5th grade artists are learning all about Mexican Folk Art and have drawn an animal surrounded by rain forest with a pattern border. Right now students are adding vivid colors to their drawings. The paper is brown to mimic the bark paper that Mexican folk artists use in their own paintings.
Fourth grade artists are studying the artwork of Beverly Buchanan, and looking closely at her sculptures. Students are creating their own house sculptures out of cardboard. Texture and variety of shapes and details are part of the criteria for this project. This is a favorite project of many students, and my fourth graders are finally working on their own this year after seeing past students house sculptures!
Third grade artists are studying the very beginning of human-created art....Prehistoric Cave art! We looked carefully at 20,000 year old images painted in the Lascaux Cave in France, and then practiced drawing some of the same animals: bison, ibex, jaguars, cows, horses and bears. Students will pick their best idea to use in their final art piece!