Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Printmaking for All!

The K, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes have been doing some fun and exciting printmaking projects. 

The second and third graders have been looking at the artwork of Georgia O'Keefe. The students observed that she paints a lot of flowers and that her artwork is MAGNIFIED. In her style, the children drew a close up of a flower and then an EVEN closer magnified version. 
Then, students transferred this pencil sketch onto a piece of foam to create a stamp. The printmaking technique we have been using uses markers to ink the stamp and then print on damp paper. 
Kindergarteners have been learning about the Four Seasons and thinking about how they change the appearance of a tree. Students created a "basic" tree stamp using foam, then during the printing process, we have made changes to turn each tree into a separate season. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fourth Grade Shoe Project!

Our fourth grade shoe project is up and running. Students have worked hard to create a design for their shoes keeping in mind that these shoes are meant to be pieces of artwork themselves. Each child then has begun to implement his or her design on two pairs of white canvas shoes. One pair of shoes are for the students to keep and proudly wear. The second pair of shoes will be on their way to Zimbabwe at the end of June!

HOWEVER, A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a video update on how our 4th grade shoe project is going...