Visual Art Update for Monday, Wednesday & Friday April 1, 3, & 5
Preschool: each student designed a daisy using q-tips and pipe cleaners. They practiced fine motor skills.
Kindergarten: Each student created a color wheel umbrella. They developed a basic understanding of how color is perceived by the eye. They discovered how combinations of primary colors create secondary colors.
First : Students experimented with watercolors. They designed a wildflower scene using a good composition and foreshortening.
Second: Students learned the technique of collage. They developed lines of common objects and practiced contour drawing.
Third: Students learned about surrealism in art. They created a collage that resembled this era.
Fourth: Students learned the difference between “bird’s eye view” verse “ants eye view. They created a vanishing point that lead to buildings from a bird’s eye view.
Fifth: Each student finished their artwork on designing a home.They learned the difference between perspective (one- and-two-point), horizon line, foreground, middle ground, background, and a vanishing point.
HSP: Students are in the process of learning about “Metamorphosis in Escher’s Art”.
What is Tessellations in art? Tessellations are mosaic patterns where the pieces fit
together like a visual jigsaw puzzle. There is no background and foreground and the
outline of one figure becomes the boundary of another. They are mostly seen in quilts,
fabrics and wallpaper. Escher was one of the first to put a recognizable image into
tessellations. According to M. C. Escher, a tessellation is “a regular division of the plane”