Warm/Cool Fish

Last year the sixth graders explored color theory with the cool/warm parrots. This year we tried something new. Students created cool paper with various watercolor techniques. I believe the sedan wrap on wet paper was their favorite. They also created paper with warm colors. When the papers dried, they tore up the cool paper toContinue reading “Warm/Cool Fish”

O’Keefe Inspired Watercolors

EQ: Where do artists gather inspiration I’m not going to lie. Watercolors are deceptively difficult. Over the years I’ve learned I really need to teach watercolors as a whole unit. We begin with the very basics. How to get the colors ready, how to use the palette, how to use the brush, not holding theContinue reading “O’Keefe Inspired Watercolors”

Pencil Surrealist Drawing

EQ: What makes Surrealism so Surreal? TSWAT identify a piece of surreal art.TSWBAT analyze, evaluate, and interpret a Surrealist Art Piece.TSWBAT modify, tranform, scale, and distort a pencil to fit the contour of a selected image. Scale: Changing an object’s scale, or relative size. Levitation:Floating objects that don’t normally float Juxtaposition:Joining two images together in impossible combinationsContinue reading “Pencil Surrealist Drawing”

Art and Crafts Movement Collaborative Art Analysis and Powerpoint.

Students will work together to describe, analyze, evaluate, and judge a piece of art from the Arts and Craft period. We have previously gone over the movement and talked about the key identifying features. Each student is given a copy of a Google Slide using Google Classroom.They will be given a piece of art toContinue reading “Art and Crafts Movement Collaborative Art Analysis and Powerpoint.”

6th Grade Optical Art

LearningTargets:The student will: – Identify and create artwork based on the elements of art and on the principles of art. – Demonstrate through their artwork how to use the elements of art to show movement and express feelings. – Recognize, compare and use different media to create their artwork. – Develop a respect and appreciation for the artwork of artists, including classmates’ art. – RecognizeContinue reading “6th Grade Optical Art”