Monday, September 30, 2013

Magic Trees!

The second grade painted these BEAUTIFUL autumn trees at their last art class! But there was a trick to it.

They were only given the three primary colors to create these pieces.
When you mix those colors MAGIC happens! 
 Check out the process!!!

 Can you believe it? 2nd grade!!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sign Language Trees! Chuck Baird

The 1st grade's artist of the week is
Chuck Baird!

Chuck Baird was a 
Deaf American Artist!

Baird would use ASL (American Sign Language) in his painting. For example, here is a painting he created of two hands making the sign for "America".

The first graders learned how to sign the word "TREE".

Then the same way that Chuck Baird incorporated Sign Language in his Art, we used the sign for "TREE" in ours!

Here is what they did!

   First students traced their hands on brown paper.

Then cut them out and pasted them to the paper.

 Then they began to render the trees and cut fringe into green paper for the grass.

Chuck Baird inspired ART!!! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3rd Grade Foliage!!!

 Check out how the 3rd graders did on their Autumn lesson!

After Mr. Kreutinger's presentation on Autumn and the vocabulary word of the day (Foliage), each student created a Fall drawing of a tree only using brown and black colored crayons and pastels.

Lastly, the student added foliage (a cluster of plant leaves) to their art by tearing small pieces of tissue paper and gluing it to the rendered trees. 

 Check out these AWESOME trees!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kindergarten Apple Baskets

 Today the Kindergarten classes created wonderful pieces of art, while learning about TEXTURE and VALUE.

First the students created the basket by drawing the outline on brown construction paper then cutting it out.

Then the  basket were glued to the background.
And the apples too!

 Mr. Kreutinger brought in a basket and real apple so the students could feel the textures they were making in their art!