Tuesday, September 22, 2015

art at the fair...

We were given the opportunity to display some of our artwork at the Williams County Fair this year!

All grades are using Artist Trading Cards this year... as practice for techniques, as projects, and as "free art" when finished early. I gave each student a pocket page protector to store their cards in, and throughout the year we will be participating in ATC trades with other students at Bryan City Schools, other schools, and throughout the world!

These are the 3rd graders' ATC's from their first day in Art... one student drew a line on the card, then they passed them to their left, and another student finished the drawing using their imagination. I was so impressed with their creativity! Didn't they turn out great?!

Fifth grade started out the year reviewing the Elements of Art - Line, Shape, Value, Form, Texture, Color, and Space. They created these accordion books to show a sample of each Element. Throughout the semester we will be focusing on the Principles of Art and how the Elements are used to accomplish these, and then at the end the Principles will be drawn on the back of the accordion books! 

And, finally 6th graders are learning about World Facts and History combined with the Art Elements and Principles, so we connected the theory of Pangea and the continents with Puzzle Pieces that were inspired by our own personal interests. We focused on using the element of Space and principle of Contrast to create a visually pleasing composition. I loved learning more about my new artists through these artworks!

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