This week 1st graders have been doing artist study Paul Klee. They learned about this artist to know his lifetime and stories. A series of Paul Klee works of art are created out of many different geometric shapes and various color. Kids are going to make their own works inspired by Klee’s abstract art.
2nd graders are studying French artist Henri Matisse. They are able to identify his art style - Fauvism - by observing the use of color and the brush works. Also we focused on the technique he created, which is called “painting with scissors.” Next week we’ll recreate his paper cut out collage.
Last week was all about texture. Grade 3 learned how artists can create textures using lines, shapes, and colors, how to describe textures and the differences between real and visual textures. They looked at the works of Nick Gustafson and took inspiration from his work to create their own visual texture pieces.
Grade 4 recalled the ways in which textures could be described and were introduced to some new terms. For their art project grade 4 was working with real texture. They were asked to create a texture board using pieces of construction paper bent, folded, or scrunched in various ways.
Grade 5 was introduced to a new style of art: OP art. They looked at and analyzed artwork created by Bridget Riley. Next week they will be taking inspiration from Riley's works to create an OP art box.
Grade 6 was working on their artist studies. They have gathered all the required information and are now starting to create their pieces of art inspired by the artist they have chosen.
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