Visual Art Update for Monday, Wednesday & Friday April 8, 10 & 12

Preschool: Each student created thumbprint of a bug. They designed the the entire bug with a head, thorax, antenna etc. The design took place inside a jar.

Kindergarten: Each student experimented with watercolor paints creating a wildflower landscape. They learned about foreshortening and complementary colors.

First : Each student communicated their interpretation of nutritional food while developing a collage. This is a STEAM project working collaboratively with Teachers (nutrition/food ).

Second: Students learned about symmetry. They created a “Name Bug” using their name in cursive. They developed equal amounts on each side to show positive and negative sac.

Third: Students finished their collage and started to utilize their chromebooks for digital designs.

Fourth and Fifth: Students were in a group setting. They moved from station to station creating prototypes of a house design. They also worked on the Chromebooks creating a 3-D design using a program called TINKERCAD. This is a UNIT on our PBL project.

Sixth: each student learned different techniques in watercolor painting. They created a landscape while imaging “foreshortening “ of an object whether it was a tree or flower.

HSP: Each student finished their Metamorphosis design.
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”