Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wolf Kahn

My second graders studied spacial concepts in the art room this week. Learning how to create depth is often a big leap for them. We used methods that included overlapping, size, placement, foreground, middle ground, background, and horizon line. I chose Wolf Kahn for this art lesson because I love his work so much and felt like his vibrant use of colors and repetition would really excite my students as well. We had fun! Here are some of our BEAUTIFUL landscapes!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sneak Peak

Here is a little sneak peak of what is coming up in the art room over the next couple of weeks. Printmaking with 3rd, 4th, and 5th! Third grade is going to make Jasper Johns inspired collagraph prints. Fourth grade is making Day of the Dead inspired Styrofoam prints. I love printmaking with my elementary students because they love it as much as I do! Stay tuned for some student artwork!

Popcorn Clouds

There is something that just makes me happy about big giant popcorn clouds. Fall is here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray, was a New York painter who reshaped Modernist abstraction into a high-spirited, cartoon-based, language of form. Her subjects often included domestic life, relationships and the nature of painting itself. My 2nd graders were very inspired by this lesson and my student teacher did an excellent job of teaching it! Here are some of our comic inspired animals.

If you would like to learn more about artist Elizabeth Murray check our some of these great resources at PBS.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Modern Mona

I have been running across a lot of Mona Lisa parodies on Pinterest lately. I cannot help myself from giggling every time I run across a new one. Here are some of my favorites! I am going to use them this year when I teach the Modern Mona Lisa lesson. Have you seen that lesson? It's a fun one!