Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Picasso to Warhol Exhibit

Fourteen Modern Masters

Where:  The High Museum (downtown)
When: October 15, 2011-April 29, 2011

It's free the first Saturday of every month for Fulton County residence.  They always have awesome things going on.  You should go check it out! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Garden Collages Inspired by: Lois Ehlert

We read the book "Planting a Rainbow" by Lois Ehlert. We started out by learning different kinds of lines. I created an action for each kind of line, and we played Simon Says to help rememebr the different kinds of lines. Then, the students use the different kinds of lines to draw stems using oil pastels. Next, we studied different shapes that can be used to make flowers. They cut shapes out of different colored construction paper to make their flowers and glued them onto the background. Finally, they cut out leaves and added them to the collage. What colorful sight!

Collages inspired by: Pablo Picasso

My third grade students studied Pablo Picasso.  We looked at Picasso's collages and cubist paintings.  We combined collage and cubsim.  We also studied his "Night Fishing in at Antibes" painting.  You can find this painting at the High Museum downtown as we speak.  I saw it and it is amazing!  They had to create an abstract background with neutral colors and a cubist self-portait.  They also had to show themselves participating in an activity they enjoy doing outside of school.  Move over Picasso!

Tree of Life Painting Inpsired by: Gustav Klimt

My first grade students studied the artist Gustav Klimt.  Gustav Klimt is known as the Master of Shapes and Patterns.  You might know his most famous artwork "The Hug."  They learned about outline, positive and negative space, shapes and patterns.  They painted their own "Tree of Life" with gold paint using a paintbrush and Q-tip.  Then, they went back and added circular patterns on the tree with oil pastels.  Wow!  They look great! 

Post by: Estelle Murphy in Ms. Martin's 1st grade Class (Findley Oaks ES)

I like my artwork and it is pretty. I made a tree and my art teacher helped me.