Monday, February 10, 2014

More Valentine Art and MLK Collages

Despite all the delays and school closings, we've still managed to make a lot of art over the past few weeks.  This post is an assortment of all kinds of artwork that has been produced recently in art class.   1st graders created "love bugs" as part of our new imaginary creatures unit.  We learned how to make a symmetrical heart by folding the paper in half before cutting.  

After the love bugs were finished, we started creating "Wild Thing" sculptures based on the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  The sculptures have to dry for a week.  Then they will be fired in the kiln and the students will glaze them.  Stay tuned for the finished results.

Here are some of the Kindergarteners working on their warm colored heart collages:

Some of the students finished early, so we built sculptures with blocks.  This was a great opportunity to work in groups, and the students were so excited!

Third graders made heart collages with a message inspired by Jim Dine's artwork and the candy hearts eaten around Valentine's Day.  (Thanks to the Georgetown Elementary Art Blog for this idea.)  

Kindergarteners made textured cool colored collages of their idea of a snowy, wintery day, as part of our unit on weather.

 And finally, here are some of the Martin Luther King, Jr. collages that students created in Character Education:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine Artwork

Kindergarten students have been learning about warm and cool colors.  Here are some of their Valentine collages that they made using warm colored scraps.