Class Photo Blog
Scroll below to see special grade level units and projects that artists at Hiawatha are creating and displaying!
Grade 3 artists used 3-D style glasses to view famous works of art and see which colors change, which colors recede into the background, and which colors pop out/come forward. Then they got to use palletes of acrylic paints containing the three primary colors along with black and white, to paint their own masterpieces! As they painted with these glasses on and got to see the changes, they also began to experience the magic of mixing tints, tones and shades! It was super fun!
Grade 1 artists made snowpeople in "worms-eye-view" and painted the backgrounds with either a warm or cool color scheme.
Students have been studying color theory in art class for several weeks now. The photo below depicts a coloring created by a Hiawatha kindergarten student. The work was created on his own time outside of class, and he was so exctied to share that he used primary and secondary color schemes! I am always so happy and proud to see their knowledge being used outside of the classroom. Check out other works of art inspired by color theory around the school, and below in our photo gallery!
EL Arts Integration
To prepare for our International Potluck in January, EL students worked with Miss G. and Ms. Pinto to create decorations.
A kite called a koinobori is made to celebrate the holiday Children’s Day. The real Children’s Day is celebrated in Japan on the 5th day of May. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.
Also called East Asian dragons, Dragons are symbols of power, strength and good luck in Chinese culture. Excellent and outstanding people are compared to a dragon.
Drawing With An Artist's Eye
Students learn what it means to "draw with an artist's eye" as they practice blind contour drawings of various objects. A blind drawing means that the artist does not look at their paper while drawing. They made and used view finders or "detail detectors", to focus on the line, shape and detail of the subject. We acknowledge that this excercise can be fun and silly, so we discussed how we can work kindly and appropriatly during the activity. As students practice these types of observations and drawings, they begin to line up the movement of their drawing tool/hand with the contour of the subject they are looking at. Students learn to record what they actually see, rather than what they think the object would look like. Students are often amazed at how realistic their "blind" drawings are!
Introduction to Line and Shape!
Art students will begin the school year with an introduction to the elements and priniples of art and design! Artists will experiment with line and shape and discover that non-objective line and shape, can be and is often used to express emotion.
Students use mirrors and learn proportion tips and tricks to draw their own unique beautiful faces. Students learn to draw with thier "artist eye", slowly moving the pencil as they notice each unique curve and facial feature.
Students use shapes to draw the human form. Each student also gets a change to pose as a live model, as the class sketches in porportion.
BUDDY BENCH DESIGNS
Each student in grades K-3 create their ideal design for our Buddy Bench.
Cultural Dinner/Arts Integration
ELL students create beautiful works of art and decor for our cultural dinner. The mosaic station was a success too!
Class Photo Gallery
The additional slideshow style photo gallery below, contains a varitey of photos of artists and work from all art classes!