Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Bunnies!

Second graders created these adorable bunnies after reading a bunny book. We discussed patterns (they had to paint the colors in the background in a pattern) and we talked about tint. Each table in the art room had a different color, and students had to mix white with it to see what happened. I found the idea for this on pinterest here:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Calder Wire Fish

Fifth grade artists studied famous American Sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976). We found he worked in mixed media but his favorite media was metal and wire. During his lifetime, Calder created many circus figures in action and animals because he loved the circus growing up and showed this though his playful wire sculptures. His mobiles and stabiles are now seen worldwide! All fifth grade artists created their own wire fish sculpture based on Calder’s piece titled “Finny Fish”. They looked great hanging in the hallway! I wish I would have snapped a picture!