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.
It has been a busy and exciting start to the long winter.
Artists have been exploring different cultural traditions, like Polish Wycinanki Paper Cuts
Some functional art being created as well. Felt strip coasters were wrapped with holiday cheer to spread the artistic love.
Ms. Dziadosz did some of her own art making to create a juke box for the school Musical Celebration.
Of course, some classic winter art themes have been covered as well, including: the work of Norman Rockwell, snowman chalk drawings, winter landscape painting, and polar bears in front of the aurora borealis (northern lights)
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan