Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall's Bounty

We have been inspired by fall and the bounty of our school garden. First and second grade students were also inspired by two contemporary Japanese artists Miroco Machiko (1981) and Yayoi Kusama (1929). Kusama will have an exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta November 18, 2018 through February 17, 2019. Her avant-garde style of pattern, mirrors and exaggeration create a quirky world and experience for the viewer.  I can't wait :)

Second grade students worked on  lines following the contours of a form and the meaning and how to mix tints and shades.

Miroco Machiko is a painter and illustrator. She paints simple, bold images that fill the space of her composition. Her vegetable paintings often include dark color in the negative space. This project served as a great opportunity to review and use our elements of art and focus on organic shapes and positive and negative space.

With Washington Farms in our community, many students have visited the pumpkin patch on field trips or with family and friends. Third graders used this as inspiration for a 1 point linear perspective fall landscape. We studied the three parts of a landscape and how we can use overlapping, size, placement and details to create a sense of depth and distance in our artwork. Oil pastels and paint are always a hit in the art room and finally the cooler mornings remind us that it is fall.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Art Club Antics

Our 4th and 5th grade Art Club just completed its third of eight meetings. Boy! Have we been busy. Our first two meetings were filled with coil trays and clay animals. At the last meeting, we worked with wire and paper to create a figure that became part of a larger sculpture. Next on the list is glue batik and then back to the clay pieces for painting since my new kiln is not here yet. Big thanks to Ms. Johnston, the art teacher next door at Malcom Bridge Middle School, for firing our greenware.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Finishing Up Our Square 1Art

We have been working hard to create our very best designs for this year's Square 1 Art projects.
These fifth graders are proud of their final MBES Square 1 Art design and can not wait to share them with their families. 

Order packets should go home mid-October with orders due November 3rd and delivery the last week of November. 
Just in time for holiday gift giving. 
                 Check out this year's products at Square 1 Art