Second Graders at St. Thomas's Day School study and learn about their immigrant ancestors. The art projects that we do are usually based on arts and crafts from around the world. These Calder-esque sculptures were created after the students learned about Mexican Alebrije carvings. (Only the first half of the sculptures have been completed and photographed. The second half of the class will finish their sculptures next week.)
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.
Using handmade pose-able figures and a variety of media, Second Graders have created dreamy paintings inspired by the work of Marc Chagall.
In Second Grade we have been working on creating positionable figures to use in our artwork. I had superheroes in mind when we began the project, but I've been sideswiped by a Chagall inspired piece to get our juices going.
These figures are tricky to put together but the Second Graders have put their minds (and fingers) to getting the job done well.
As a result, very few of the figures have been completed.
Today we read a book about the life of Russian born painter Marc Chagall. We looked at some of his work and began to brainstorm how we would create our own dreamy paintings in his style.
We think we'll need a combination of materials to achieve the look we're after. Including: watercolor crayons, regular crayons, regular watercolors....maybe some pencils?
We came up with a sample and one of the student artists even had a chance to begin her piece. We will keep you posted....