"Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all" -Stanley Horowitz
Autumn is in the air!
There is something so magical about the transformation of the seasons. We have been watching the summer leaves outside our window turn from their summer green to the beautiful colors of fall. Nature and Shape have been a big focus this month.
The younger artists have been learning about artists that were heavily inspired by nature. Those artists include Hundertwasser and his abstract approach to nature and architecture.
The First Grade learned about Georgia O’Keeffe and her style of painting BIG! They created larger than life flowers and used their knowledge of warm and cool color to make the colors pop.
The Second Grade was re-introduced to Paul Klee and his use of shape in his work. We read the book The Cat and the Bird and looked at a variety of his work before creating our own Klee inspired work.
The Third grade focused on the line and color of leaves and created some watercolor paintings using warm and cool colors (very similar to the weather we are having this month!)
The Fourth grade created an underwater adventure while learning about value. They made tints and shades for a background to support their translucent jellyfish families. Keep an eye out for these at the upcoming art show in the spring.
In Fifth grade the focus was on creating different shapes with geometric and organic lines. After a quick rock and mineral study, the artists created their own crystals and geodes with oil pastels and watercolor on watercolor paper and then painted those in warm and cool colors. We made a "soil" background using construction paper and paint.
The classes will continue to use Line and Shape as we begin to focus on our upcoming color wheel projects.