We were able to practice the art form of printmaking by stamping apples and other round objects with paint in the primary colors.
Students learned about Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese method printing fish, in art class. They created a monotype print of some fish and learned the purpose in history for this nature print. Fisherman were able to record size, shape and texture of the fish which became a popular style of nature printing. We talked about the significance of cherry blossoms in the Japanese culture and decorated our prints with our own paper cherry blossoms.
In 3rd grade we learn about George Rodrigue and his paintings of Blue Dog. We read a story about why blue dog is blue and find out that blue dog is blue like the sky. George Rodrigue draws his creativity from things around him. And just like the sky is everywhere, so is his imagination! Students were able to choose their favorite color for blue dog and then use it's complimentary color for the background. We finished it off with some patterns!
First grade used different brush stokes to create this winter landscape. The painted the moose and trees seperately which gave them an opportunity to practice their cutting skills. Lesson was found on Deep Space Sparkle.
Since our building goal has to do with math this year, I founds a great lesson that connects to 4th grade's math standards. We began by using a graphic organizer to pretest the students knowledge on the terms point, line, endpoint,line segment, acute obtuse and right angles. With a ruler students then created their geometric star and designed patterns into the space. When they were finished they showed me they could find all the terms by tracing them onto another sheet of paper.
I forgot to take more photos of this project. We read a book about Hokusai and talked about how lines can creat movement depending on how we draw them. Deep Space Sparkle gave me the lesson idea. It is also part of the culture we are focusing on this year as an art department.