Visual Art Update for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday February
Preschool: In collaboration with preschool letter if the week “L”. Each student listened to the story of Leo the lizard “Color of His Own”. Afterwards, they learned about color identification and how an animal changes his colors to escape predators.
Kindergarten: Each student learned about positive and negative space. They practiced their cutting skills while creating a heart collage.
Agape “God is Love”
First: Each student created a seahorse collage. They developed skills while selecting art elements and principles to explore ideas, feelings and relationships.
Second: Students are just beginning a UNIT on “Under the Ocean Sea Animals”. We discussed the ecosystem and the coral reef in the ocean. They picked five different ocean animals to draw and one piece of coral reef. Next week they will begin to paint.
Art Elements: Color, Line, Shape, Texture, Space
Third: Students are just beginning a UNIT on “Under the Ocean Sea Animals”. We discussed the ecosystem and the coral reef in the ocean. They picked five different ocean animals to draw and one piece of coral reef. Next week they will begin to paint.
Fourth: Mrs. Thompson’s class worked on interior design. They learned about one point perspective. Mrs. Parent’s class started painting an underwater seascape. They learned about the ecosystem.
Fifth and Sixth: Each student created a painting of the cherry blossom tree.
JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM PAINTING
In much of Japan, the flowering cherry trees (which the Japanese call sakura) come into full bloom around the beginning of April. April is the month when the new school year starts for Japanese children; it’s also the month when companies start their new business years and when many new graduates start to work. So the cherry blossoms make people think of new beginnings. When they are in bloom, people make special visits to parks and other spots with many cherry trees; often they have picnics under the branches with family and friends.
Seventh: Each student observed the artwork of asian scroll paintings. Afterwards, they designed their own chinese scroll painting.
Eighth: Students learned about the artist Hokusai. They observed his artwork titled “The Great Wave”. They started creating their own interpretation of the Great Wave with watercolor paints.