Yesterday the 4th graders were treated to a visit by my Kenyan friend, Maggy. The students have been learning about and creating Kenyan inspired art. Maggy came to teach the students some things about her culture. She talked about the food, transportation, housing and the schools. Students were able to sample chapati, a popular food in Kenya.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
2nd graders have been learning about Georgia O'Keefe and how she lived in the desert of New Mexico. We looked at one of her paintings of a cactus as well as other cacti images. Then students created their own clay cacti. We added pebbles to the containers and used toothpicks to make spikes on the cacti. (Inspiration for this project came from www.room9art.blogspot.com)
5th graders have been learning about Picasso and the color wheel. They made cubist inspired still life drawings and painted their collages with complementary color schemes.
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Friday, November 15, 2013
4th graders just finished making automobile sculptures using old containers, bottlecaps, and paper. We looked at pictures of kids in Kenya who make most of their toys out of found objects.
1st graders have been creating art with shapes and lines. We looked at the work of artist, Miro, to create these collages.
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