In the first grade, we talked about one of elements of art-shape. We began with geometric shapes and organic shapes. Students were able to identify the difference between these two groups. Besides the common organic shapes we can find in nature, students also know how to simplify objects to get more organic shapes. They were taught that artists usually start by drawing shapes and then add in details, so they knew how artists use shapes in art. In this project, we’re going to create abstract shape art using any desire shapes.
In grade 2, we’ve been learning about patterns since the new semester started. We focused on three different types of patterns: regular patterns, irregular patterns and radial patterns. Students were able to classify patterns into different groups by observing them to see they are repeated in a predictable way, an unpredictable way or around the center point. After that, students started to learn how to create patterns in these three different types using lines, colors and shapes. They loved this project! The patterns they made were beautiful and lovely. Can’t wait to teach them to make more art with patterns!
We started new projects in all grades for our new semester. Third graders learned about different marine life and created collage work of sea turtles. Some students created collage elephants using the same style. We learned about the American pop artist Jim Dine and created heart paintings in his style.
The 6th graders learned 1 point perspective and the German artist Anselm Kiefer, they created landscape perspective paintings of train tracks in field of flowers. We are looking forward to learning about different artists and making interesting art this semester.
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