Student #1Students began with color/emotion exercises in order to get them thinking about using color as a representation for emotions. ▪ students were given a word that described an emotion, such as: Anger/Jealousy/Guilt. ▪ students investigated the word’s meaning then used it in a sentence. ▪ students associated a color to the sentence. ▪ students wrote their sentences onto strips of colored construction paper associated with their color.
- student's then created a simple collage that was later displayed in the hall bulletin board to let the New Sullivan student body aware of what Ms. Burt's 4th grade class was up too.
Student #2How can we turn a simple sketch into a work of art? Students were asked to make a sketch of something they would like to be when they grow up or something that they enjoyed. Students were then asked to investigate and identify geometric shapes that could possibly make-up their sketch.Students then created a simple collage using geometric shapes out of construction color paper of their initial sketch. Some students expressed that they wanted to be:
- a computer game developer
- a body builder
- one young lady created a collage of "food" because that is what she enjoyed!
Our First Professional Artist Critique!
Students were asked to write an artist statement that described their artwork and creative process. Students were also asked to include artist techniques such as: warm vs. cool colors, contrasting colors, geometric vs. organic shapes, etc. Students had a critique. They shared their artwork/writings with their fellow classmates. Students gave each other positive feedback as well as constructive criticism!