentioned linear perspective and using a perspective grid, but we will save those ideas for later.
Students practiced for a while as they dreamed up their final compositions.