Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1st Grade Dali Birds

1st graders learned about the unique artwork of Salvador Dali and how he created art from his dreams! They learned that his art was called surrealistic because it was realistic looking but could never really happen in real life. Our artists created these dream-like birds with super long legs while practicing their skills with blending. They chose warm or cool colored backgrounds and put patterns into the birds!

Monday, November 14, 2011

5th Grade Egyptian Friezes

5th grade artists learned about ancient Egyptian wall art called friezes. They created their own Egyptian friezes using Ancient egyptian rules for body positioning and correct human figure proportions. Then they learned about how the ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics instead of the alphabet. They used hieroglyphics to decorate the sides of their artwork!

4th grade Canopic Jars

4th Graders used form to create these clay Egyptian canopic jars. They learned about the Egyptian mummification process, and ancient Egyptian culture. 

2nd grade King Tuts

2nd grade artists learned about ancient Egyptian life and culture. They created these king Tut portraits with golden oil pastels!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kindergarten Fire Trucks!

Kindergarten artists were "shape detectives" while looking at the shapes in a fire truck. They then used these shapes to create their own fire trucks!

Kindergarten Egyptian Cats

Kindergarten artists learned about how the Egyptians liked cats! They even would put jewelry on them and mummify them. They created their own cats with pyramids in the background!