We started out with Fauvism, and this project brought us up close and personal with Expressionism...
The fabulous fourth graders studied lots of different examples of expressionistic artwork,
but looked a little closer at Edvard Munch's "The Scream".
We created our own Expressionism Paintings by first drawing the main outlines
of the bridge, water, and sky on our paper. The paper started with a hole in the bottom right for the students face to fit in, so we had to talk about overlapping, and how the body and head should look like it was in front of the bridge and water.
Some classes had time to glue yarn down over their lines to add some texture to their final paintings!
The fourth graders were supposed to have an emotion that they wanted to portray in mind before they started drawing, so that their lines and colors were expressive of that feeling.
Aren't these amazing?!
Can you guess the emotions?