It has been SUCH a busy time in the art room! We have been working hard to grow and learn in the art room in SO many different ways! While I know you see our final products on Artsonia, it is important to hear about the process as well….here are some questions to ask your child specifically so that they can explain to you what is happening and the growth, resiliency and knowledge gained while making this art:
What are the brushstrokes called in art class? (Hints, and answers 🙂 : 1. Cinderella does this (sweeping), 2. This one is loud like a dinosaur or elephant (stomp) and 3. Like a ninja ballerina in the night (tiptoe)
What does abstract mean? What does landscape mean? What are the warm colors? What are the cool colors? What is the word that explains where the ground meets the sky? What does bold mean? What is a neutral color?
What does it mean to render? What does it mean to “underpaint?” What happens when you blend? What is the silly way to explain shading with colored pencils (we equate it to: outdoor voice, indoor voice, table talk, whisper and then silently weaving into another color….a way to explain how to create gradation!)
Note: your children will soon learn that these images will be deeply connected to the Integrating the Arts work that the second grade team and I have proudly created with the social studies unit through our Newton Schools Foundation grant we received in our vision work around Arts Integration- these photos we worked with are landforms! Stay tuned to learn more!
Who is Faith Ringgold? What is a contemporary artist? What do you know about her life? How did her life guide her work? What is a “dreamscape?” What is a textile? How will you create a quilt and a painting together? What did you choose for your dreamscape and why?
Who is Ted Harrison? What is an abstract landscape? What color combinations did you consider while working on this project? (contrasting, warm, cool, neutral, neighbor colors) What is the process to create your art? How did you create texture? What is a foreground? What color did you choose for the sky and why?
What is a silhouette? What techniques will you use to create the sky? What unusual materials are options? What colors will you use for your sky and why? Why did you choose your silhouette? Is it large or small, or medium? Why?
If you don’t want to wait to see all these fun photos (and more), then you are the perfect person to follow our classroom on Instagram!
Also….would you like to donate anything to the art room to keep it running smoothly? Your donations mean the world to us and certainly help us meet our goals of having a clean, multimedia and stocked classroom, so thank you!!! See here for our donation wishlist:
Thank you for your constant support and your amazing and thriving artists!!!!!