The 2nd grade students made ceramic slab portraits based on the artwork of Paul Klee. I'll post more details later!
After watching videos and viewing images of Nick Cave Soudsuits, the students discussed how the soundsuits might represent diversity. They also made observations about movement, texture, patterning and color. Beginning with pencil drawings, the students invented at least three soundsuits. Next, they traced their drawings with Sharpies and colored in their images. For color themes, one soundsuits could be any colors, one warm colors, and the last cool colors. Using colored pencils, the students created interesting patterns and textures.
Once the 4th graders completed their drawings, they cut out their images and glued them together so they looked as they might be having a dance party.
If you are not familiar with the work of Nick Cave, PLEASE look it up. He is amazing. I posted some videos at http://anniesartroom.weebly.com/1/post/2014/03/sneak-peak-preview.html
The students LOVED this project and the other grade students were jealous because they didn't also get to do it.
Students will watch videos and view images of the Soundsuits by Nick Cave. They will discuss meaning and design 2D images of their own personal Soundsuits.
The learner will be able to decipher meaning from the viewing of contemporary art by Nick Cave.
The learner will be able to implement movement, pattern, color, and texture in a 2d design inspired by the work of Nick Cave.
The learner will recognize warm and cool colors and be able to use them separately.
4.V.1.2 Apply personal choices while creating art.
4.V.1.3 Infer meaning from art.
4.V.2.3 Create abstract art that expresses ideas
4.CR.1.1 Use visual clues to interpret the content of art.
Students will look at images by Hundertwasser and explore characteristics of his work. Using these visual characteristics, students will use oil pastel and watercolor to draw/paint the four seasons by use of colors, shapes, and lines.
2.V.1.1 Use appropriate art vocabulary when discussing media, processes, or images in art.
2.V.1.4 Understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, textures, form, space, and value.
2.V.1.5 Understand characteristics of the Principles of Design, including repetition, movement, emphasis, contrast, balance, and proportion.
2.V.2.1 Understand that artistic problems have multiple solutions.
2.V.2.3 Create art from real and imaginary sources of inspiration.
2.CX.1.3 Understand various movements in art and the artists that represent them.
2.CX.2.2 Understand relationships between art and concepts from other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts.
Day One: Have images by Hundertwasser ready for reference, books available, Prepare prompts for students such as “What season of the year might this represent and why?”, have example pieces poasted, have paper ready and cut to size, oil pastels available
Day two: Hundertwasser images on display, examples on display, oil pastels ready
Day three: reference images on display, oil pastels and watercolors ready
Day four: reference images on display, oil pastels and watercolors ready
Weather, characteristics of seasons, math patterning
A Hundertwasser original:
The Kindergarten students learned about warm and cool colors by painting a sort of checkerboard pattern using the different color themes. They did a great job of following directions and had a fun time doing so. After doing their paintings, at the next class, they learned about bilateral symmetry. To cut out symmetrical shapes, the students folded their papers in half, traced a half of a template, lined up with the middle fold, and while the paper was still folded, cut out their design. I mentioned positive and negative space as they worked. After they cut out their shapes, they glued their background piece on the top of black paper and their cut out shape below. The results are quite striking. Although this was quite the formulated project, I felt as though it was the perfect difficult level for the Kindergartners and they rocked it!