Visual Art Update for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday February 2nd, 6th, & 8th
Preschool: The Students identified colors using colored lizards. We discussed primary colors. We also discussed how the lizard changes colors to disguise his whereabouts.
Kindergarten: Each student learned about the artist Wassily Kandinsky. We discussed concentric circles and how color can bring out a focal point. Afterwards, they designed their own birds made out of concentric circles.
First: Students learned about the source and origin of chocolate. They created a cup of hot chocolate using the “relief” method in art.
Second: Each student was able to illustrate the difference between positive and negative space while designing a snowflake.
Third: Students started to develop ideas for the ‘Google Doodle” art contest. The theme this year is “What inspires you?”
Fourth: Students experimented with clay and designed a structure that would hold liquid/and or substance.
Fifth: Students in Mrs. Thompson’s class examined the use of the elements of art, including line, shape, form, texture, and color, in a drawing. They will also study the elements of architecture and learned to identify architectural elements in detail and their relationship to the surrounding landscape. Mrs. Parente’s class experimented with red clay. They created a coil vessel. They learned the different techniques of using clay.
Sixth and Seventh: Each student finished their paper relief project.
Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief from the Latin verb relevo, to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane.
Eighth: Each student designed a clay vessel. They learned the process of “stages of clay”. Plastic–workable stage; molding stage; can recycle; can join to other pieces. 3. Leather-hard–stiff and will hold its shape; join to other pieces; carve into; recycle. 4. Greenware–bone dry; can be carved into; very fragile; can recycle.