Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mrs. Andrew's and I had our 4th grade students at Findley Oaks Elementary create an installation for International Fine Arts Night this year. The students recreated John's Creek by sculpting different buildings and houses out of clay. Parent volunteers helped to bring it all together by making the roads, trees, and street signs. It looks amazing!

My third grade students at Shakerag Elementary had to create a radial weaving and design a border using Complimentary colors. Wow! They look great!

My fifth grade artists had to create a piece of artwork inspired by the song “The Beauty of Grey” by Live. They had creative freedom to choose their genre and medium based on what inspired them in the song. They had to listen to the song and decide how they wanted to represent the song’s meaning. Everything in their artwork is in neutral colors (black, white, and/or grey) except the emphasis. The students were asked to self-evaluate to develop habits of excellence. They were asked to “read” the meaning of their artwork, and they discussed how personal experiences influence art production and preferences for art. They did an AMAZING job!