So far this year we have been very busy in the art room learning about LINE, SHAPE, FORM, and VALUE.
Window collages inspired by Matisse's Open Window brought a beautiful close to the summer.
K-2 students have explored their EMOTIONS using abstract art to show the colors and feelings in their hearts. The results are beautiful and meaningful.
Grades 3-5 have been using LINE to create depth in artwork.
With Halloween around the corner, students in Kindergarten and 1st have been creating cat collages.
2nd and 3rd grade have been working on using VALUE to create FORM in organic pumpkin drawings/collage. The lumpier the better!
4th and 5th grade have been working with clay to create spider web coasters and witch hats. This exploration of FORM has been especially fun.
Fifth grade spent some time working on a fan-favorite, Minecraft inspired self-portraits. We discussed game design and how far pixelation has come.
K-2 worked hard on creating colorful eggs nests in celebration of spring.
The students learned all about many different varieties of eggs and went wild with color as a result!
The fall is a perfect time of year to explore organic shape and form. This fall we have a wide range of fun and educational art projects happening at Hedke.
Kindergarten is making pop-up pumpkin patches. They are using organic shape, warm colors, and line to create natural looking pumpkin patches that take 2D shapes to make 3D sculptures.
K - 2 are also exploring organic shape through the work of Pablo Picasso. His abstract portraits are a great inspiration for creative witches and frankensteins.
3rd grade is loving the creation of organic form tree sculptures and pumpkin patches. They are using warm colors, actual textures, and more. Unfortunately, these are a must see in person: the pictures really don't do them justice.
4th grade is getting extremely creative with haunted house silhouettes.
4th and 5th grades are all making organic jack-o-lanterns out of clay.
5th graders are also practicing form through shading partial pumpkin drawings with warm color value techniques.
More pictures will be posted soon.
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan