Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hearts! We love February! These were made by Grade 1 artists. They formed pinch bowls out of earth clay, poked in patterns with a toothpick. Once they were fired, we colored them with crayon and liquid watercolors. 

Me in My Snow Clothes
by Grade 1. These were drawn in waterproof black marker, after a lesson in drawing the human body, all bundled up in snow gear. They painted them with tempera paint, with a focus on using small amounts of paint at a time and blending their own colors. 


Arts from Antiquity! 3rd graders studied artifacts from Ancient Egypt, then imagined themselves as a member of Egyptian society, 4000 - 5000 years ago. They colored the drawings with crayon, crackled the picture by scrunching it into a ball, then dipped it into a bath of black watercolor to make it look aged. They touched it up with a bit of precious gold paint for luster.

Outdoor Winter fun: Grade 2 made torn paper collages. They studied how to show the parts of the human figure in action using simple rectangles for the torso, arms, and legs. They were asked to include at least 3 people playing in the snow.

Student work created for our Square 1 art school fundraiser: