May 22, 2017 The Art Studio has been VERY busy preparing for the the school-wide art show this Thursday, May 25. Each 5th Grade Artist will have a 2D or 3D work of art as well as their flower sculptures on display. We really hope to see you there!
5th Grade Artists are finishing up their "Cubes and Tubes" drawings. Each student demonstrated 1pt Perspective to create a surrealistic drawing. Perspective drawing is a tool that artist use to show depth in a 2D work of art. There is a mathematical formula used to replicate how our eyes see this depth. These are techniques and ideas that High School artists often struggle with and your young artist ROCKED it! Congratulate them when you see their work. I am THOROUGHLY impressed with the skills they have acquired in this project.
Up next, we will be creating our own POP ART gel transfer paintings on canvas. What a special way to end the year!
April 6, 2017 5th Grade Artists have finished their flower sculptures and bowls! These are being rotated through the display case outside the art studio and some will be appearing at the art show as well as the WBEF fundraiser dinner.
We have moved onto our 1pt perspective drawing utilizing some of the same skills we practiced in the tessellation project as well as the flower sculptures. When planning out a drawing or painting, it's important to draw lightly. To begin this drawing, we had a friendly competition to see which artists had the "Cotton Candy Touch." Each table in each class had a winner for this competition that received a cotton candy award. Next, we practiced some of the shading techniques to show form in this drawing including the 123 method as well as gradation of value.
March, 19, 2017 5th Grade Artists are finishing up two sculpture projects. They have been hard at work producing giant-sized flowers using a variety of media. Some parts are drawing, some parts are painted, and all parts are larger than life! We also spent some time finishing our ceramic flower bowls. Some artists chose to watercolor theirs while others glazed them or used a tempera resist technique. They are stunning! Finished projects will be rotated through the new window display case. Some will even make an appearance at the WBEF dinner! Up next, we will continue to work on drawing skills to support our learning target, "I can demonstrate 1pt perspective through drawing.
February 12, 2017 5th Grade Artists are finishing up their clay projects. Each artist is creating a bowl using the shape of a flower. We subtracted clay from a slab to create the flower shape and added clay to the center of each to produce the effect of pollen or seeds. Once fired, artists will have the choice to either glaze or watercolor their bowls.
Up next, we will practice skills for our learning target, "I can demonstrate 1pt perspective through drawing."
January 22, 2017 When we came back from break, we spent a session demonstrating our portrait drawing and bilateral symmetry skills. Each student chose a Justin Timberlake or Beyonce half portrait to complete. We had a blast!
5th Grade Artists are finishing up their tessellations. They are stunning! Check us out on Artsonia. Artists that are complete are working on wedging clay for the upcoming project, creating a background for the new window installation, and will be creating puppets this coming week.
January 9, 2017 Happy New Year! Fifth grade artists started their Form/Tesselation drawings before we left for Holiday Break. Artists worked alone or in teams to create a tesselation of triangles. We used rulers and incorporated some basic geometry vocabulary including angles, vertices, degrees, quadrilateral, triangle, bisect, and trisect. Once the basic ink drawing is complete, we will begin to shade so our shapes become FORMS.
December 18, 2016 5th Grade Artists finished their portraits this past week. Each one is so incredibly unique! Once completed, Artists took part in the most delicious assessment ever! We worked in teams to create Cookie Color Wheels using frosting in primary colors. Take a look at the gallery below to see how fun our art studies can be!
December 11, 2016 Fifth Grade Artists are finishing up their portraits and moving on to our next unit. We will be working in teams to create drawings that support the learning target, "I can create a drawing using form." The difference between form and shape is depth. We turn squares into cubes to give the illusion of space in a work of art.
December 3, 2016 5th Grade artists are hard at work printing portraits. We learned about the basic structure of a face and how to draw the facial features. Then, each student etched half of a face into a printing plate. Artists are using complimentary colors to print their pieces and draw the other half to support the learning target, "I can use bilateral symmetry to create a face." I cannot wait to share the end results!
FYI: Most of the artwork that is created in the Art Studio is a standard framing size. This makes it easy to frame and exhibit your young artist's work at home or gift to loved ones.
Artists working on an installation for the display case.
October 29, 2016 5th grade artists are finishing up their large Color Wheel unit. We have learned so much about identifying and creating the 12 hues on the color wheel in a few different media. Our next project will support the learning target, "I can use bilateral symmetry to create a face." Each artist will learn how to draw the basic facial features and use a variety of media to render our final piece. This will include printmaking, drawing, and some painting. Stay tuned!
September, 26, 2016 5th Grade artists have finished the first part of their Color Wheel project. They used primary colors in oil pastel to create a 6 Hue Color Wheel to get us started. In honor of the changing seasons, we will take a brief pause from this larger unit and create a fall-inspired paper sculpture. Be on the look out for the Wegienka Upside-Down Pumpkin Patch soon!
5th Grade will be creating a 12 Hue Color Wheel. They will be able to identify and create the primary, secondary, and tertiarycolors in a variety of media. Click on the link above to learn more about what's covered in class.
5th Grade art lessons will support the following "I can" statements:
I can mix colors to create an accurate 12 hue color wheel.
I can create a drawing using form.
I can demonstrate the additive and subtractive methods using clay.
I can produce a tessellating shape in artwork.
I can demonstrate 1pt perspective through drawing.