Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Owls - 4th

Scarecrows - 2nd

Klimt Trees - 3rd

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kandinsky Trees-1st Grade

The 1st Grade students studied Wassily Kandinsky and abstract art. They each were able to make a cicle for the large collaboration tree and then they each created their own little tree!

Day of the Dead Masks-5th Grade

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Symmetry Skulls-4th Grade

Spiders-2nd Grade

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dancing Skeletons-3rd Grade

El Dia de los Muertos is a tradition that is celebrated in Mexico for over 500 years. It is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This is a time to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away. It is not supposed to be sad or scary; it’s a time to celebrate life itself. In Mexico on these two days people create altars that are filled with food, photographs, candles, skulls, flowers, etc. to remember all the great memories from those who have passed away. Some Mexicans decorate and set up altars at the grave sites as well. The calavera, or skeleton is an important symbol during Dia del los Muertos. On these two special days there are many types of toys, food, masks and miniatures made to look like skulls or skeletons. The 3rd grade students studied the proportions of the body and how the body moves. Students were able to create 3 different skeletons in different dancing positions. They had to remember to fill their space and not leave much negative space. Students were able to add many details to their skeletons to create a movement. Finally students used various lines, shapes and colors to fill their backgrounds to create unity throughout their artwork.