Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fourth Grade Printmaking Project

This year the fourth grade classes made some collographic prints with Ms. Rowland, our student teacher. 

The students used tag board to build an image on their stiff printing board.  Some students layered the tag board, others did not.  On printing day, four palettes were set up in the room; a 2 color warm/tint color combo, a 2 color cool/tint combo, a 2 color warm/shade combo, and a 2 color cool/shade combo.  Students painted the colors of their choice onto the board, then laid a blank paper on top, rubbed gently, and peeled it back off.  Students were encouraged to make up to four prints using various different color palettes.  We recommended a black print paper for the tint combos and a white print paper for the shade combos.  The students then 'editioned' their prints (numbered them in the order they were created, signed them, and gave them a title) and framed the one they felt was the most successful print.

It was a very fun project, and as you can see, created some beautiful results!

2011 Third Grade Color Harmony Examples

Here are some third grade student examples of the four color harmonies we studied this year.

The students cut out a view finder into the center of a 6" x 9" piece of newsprint.  Then, each student found a magazine image that was interesting to them.  Rather than drawing the entire picture, however, the students used their view finders to 'zoom in' on one especially interesting portion of the picture and drew only that.  Once the initial drawing was complete, the students then traced it three times so that they had four copies of the same drawing.

Next, the students wrote each of the four color harmonies we learned onto the back of one of the pictures... analogous, complementary, triadic, and monochromatic.  Then they chose the colors they would use to represent each of the harmonies.

Using their planned colors, the students watercolor painted each of the four pictures, then finally glued them all together onto a backing paper... sort of Andy Warhol style!

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Google Art Project

Here is a great new art resource!!!  The Art Project, powered by Google, is a single source for touring 17 of the world's museums!  You can tour galleries and take close up looks at individual artworks. 

Click HERE and check it out!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Prize Drawing Winners

Thank you to all the students and parents who came to the art room during parent/teacher conferences!  We had 113 student names in the prize drawing.  Congratulations to the following winners!

Paper Airplane Origami Book - Braxton B. in Mrs. Fulwider's class
Disney Tin; Pencil and Paper Set - Isa C. in Sra. McDowell's class
Stuffed Animal - Avery A. in Sra. Luiz's class

Kandinsky: Inspired by Music ... Student Examples