Each third grade class completed a different still life, and here are a few samples of their finished projects! They learned how to use value and color to create the illusion of three dimensional forms.
Here is a sampling of our 4th graders finished projects. They learned how to use pyramid composition to draw the viewer's eye to the face of the sitter, and learned how to mix different colored pencils using the burnishing technique.
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2nd graders just finished their line worksheet and preparing for their Picasso Rooster Line Drawing by practicing using simple lines and shapes to build a more complex image. Next, they will begin their project, which they will finish by adding color and texture to, using pastels.
3rd Grade is learning about the different jobs of light in art, such as creating the illusion of form, directing the viewers gaze, and illuminating the focal point of an image. For their project, they will be completing a pastel still life, using value to create the illusion of three dimensional form. They have begun their drawings for the project and will soon add color!
4th grade is learning about portraiture and self portraiture and their defining characteristics. We have also been learning how different compositional structures, such as pyramid composition, can be used to direct the viewers eye to the face of the sitter. Students will be creating a self portrait for their project and have already begun the line work!
5th grade is learning about study drawing and their many different uses, such as refining of skill, recording of knowledge, and solving of problems in anticipation of a finished work. Students will be creating a reproduction of Rembrandt's Elephant Study for their project and have already completed a pencil sketch in preparation for their finished work, which will be done in charcoal.