Monday, September 18, 2017

Kinder Paul Klee Fish

Kinders are so fun to have in art as they are very enthusiastic and love the whole process. Our Art to Remember piece is a fish, to practice types of lines ( straight, curved and crossing), and warm
 ( yellow, red. orange) , cool colors  (blue, green purple).
The liquid water colors over oil pastels, really make the artworks glow!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Back to it! 5th grade art!

We are back in full swing at the Sopris Elementary Art Room! After setting up rules and procedures, and social contracts, we are ready to do ART! 5th is starting off with a Colorado landscape for our Art to Remember  program. Here they are painting the foreground, middle ground, and back ground over their masked aspen trees. Next week we will peel off the tape and finish the trees.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Second Grade End of Year Creepy Carrot Characters

While reviewing Secondary colors and the Neutral color gray, second graders drew and painted the main characters from the Creepy Carrots book. These kiddos captured the illustrator's characters so well, with their own artistic touch!

Third grade Gears

Third grade enjoyed learning about the history of the Industrial Revolution, ( in extreme brevity via slides). They drew gears, sharpied them and painted with metallic tempera. The backgrounds were finished with black water colors. Here are some proud artists.

End of year Dragon Eyes, 5th grade

5th grade finished out their art year with colored pencil dragon eyes. Their values are very good. Here are a few examples. I will miss these artists.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fifth Grade, closing out the year......

We have a great group of fifth graders that are moving on to middles school next fall. There is a lot of art talent in their group and I will miss them. To end our art time at Sopris I taught them about perspective. Using shapes we drew a vanishing point and vectors from our shapes to that point. The result is 3-D forms disappearing into the distance. These were painted with analogous colors of tempera. Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel. Finally a collage of strips was created. The strips could be any direction but had to be grouped by color theme. These are pretty cool looking artworks!
 Finishers are drawing dragon eyes with colored pencil to hone their skills on value and shading to make a 3-D look. I will post more as they finish the reptilian eyes.