Thursday, June 6, 2013

5th Grade Cakes

The 5th Grade students studied the Pop Art Movement through a PowerPoint.  We focused on the artist Wayne Thiebaud and learned about him through a video.  Wayne Theibaud was an American Pop Artist who loved to paint sweets and deserts.  Students were able to see Thiebaud apply his paint so thick that it even looked like real frosting!   Theibaud was turned down by several art galleries before he ended up getting his first art show, which was an instant success.  The 5th grade students were able to design their own cake keeping in mind how many layers and flavors they each would like for their cake.  Students reviewed VALUE and learned how to create tints and shades using chalk pastels.  Students also learned that colors that are next to each other on the color wheel are the best colors to blend together.  Students were able to add a variety of details to their cake.  Finally students designed a background trying to use colors that were not in their cake to create contrast to make their cake stand out.