Beginning

Student #1

HOW DO WE LOOK AT ART? WHAT IS ART?IMG_1261Students chose a photograph from National Geographics magazine that really caught their attention. Students studied the imagery, colors and composition. Students wrote everything that they could identify.IMG_1253Students learned that art could be used to educate us about different places in the world. They can show us the beauty and the harshness of real life. This can be done through photographs, drawings, paintings, illustrations, computer graphics, etc.IMG_1257

Student #2

SYMBOLS

IMG_1637_2Studied learned about symbols, how they are used as a form of communication and how we are completely surrounded by them.  Students took page from the story of “Stripes” (that they read in their classroom with Mrs. Burt)  identified and drew a  symbol to represent that part of the story. IMG_2562In the above drawing a student was able to clearly identify the symbolic imagery and meaning in the story.

In the drawing below a student successfully identifies and creates symbols to show the characters experience in a Doctor’s office.IMG_2566 IMG_2567 Drawings and notes from 4th grade student journals.

Student #3

COLOR!

4th grade learned about Primary Colors and learned how to mix Secondary Colors. They also learned about Contrasting Colors, Warm vs. Cool Colors. Students were asked to create their OWN colors.  IMG_2557IMG_2570 Color pallets from student journals.  The students mixed their own colors!

Middle

Student #1

Students studied the colors of the images from their National Geographic’s page and recreated the colors they saw.We reminded the students that the colors they saw were not just the colors that come straight from the paint bottle. We asked them to take what they learned from their mixing-colors lesson when attempting to re-create the colors from their images.IMG_1671IMG_1672Students hard at work to create just the right colors for their pallet of paints to work with.IMG_2563

Student #2

MY EMOTIONAL SELFIMG_2565Students were given a couple of exercise in using color as a symbol for emotions. One such exercise was given right after the I-SATS. We asked students to come up with three colors that represented how they felt about the test prior, during and after the test.IMG_2572Journal entries and pictures.  Students worked on their journals during class as well.IMG_1159Aniya is reading to the class her paper on how her colors coordinate to different emotions.

Student #3

MY EMOTIONAL SELF-PORTRAIT

Students began to create a self portrait based off emotions. IMG_1970IMG_1971 IMG_1976The students begin to work on their silouettes. The students helped their peers by tracing for them as well as working individually on cutting and outlining their work.

End

Student #1

Students re-traced and cut out their silhouettes onto cellophane.IMG_2591IMG_2600

Student #2

PAINTING MY EMOTIONAL SELF!

Students painted their cellophanes based from emotions they felt were representative of themselves. Some students added drawings to their self portraits that were symbolic of their personalities.IMG_2593IMG_2598

Student-“I like architecture. I like buildings. They are place where people live, work, and play in. They protect us”

Student #3

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Year Three
2013-2014

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