Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Expressive Landscapes and Lines


In art class, Lower and Upper Elementary students have been enjoying our last warm days outside as they create observational drawings of trees. Inspired by the Impressionists, our young artists are completing their trees with vibrant, layered color as they marry observation with expressive interpretation.

This landscape exercise invites Lower Elementary children to reinforce their knowledge of color theory as they are introduced to Impressionism and oil pastels. The project encourages Upper Elementary children to reinforce their knowledge of color theory and their understanding of foreground, middle ground, and background as they are introduced to Impressionism, oil pastels, and the concept of themes in art. Upper Elementary students are also enjoying the opportunity to work on the map of the world mural in the art room.

The five year old Primary students are continuing their introduction to the elements of art with a Taking a Line for a Walk exercise. For this project, students practice finding and defining the element of shape by using the elements of line, color, and texture and the principle of pattern.











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