5th Grade Artists have been working on guided paintings and drawings for their Color Wheel Unit. This has made it difficult to get pictures for updates! This project is coming to a close in the next week, and I'm super excited to see the results. We have learned the formulas for how to mix the secondary and tertiary colors, can recognize the subtle differences between them, and can group these into color schemes to promote desired effects in a work of art. We ALSO learned how to draw three different complicated images for our final color wheel. I'll say it again, I CAN'T wait to see this all come together!
5th Grade Artists started their Color Wheel Unit with a tasty challenge. Artists worked in teams to mix primary-colored frosting into the 12 colors of an expanded color wheel. Find your young artist in the photos of this fun.
5th Grade Artists also started working on a Color Wheel installation for the Art Studio Display Case. We all worked together to paint and draw many many pieces for this project. Artists made choices about what materials to use during these Open Studio days. Look for this display to come together in the next week or so.
Up next, 5th Grade Artists will be creating their own 12 Hue Color Wheels. We will do a few sessions of guided painting and drawing. Then, artists will assemble their own pieces to create the finished work.
September 17, 2017
The first day of class, 5th Grade Artists played a musical-chair-type of ice-breaker game called "Likes and Dislikes." Take a look at some photos and videos.
The first week of rock painting was a blast, but we still have more to go to complete our landscaping project. This will continue this coming week. Please make sure your Young Artist has an art shirt to protect their school clothes. The rocks that we paint will be apart of a permanent rock garden at Wegienka!
Up next, we will starting our Color Unit. Stay tuned for lots of pictures of our yummy intro lesson!
September 5, 2017
Welcome back! 5th Grade Artists are hitting the ground running with 3 major projects. Along with the rest of the Wegienka Artists, we will take part in a school-wide installation inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. Each artist will be given a stone to decorate using acrylic paint. The stones will all be displayed on the school grounds to be enjoyed for years to come.
After this is complete, 5th Grade Artists will begin their color theory unit where each artist will create a 12-hue color wheel. To introduce this unit, artists will make yummy color discoveries (pictures to come soon!) and will work together to create an installation for the display case outside of the studio.
Projects in 5th Grade address skills your young artist will need in secondary level art classes and are more challenging because of this. Get ready to be wowed!
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.