Friday, June 16, 2017

K-1 art classes painted their own jungle pictures after looking at the work of artist Henri Rousseau. Rousseau was a naive artist, who trained himself. Although he never left France, all of his paintings were of exotic, far off places. He got his inspiration from books, museum and conservatory visits, and his own imagination.

They were encouraged to show overlapping in the picture to make the jungle appear deep and full. We brainstormed a list of things that you might see in a jungle, including monkeys, tigers, snakes, fruits, flowers, vines, and lots of different kinds of leaves.

Mrs. Brown's sample painting of a Rousseau style jungle

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

3-D Projects from Grade 3:
Dinosaur paper mache sculptures and Clay Vases from Ancient Greece!

Grade 4 Triaramas: Create a room of your own using 3-D folding techniques with colored paper.
These were so charming!

After Picasso's work, Three Musicians: Grade 4 collages 3 person bands of their own design!

Grade 2 Self Portraits!

Second graders looked at the colorful cut-out collage work of artist Henri Matisse, along with some of his line drawn portraits. They combined the two kinds of work by drawing their own portrait over a freeform collage. After that was done, they transferred the drawing, using a rubbing technique and painted it on a new sheet of paper using only one set of complementary colors.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Grade K-1 students flipped through some Ranger Rick magazines to select an animal to draw. Their instructions were to use their eyes and search for familiar shapes in the animals. Then they needed to use their eyes to follow the outline of the animal, seeing how all the shapes were connected. The studied how their animal was covered with some kind of pattern or texture, but then made up their own colorful art pattern to decorate the animal in its "party suit." We outlined the marker drawing with oil pastel, then finished the picture with cake tempera paints. Some exciting results!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Here are some of the works from CASS that hung in this year's student show at Waterfall ARTS!