Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Monday, November 28, 2011

4th & 5th Architecture Drawings

Fourth and Fifth grade architectural drawings are on display at Zilker! They are intricate and amazing to look at in person. Students worked so hard and created wonderful patterns, all with a sharpie pen. Thanks to the blog Deep Space Sparkle where I got the lesson idea!

Monday, November 14, 2011

5th Grade Perspective Drawings

Fifth Graders are working on one-point perspective drawings of art galleries. Students had to use six perspective techniques in their artwork: converging lines, size, overlapping, color, detail, and placement. Here students are using their creativity to design the artwork on the walls and sculptures on the floor. Students are also paying close attention to their color, and using atmospheric perception to try to make the artworks on the side walls appear closer than the artworks on the back wall.

Monday, November 7, 2011

2nd grade artists study Georgia O'Keeffe

Second graders are learning all about Georgia O'Keeffe. We read the book "My Name is Georgia" by Jeanette Winter, and students took notes about Georgia's life. We looked at several of her paintings, concentrating on her flower paintings.

Students then drew a technical drawing of a flower, labeling the separate parts. Students will be drawing expressive flowers in preparation for a flower painting. We will also be studying the intermediate colors and choosing one of them for the larger petals in the final flower painting.