4th grade Music Collages

4th grade also learned about Romare Bearden and they had a spin on their Black History Month collagraphs, and made music related Collages! They were allowed to use any music related idea! They definitely used their knowledge from the prior project and turned it up a notch!  Advertisements

Jazz Collographs

Black History Month is upon us! We learned about the history of Jazz music! Starting in New Orleans by African-American musicians, the kids listen to New Orleans style jazz and identified the instuments they heard. After compiling a list of instruments they were given a bunch of cardboard, and got busy cutting and  gluing! This … Continue reading

Picasso’s Flowers for Peace

March was Youth Art Month, and each week we covered a new artist; Picasso, Warhol and Van Gogh.  Each class is working on a project based upon one of those artists. Kindergarten is learning about Picasso’s Bouquet for Peace, here are our masterpieces!   They were all given different shades of green paper, which we … Continue reading

It’s Fall Y’all!

All grade levels are working on fall themed art. Kinder learned about artist Mark Rothko, and emotion in colors. 1st grade learned about warm and cool colors, and collage. Second grade reinforced their knowledge of perspective, and reviewed warm and cool colors.   3rd grade practiced with compasses again to make fall themed mandalas.    … Continue reading

Kindergarten Painted Shape Mice

Introducing color mixing to 5 year olds is always a fun yet challenging process. Proper brush technique: Mr. Paintbrush is the super hero of the art room, he sweeps away Mr. Blob! Use him like a broom. Hold it like a pencil. Mr. Paintbrush doesn’t like his hair messed up. No Sally, we don’t paint … Continue reading

Summer Enrichment: Art Around the World

My district offers courses for the students to take that range from Physical Education to Cooking based on literature to Techno-Wars to Chess! Of course, I teach art! Last year, I taught a painting color theory class, this year we did Art Around the World!  We learned about different countries and the traditional art or … Continue reading

Romare Bearden Collages

  Romare Bearden has always been an artist  near and dear to my heart, because of my undergraduate work on the Harlem Renaissance, and having the pleasure to work at the gallery he and several  artists of that era founded in New York City. I was super excited to introduce my art club to one … Continue reading