2nd graders have been learning the difference between realistic and abstract artwork. This week they finished making abstract trees inspired by Gustav Klimt. I love all the swirling lines and embellishments that they added. They were extremely excited to use gold paint and glitter for this project.
Monday, September 16, 2013
The first graders have been working on a multi-media self-portrait piece. They drew themselves and then we looked at the artwork of Henri Matisse. The students painted patterned backgrounds and drew vases of flowers to glue on top, which were all inspired by the patterned paintings of Matisse. Then they glued the painting to an "easel" made of popsicle sticks and decorated the background. Here are the results:
This month in character education, we've been talking about how we can make our school a better place. We read the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. Students wrote down examples of things they could do to make Three Creeks a great place to come everyday. We also decorated fish inspired by the book. We now have some beautiful displays of this work around the school.
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